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.
Arts South Australia is in the process of drafting the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Arts Strategy for South Australia and its accompanying implementation plan.
The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Pilot Projects program is a special initiative to inform and support the development of the strategy. The pilot projects will become case studies that provide examples of initiatives and activities that show ways of collaboration and demonstrate artistic merit, innovation and excellence. Funding for the program was offered through an expression of interest process, with applicants needing to demonstrate the capacity to deliver and drive enduring, long-term sustainable change and the creation of opportunities that will enable sector evolution and growth. Five pilot projects received funding and they represent a diverse spread of art forms (visual arts, music and dance), demographics (independent artists, organisations) and geography (regional South Australia and metro Adelaide).
The development of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Arts Strategy is underpinned and guided by a set of cultural values and will provide the government with cohesive and clear direction for long-term growth in the sector. The strategy will enable the government to consider a range of options that will allow it to better meet the needs of the Aboriginal arts and culture sector in South Australia - such as expanded and new programs with tangible outcomes, increased community resources, artistic outcomes and enhanced wellbeing for Aboriginal communities.
Accepted – We will align existing programs with other government initiatives, such as the Aboriginal Art and Cultures Centre, to deliver this recommendation.
This recommendation is being progressed within the strategy development under recommendation 9.1, with initiatives detailed as part of the implementation plan for the strategy.
This recommendation is being progressed within the strategy development under recommendation 9.1.
This recommendation is being progressed within the strategy development under recommendation 9.1 and in conjunction with the development of the Aboriginal Arts and Cultures Centre at Lot 14 in Adelaide.
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.
Preliminary work and consultation has begun on this recommendation through the strategy development under recommendation 9.1.