Objective: consider what more we can do to meet the needs of regional and rural South Australia, local cultural activity in regional towns and centres, career pathways for artists from the regions, and access to regional touring opportunities for large and small companies.

Recommendation and response

Supported in-principle - We support the valued work of Country Arts SA. In collaboration with Country Arts SA and key stakeholders, we will investigate governance and funding structures to support arts and cultural activity across the state.


We acknowledge and support the valued work of Country Arts SA to produce, present and facilitate arts and cultural programs in regional South Australia. This recommendation is being addressed in two parts, through the Statutory Authority Governance Structures Review Report November 2020 in response to recommendation 6.3, as well as through budget review processes. These processes will support government to determine whether any future action is required, which would be undertaken separately.

Consideration of the outcomes of recommendation 3.2 and 3.3, will also inform the consideration of budget against Country Arts SA’s strategic plan aspirations.

Supported in-principle - We will work with Country Arts SA and key stakeholders to review opportunities for revitalisation of regional arts centres as creative community hubs.


Country Arts SA is working with key stakeholders in each community to inform its strategic planning to support the creative needs of local communities. Our ongoing discussions with Country Arts SA are informing the progression of this recommendation.

Supported in-principle - In collaboration with Country Arts SA, local government and key stakeholders, we will review governance options to ensure they are aligned with community needs.


We support the valued work undertaken by Country Arts SA in working with local government and regional communities to support regional arts and culture.

Arts South Australia and Country Arts SA are collaborating to progress this recommendation. Consideration of the Statutory Authority Governance Structures Review Report November 2020 produced in response to recommendation 6.3, as well as our ongoing discussions with Country Arts SA are informing consideration of the appropriate asset ownership and governance mechanisms to support effective delivery of arts and culture priorities in the regions.