Objective: Aboriginal arts and culture – what are the strengths and opportunities?

Recommendation and response

Accepted - An updated Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Arts Strategy will be developed.

January 2020 update

Arts South Australia is determining the appropriate process, consultation and steps needed to endorse a new Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Arts Strategy, based on consultation with the sector.

As an example of the kinds of activity that will be promoted through the strategy, the government will look to support and promote key Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander arts and culture initiatives such as the Tarnanthi: Festival of Contemporary Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art exhibition in Brittany, France in 2020 and the 2020 Adelaide Fringe signature project, Yabarra: Dreaming in Light, an immersive Aboriginal storytelling experience.

March 2020 update

Arts South Australia is determining resource requirements and will manage this work, recognising the necessity for authentic engagement with the sector.

Accepted - We will align existing programs with other government initiatives, such as the Aboriginal Art and Cultures Centre, to deliver this recommendation.

Accepted - In collaboration with Aboriginal elders, key sector and government stakeholders, we will implement initiatives that support language revival, storytelling to honour Aboriginal cultures, as well as support increased education and understanding.

Accepted - Guided by Aboriginal elders, key sector and government stakeholders, including the Aboriginal Art and Cultures Gallery and the South Australian Museum, we will promote Aboriginal cultural infrastructure to further support genuine cultural practice.

Supported in-principle - With the support of Aboriginal elders, key sector stakeholders as well as local, state and federal government organisations, we will explore and promote opportunities to further develop regional arts centres as community hubs.