Useful Links

Here are some links to resources that artists may find helpful. The list is arranged alphabetically. For a more comprehensive list of resources, arts venues, organisations and companies, please click the Organisations tab on the home page.

ARC Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries and Innovation

The ARC Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries and Innovation (CCI) was established in 2005 to focus research and development on the role the creative industries and their contributing disciplines make to a more dynamic and inclusive innovation system and society.

Art Gallery of South Australia

Arts Hub

With over 10,000 members and 33,000 subscribers, artsHub has an extremely broad reach within the Australian arts scene. For creative job-seekers and job advertisers, they are the first port of call. artsHub's Professional Members and Company Members receive exclusive access to jobs. Arts businesses large and small use artsHub to find the best candidates for their vacancies. Regardless of whether they're looking for a lead actor, musical director, gallery assistant or arts administrator, they know they'll find a great candidate within artsHub's talent pool. That's why more and more arts jobs now show up exclusively on artsHub.
All members and subscribers receive our weekly News and monthly bulletins, as well as their popular industry Special Reports and Festival Focus bulletins.

Arts and Health - A Guide to the Evidence
Background document prepared for the Arts and Health Foundation Australia. Christine Putland,  September 2012.    Signed 2008 Agreement Arts SA SA Health

Arts Law Centre of Australia

Arts Law provides legal advice and information on a wide range of arts related legal and business matters including contracts, copyright, business structures, defamation, insurance, employment and taxation to artists and arts organisations across all art forms.


AusdanceSA is the leading provider of dance services (development) for South Australia. They are recognised as a leader in the field of dance through the provision of dance services, advocacy, activity, education, and professional development for dance artists, practitioners and enthusiasts throughout South Australia.

Australia Council of the Arts

The Australia Council for the Arts is the Australian Government’s arts funding and advisory body. The Council is accountable to the Australian Parliament and to the Government through the Minister for the Arts. The Australia Council's strategic plan reflects their desire to make more visible the vitality of our arts and culture, and to recognise the evolving way that Australians make and experience art. Their role is to support the unimagined along with the reimagined, the unknown and experimental along with the keenly anticipated. They are a champion for Australian arts both here and overseas. They invest in artistic excellence through support for all facets of the creative process and are committed to the arts being more accessible to all Australians.

Australian Major Performing Arts Group (AMPAG)

The Australian Major Performing Arts Group, or AMPAG, is the umbrella group for Australia's major performing arts companies who inspire millions through theatre, circus, contemporary dance, classical ballet, classical music, opera, musicals and comedy.

Australian Performing Arts Market (APAM)

The Australian Performing Arts Market (APAM) is Australia's leading, internationally focused industry event for contemporary performing arts.

Established in 1994 by the Australia Council for the Arts, APAM showcases and promotes a thriving, diverse national sector and stimulates the ongoing dialogue, collaboration and exchange between local artists and producers and their international counterparts to grow the export of Australian performance.

Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA)

APRA works to ensure that composers, songwriters and publishers are rewarded whenever, and wherever, their musical works are played, performed or reproduced and we help Australian & New Zealand music consumers get access to the world’s musical repertoire.

Australian Writers' Guild

The Australian Writers’ Guild is the professional association for Australian performance writers including film, television, theatre, radio and digital media. Established by a group of radio writers in 1962, the Guild has over a 50 year history of representing the professional interests of Australian scriptwriters.

They fight to improve professional standards, conditions and remuneration for Australian performance writers; to protect and advance the creative rights of their members and to promote the Australian cultural voice in all its diversity.


A vibrant and helpful online community, Blog Tyrant provides free long-form content for artists, musicians, organisations, and individuals who want to spread their work or ideas on the Internet. With resources on how to start a blog or website, build an audience, and navigate social media, the tested case studies and guides are designed for both beginners and advanced users.


Carclew is South Australia’s only multi-artform and cultural organisation dedicated to artistic outcomes by and for people aged 26 and under. It provides young people with opportunities to try different art forms, supports emerging artists to develop their craft and advocates for youth arts practice.

Child Protection Measures for Arts and Cultural Organisations
If your organisation provides services to children, it is important that you take steps to ensure their safety and wellbeing.

Creative Industries in South Australia Report - June 2005

Creative Partnerships Australia

Their role is to create a culture of private sector support for the arts. They aim to grow the culture of giving, investment, partnership and volunteering, bringing donors, businesses, artists and arts organisations together to foster a more sustainable and vibrant arts sector for the benefit of all Australians.

