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2018 Ruby Awards winners announced

2018 Premier's Award for Lifetime Achievement winner Alison Milyika Carroll

Internationally renowned Aboriginal artist Alison Milyika Carroll has received one of the state’s highest arts and cultural honours, winning the Premier’s Award for Lifetime Achievement at the 2018 Ruby Awards.

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

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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.

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.

New categories announced for 2018 Ruby Awards as nominations open

Festivals, young people and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists will be among those to be honoured with new specific awards as South Australia’s Arts and Culture Ruby Awards are revamped for 2018.

Expanding from 10 awards to 12, the Rubys will now include new categories for Best Festival and Best Work, Event or Project for Young People, as well as awards specifically for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists, arts workers and arts organisations, and artists and arts workers aged under 35.

Respectful Behaviours training workshops on offer

The safety and wellbeing of everyone working in, and engaging with, the South Australian arts and cultural sector is of paramount importance.

Arts South Australia is committed to a zero-tolerance approach to all forms of victimisation, bullying and harassment, including sexual harassment. It is a condition of all funding and grants that recipients must adopt and implement a Respectful Behaviours policy and procedure.

Major theatre and dance works put new spin on Made in Adelaide program

Two major theatrical productions will spearhead Arts South Australia’s 2018 Made in Adelaide program at the Edinburgh International Fringe Festival in August, with the full list of delegates announced today.

In all, 18 South Australian artists and arts organisations will receive funding to present shows at the festival under the Made in Adelaide banner, encompassing theatre, music, cabaret and dance.

In a first for the cultural export program, two major multi-company productions will be supported.

Construction ramps up on Her Majesty's makeover

Her historic Grote Street frontage remains, but behind the iconic facade Her Majesty's Theatre is almost unrecognisable as redevelopment of the venue continues.

Today Premier Steven Marshall and local media toured the site to view the renovations under way, which have already seen the seats removed from the auditorium, the chandelier dismantled and part of the northern wall behind the stage removed.

Jury pick winning design for Adelaide Contemporary

Image of the winning design for the Adelaide Contemporary International Design Competition, designed by Diller Scofidio and Renfro and Woods Bagot.

A design incorporating a performance lab and a suspended rooftop garden has been unveiled as the jury’s top choice in the Adelaide Contemporary International Design Competition.

The winning team is Diller Scofidio + Renfro and Woods Bagot with a design the international competition jury said “presented a highly dynamic building for the future” and “which would create something truly unique for Adelaide”.

Local musicians scale new heights with Robert Stigwood Fellowship

The initiative that helped kickstart the careers of some of South Australia’s top bands, musicians and music industry professionals is again open for applications.

Now in its fifth year, the Robert Stigwood Fellowship program supports the development of both South Australian music artists and music industry entrepreneurs through funding and mentoring.

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