Latest News

Back to Latest News back

 

South Australia’s arts sector to receive $10 million boost

South Australia’s arts sector to receive $10 million boost
September 29, 2020

South Australia’s arts and cultural sector will receive a $10.2 million boost to fast-track its recovery from the devastating impacts of COVID-19, bringing the government’s total Arts support package to $20 million.

This has included direct funding to artists and small-to-medium organisations, rent relief to organisations, and investment in new events to support sector recovery.

With the additional $10.2 million, the South Australian Government will invest in a range of initiatives aimed at supporting professional artists and building strategic partnerships.

SA Premier Steven Marshall said the government is backing the local arts sector, which is so vital to job creation and the broader South Australian economy and advised “the arts community was hit hard by the COVID-19 around the nation, and we were not immune to that locally.

“This is part of the government’s plan to keep South Australia safe and strong.

“We know that in addition to the economic benefits, the arts play an essential role in helping people to connect, which is now more important than ever.

“Many people’s lives have been interrupted, and the solace, inspiration and enjoyment that the arts bring will contribute to our community’s wellbeing.

The South Australian Government’s package will align with four priorities:

  • collaboration and partnerships: supporting collaboration and partnerships between artists and arts organisations to create jobs and foster the evolution of arts practice in a COVID-safe environment;
  • theatre and festival recovery: enabling theatres and festivals to re-open by supporting the creation, development and presentation of work in a COVID-safe environment, to create jobs for artists and arts workers, and technical and production crew;
  • digital innovation: generating digital innovation by supporting the development and curation of new digital content, building sector skills and capability, and investing in technology and digital expertise
  • mentorship: supporting strategy and business development for arts organisations through mentorships to increase their capacity.

Image courtesy of Art Gallery of South Australia 

 

Related Articles

4th September 2020 - State Theatre Company South Australia returns to the stage

4th April 2020 - Tourism Industry Council South Australia welcomes government financial support

26th April 2019 - Tourism group says South Australia needs $50 million for international marketing

26th July 2018 - Art Gallery of South Australia names first female Director

15th December 2017 - Arts Industry Council of South Australia launches 40 year cultural policy

17th March 2013 - Art Gallery of South Australia triples return on investment

12th August 2020 - Adelaide Festival Centre welcomes audiences to newly developed Her Majesty’s Theatre

14th July 2020 - Adelaide Guitar Festival supports local musicians with online video series

1st July 2020 - Adelaide Fringe Festival delivers another record-breaking year

22nd June 2020 - Alan Cumming announced as new Artistic Director for Adelaide Cabaret Festival 2021

20th June 2020 - Adelaide Festival Centre trust announces new appointments 

12th June 2020 - Adelaide’s redeveloped Her Majesty’s Theatre unveiled

5th June 2020 - Adelaide Cabaret Festival marks 20th Anniversary with online celebrations


Asking a small favour
We hope that you value the news that we publish so while you're here can we ask for your support?

The news we publish at www.ausleisure.com.au is independent, credible (we hope) and free for you to access, with no pay walls and no annoying pop-up ads.

However, as an independent publisher, can we ask for you to support us by subscribing to the printed Australasian Leisure Management magazine - if you don't already do so.

Published bi-monthly since 1997, the printed Australasian Leisure Management differs from this website in that it publishes longer, in-depth and analytical features covering aquatics, attractions, entertainment, events, fitness, parks, recreation, sport, tourism and venues management.

Subscriptions cost just $90 a year.

Click here to subscribe.

 

supplier directory

The Complete Guide to Leisure Industry Products & Services.

See the directory see all

Clubware

Clubware’s online gym software is not your run of the mill management system. It has been carefully designed to incorporate all the elements that a fitness club would need. How did we do that?…

read more

Access / Billing / Fitness / Recreation

 
 

AUSTRALIAN WATERSLIDES AND LEISURE

A leading designer and manufacturer of innovative waterslides and attractions, Australian Waterslides and Leisure (AWL) is also able to advise clients in the areas of concept and design, feasibility…

read more

Aquatics / Attractions / Play / Waterparks

 
 

Hydrocare Pool Services

Hydrocare Pool Services Pty Ltd offer 30 years of experience in aquatic industry features, products and water treatment. Hydrocare Pools has undertaken water treatment for aquatic centres and…

read more

Aquatics / Attractions / Play / Recreation / Technology

 
 

The Pool Enclosure Company

Now TPEC Pool Enclosures - see www.ausleisure.com.au/suppliers/tpec-pool-enclosures

read more

Aquatics / Design / Recreation / Venues

 
 

Yellowbox Lockers

Yellowbox is an Australian technology company that has developed smart locker technology operated through an app with a focus on experience for users and facility managers. Found at Beaches, Aquatic…

read more

Aquatics / Attractions / Entertainment / Retail / Security

 
 
 

Digonex

Digonex is a leading provider of customised dynamic pricing solutions to clients in arts and entertainment, sport, attractions, cultural institutions and retail sectors. Digonex’s technology is…

read more

Attractions / Entertainment / Sport / Technology / Ticketing

 
 

SENtag

Developed in Europe, this innovative system offers a safety management solution for swimming pools that checks individual swimmers via their wristband - monitoring their depth and time. Sensors…

read more

Aquatics / Hospitality / Safety / Technology / Waterparks

 
 
 
 

get listed with our suppliers directory

Get your business noticed in our targeted directory. Viewed by 10,000 industry professionals per week!

list your business