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South Australia’s arts stars shine as 2018 Ruby Awards finalists revealed

An international operatic tour de force, a blockbuster exhibition of European masterpieces and local companies celebrating artists with disabilities are among the finalists in the 13th annual Ruby Awards, announced today.

Newly revamped for 2018 with 12 prize categories, the Rubys will also pay tribute to late South Australian arts and cultural icons Uncle Stevie Goldsmith and Frank Ford AM with two new awards named in their honour.

New tenant for Fowler’s building keeps the live music flowing

Adelaide’s Lion Arts Centre will continue rocking with the sounds of live music as local music and events company Five Four Entertainment takes over the ground floor of the Fowler's building in 2019.

Following their successful bid in a tender process conducted by Arts South Australia, Five Four Entertainment will take over the lease of the building's ground floor, basement and mezzanine from January 1, operating it as a live music and arts venue.

October School Holidays - what's on

Fossick for opals at the South Australian Museum, create monsters at Carclew, make a Lego animation at the National Motor Museum, or leap into circus with Cirkidz -  there's plenty to see and do in South Australia's arts and cultural institutions these October school holidays!

North Terrace, Adelaide
Open 10am to 5pm daily.
FREE entry, some exhibitions ticketed.
Ph: 8207 7000

Funding boost for artists and facilities

The 2018-19 State Budget delivers a direct funding boost for the South Australian arts sector.

"The Marshall Liberal Government will return the focus of government arts funding to artists and arts organisations," said Premier Steven Marshall.

"Funding will be redirected from government administration towards grant programs and new initiatives to grow our creative industries and attract visitors to South Australia."

A message from Arts South Australia about recent changes

This week the role of Executive Director of Arts South Australia was abolished, resulting in the departure of Executive Director Peter Louca.

The decision by Acting Chief Executive of the Department of the Premier and Cabinet Erma Ranieri comes after an independent review of DPC's business operations, based on existing required savings targets and the need for organisational efficiencies and reform.

Director, Arts Program, Organisations and Initiatives Jennifer Layther will until further notice be responsible for operational functions of Arts South Australia within DPC.