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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.