Developing meaningful, long-term partnerships is an essential part of FORM’s mandate. Our partnerships move beyond traditional money-for-services sponsorship models to represent a shared vision, a respect of each others skills, a mutual trust and a desire to contribute something truly long-lasting to the communities involved.
Each of FORM’s Projects have a unique combination of partners and supporters which allow them to take place. See individual Project pages and websites to view their individual sets of acknowledgements.
Link to BHP Billiton
The successful 10 year cross-sector partnership between BHP Billiton and FORM is one that nurtures innovative approaches to the challenging issue of sustainable regional development. The knowledge and skills contributed by each partner have served to foster outcomes that would be difficult to achieve for either partner alone. At the same time, the increasing recognition of the integral value of ‘culture’ in sustainable development brings to focus the merit, richness, and potential of this type of partnering – which can serve as a model for cultural development.
The initial vision for the partnership was to improve the quality of life in the Pilbara towns in which BHP Billiton operated. By helping these communities celebrate a distinctive sense of place and identity, and by broadening the economic and employment opportunities for Aboriginal people, they become more attractive places to live and work.
At the heart of the partnership lies social investment in a manner that encourages a convergence between the needs of BHP Billiton as a business, FORM as a cultural organisation, and those of the broader community.
The partnership between FORM and BHP Billiton has been recognised by the Australian Business Arts Foundation, winning commitment and community awards in 2010 and 2011.
Link to DCA
FORM is supported by the Western Australian Government through the Department of Culture and the Arts.
Link to Landcorp
Landcorp are supporting FORM to deliver The Goods Shed as a major cultural facility and project space for Perth
Link to Catalyst
Catalyst - Australian Arts and Council Fund supports The Goods Shed through our major residency program across Western Australia.
Link to Arts Law
Arts Law have provided ongoing pro bono support to assist in developing innovative legal frameworks around key projects.