A community concert designed to bring peace to Roebourne has received a State Government grant. Big hART’s annual Songs for Peace, centred around International Day of Peace, was granted $50,000 from the Regional and Remote Festivals Fund as part of the Regional Arts and Cultural Investment Program. Songs for Peace involves a series of music and songwriting workshops, community feasting and performances. The event ends with a large outdoor concert featuring headline artists, local musicians, elders and young people. The aim of the event is to promote harmony, safety, conflict resolution and a strong future for Roebourne. The grant is set to go towards facilitating the event this year. Culture and the Arts Minister David Templeman said the State Government was proud to support the regional festivals scene. “We know that our arts sector, particularly in regional WA, has had a tough year due to COVID-19 restrictions,” he said. “So, it's great to know that these initiatives will be providing an outlet for artists, and opportunities for community members to get involved and be creative.” The concert was first held in 2018, with a line-up curated by Grammy Award winner and music broadcaster Lucky Oceans. Last year’s concert saw singer songwriter Naomi Pigram as the headline performer.