Skills & Business Support
Our skills and business support programs are special initiatives designed to support the capability and capacity building of Western Australian crews, creatives and companies in order to grow and create a more sustainable WA screen industry.
These programs are designed to advance projects featuring strong Western Australian stories, content and voices so they can seek further investment or market interest and move towards being production ready.
Industry Enhancement Program
There are two streams of funding available through this program.
- Stream One – New Ideas that leverage new partnerships and finance into WA
- Stream Two – Developing growth in WA Screen industry companies
Stream One has a multi-stage application process, with the first submission deadline closing on Monday, 28 February 2022 at 5:00pm AWST.
Applications for Stream Two will open at a later date.
Please ensure you read the program guidelines to ensure you are eligible before applying.
How to Apply
Applications will be accepted through the Screenwest SmartyGrants Portal during the submission period.
Crew Attachment Program
The Screenwest Crew Attachment Program aims to provide on the job experience for Western Australian screen practitioners who are interested in furthering their career and skills, by shadowing an experienced industry professional on a professional production shooting in Western Australia.
The program is designed to address skills gaps that exist (or emerge over time) and are identified as being of the highest priority within Western Australia’s professional below-the-line crew base.
Once the attachment opportunities have been mutually agreed upon by Producer and Screenwest there will be a public call out for applications through Screenwest’s newsletter and Facebook page.
Edit Assistant attachment
Five week Edit Assistant attachment on an upcoming documentary series.
Researcher / Post-Production Assistant attachment
Five week Researcher / Post-Production Assistant attachment on an upcoming documentary series.
Applications open: Monday, 17 January 2022
Applications close: Tuesday, 25 January 2022 at 5:00pm AWST
Expected start date: Monday, 31 January 2022
How to Apply
Applications will be accepted through the Screenwest SmartyGrants Portal. Attachment descriptions for individual opportunities and links to apply will be added as they become available.
Only for applications not submitted through SmartyGrants