Creative Spaces

Creative Spaces is a free resource to find or list space to rent in order to develop, create, exhibit or perform creative work.


Guildhouse is the leading South Australian organisation supporting and creating connections for South Australian creative practitioners for 50 years. Guildhouse began in 1966 as the Craft Association of South Australia. Over the years they have provided professional development support not only for craftspeople but visual artists and designers too, assisting them in building enduring, sustainable practices.

Helpmann Academy

The Helpmann Academy model is unique. No other group in Australia provides such valuable and practical assistance to emerging artists across all creative disciplines and from multiple institutions. Since 1994, the Helpmann Academy has assisted more than 5,000 emerging artists support their own work, enter their professions with confidence and go on to make strong contributions to South Australia's community, economy and identity.

Ian Potter Foundation

The Ian Potter Foundation makes grants for general charitable purposes in Australia that advance knowledge and benefit the community in the areas of the arts, community well being, education, environment and conservation, health, medical research and science.

International Federation of Arts Councils and Culture Agencies (IFACCA)

IFACCA is the global network of arts councils and ministries of culture. IFACCA aims to benefit artists, arts organisations and communities worldwide.

Live Performance Australia (LPA)

Live Performance Australia (LPA) is the peak body for Australia’s live entertainment and performing arts industry.

Media Resource Centre

Media Resource Centre is a South Australian organisation, which provides support for local filmmakers, general information, membership details, support service details, and job opportunities.

Music Development Office

The South Australian Government has set up the Music Development Office as a collaborative union of ‘Arts’ and 'Industry Development', to support the ongoing development of the music industry in South Australia. This includes the delivery of initiatives that facilitate artistic and business development, market development and export strategies, within a supportive music cluster environment that incorporates commercial operators and broader creative industries, and aims to accelerate industry growth and attract investment.

Music SA

Music SA is a not-for-profit organisation committed to promoting, supporting and developing contemporary music in South Australia.

Ministry for the Arts

The Ministry for the Arts develops and administers programs and policies that encourage excellence in art, support for cultural heritage and public access to arts and culture. The Ministry for the Arts is part of the Department of Communications and the Arts.

National Association of the Visual Arts (NAVA)

NAVA is the representative and respected voice for Australian visual arts. They actively support and affirm the value of artists and the Australian art sector by: leading critical dialogue and debate; informing policy priorities through research and consultation; and providing pathways for professional development and partnerships, with artists at the heart of everything they do.

PPCA: Phonographic Performance Company of Australia Limited

PPCA is a national, non government, non-profit organisation that represents the interest of record companies and Australian recording artists. It works with licensors, being thousands of Australian recording artists and hundreds of labels both major and independent. While PPCA enables businesses to thrive by playing a repertoire of quality music, they also safeguard the rights of thousands of Australian recording artists and labels, ensuring that they receive a fair return for their music.

Public Art Walking Guide

SA Writers' Centre

SA Writers' Centre is a not for profit organisation that aims to foster, develop and promote writers and writing. The Centre, which has over 1200 members, was the first of its kind in Australia and continues to art as a resource for people of all ages and experiences, assisting both new and established writers on every aspect of craft and publishing.

Smoke Free events policy
Arts SA asks that any recipient of its grants or funding should apply smoke free policies to its events.

South Australian Film Corporation (SAFC)

The South Australian Film Corporation (SAFC) is a statutory body established under the 1972 South Australian Film Corporation Act. The SAFC is South Australia's lead agency for the development, support and promotion of the state's screen production sector. SAFC provides unique opportunities for international, national and local producers to create and deliver a diverse slate of feature film, television and online projects.

South Australian Living Artist (SALA)

The SALA Festival was established in 1998 to promote and celebrate the many talented visual artists in South Australia. Their aim is to extend audiences, remain the cornerstone of the Festival, and as an umbrella organisation they have continued a policy of inclusiveness allowing all artists at any level and working in any medium to be part of the annual SALA Festivals every August.

Winston Churchill Memorial Trust

The aim of the trust is to provide an opportunity for Australians to travel overseas to conduct research in their chosen field that is not readily available in Australia. It also aims to reward proven achievement of talented and deserving Australians with further opportunity in their pursuit of excellence for the enrichment of Australian society.

Working with children in art