Local companies and artists to share in bumper arts funding boost

Twelve South Australian artists and arts organisations will share in more than $300,000 in state government funding to support career development, community arts engagement and the creation and presentation of new work.

In total six individual artists and six organisations have received $305,022 in funding, the majority awarded through Arts South Australia’s Independent Makers and Presenters (IMPP) Building Pathways program, which assists independent, professional local artists to build their profiles nationally and overseas.

Funding recipients include:

Arts South Australia takes a stand against bullying and harassment

The State government body charged with advancing and supporting the Arts and Culture in this State has placed the safety and wellbeing of all those working in the sector at the fore, by making the adoption of a workplace anti-bullying and harassment policy a condition for anyone receiving government funding.

Arts South Australia is taking a proactive leadership approach to this serious issue.

"The safety and wellbeing of our entire sector is of paramount importance," said Arts South Australia Executive Director, Peter Louca.

International jury for Adelaide Contemporary announced

Adelaide Contemporary International Design Competition shortlisted teams visit the Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, 2018. Photo: Nat Rogers

A renowned South Australian artist, a Harvard University architecture professor and a curator of architecture and design at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art are among nine experts on the jury for the Adelaide Contemporary global design competition.

The jury was announced today as the six shortlisted international design teams visited the North Terrace site of the proposed construction – the former Royal Adelaide Hospital site - for the first time.

Made up of nine eminent leaders from the arts, architecture, culture and business, the jury includes:

2018 Adelaide Festival Awards for Literature shortlist announced

Thirty-seven writers from around Australia have today been honoured in one of the nation’s richest and most prestigious literary awards, with the shortlist released for the 2018 Adelaide Festival Awards for Literature.

The biennial awards offer a total prize pool of $167,500 across six national and five South Australian categories, including the coveted Premier’s Award worth $25,000 for the overall winner. The awards also include three fellowships for South Australian writers worth $15,000 each.

South Australia sets sights on big-budget films

In what will be the largest ever boost to the SA film industry, the State Government is introducing a new un-capped rebate which will strengthen the State’s ability to attract large budget productions.

The new ‘Post Production, Digital and Visual Effects (PDV)’ rebates will ensure that SA is globally competitive in attracting blockbuster films that use Visual Effects (VFX), such as Thor: RagnarokX-Men: Dark Phoenix and Tomb Raider.

They will also support the State’s ability to secure content production for on-demand services such as Netflix.

South Australian arts and cultural stars honoured at 2017 Ruby Awards

WOMADelaide Director Ian Scobie AM has received one of the state’s highest arts and cultural honours, winning the Premier’s Award for Lifetime Achievement at the 2017 Ruby Awards.

Presented by Arts South Australia and now in its 12th year, the Ruby Awards celebrate the best within South Australia’s arts and cultural sector, with 10 winners announced tonight at a gala event at the Queen’s Theatre in Adelaide.

2017 Ruby Awards finalists announced

Image of the ruby red glass 2016 Ruby Awards crafted by JamFactory

An international operatic masterpiece, two companies celebrating disabled artists and grain silos transformed into a giant art canvas are among the finalists in the 12th annual Ruby Awards, announced today.

Presented by Arts South Australia, the awards celebrate the best of South Australia’s arts and cultural sectors, with winners to be announced at a gala event on Saturday 2 December at the Queen’s Theatre in Adelaide.

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