Objective: international engagement - Inform and establish a strategy for international engagement of the Arts and Culture sector including the creative industries.

Recommendation and response

Accepted - We will consult with relevant stakeholders to consider the next steps in the implementation of this recommendation through South Australia’s Growth State agenda.

January 2020 update

Arts South Australia is working with the Department for Innovation and Skills to inform and support development of the Growth State Creative Industries Sector Strategy. We encourage all stakeholders to participate in this process via YourSAy.

We support key sector initiatives that attain international outcomes, such as the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra's tour to China and South Korea in October 2019, the Adelaide Fringe’s international arts market place Honey Pot, the Tarnanthi: Festival of Contemporary Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art exhibition in Brittany, France in 2020 and the UNESCO Asia-Pacific Creative Cities Conference held in Adelaide in October 2019. Furthermore, Arts South Australia’s funding programs continue to support the sector to access international markets to develop future touring activities.

March 2020 update

A Growth State Creative Industries sector strategy has received widespread input from the sector. This consultation and information, along with research conducted to support the review of grant programs in Objective 2 and further consultation if required, will inform the development of an export and investment strategy for the arts, cultural and creative industries.

June 2020 update

It is known that COVID-19 has had a significant impact on the arts, culture and creative sector’s national and international export activity and markets, with details of how export markets will restart, and the longer-term impacts on export activity still unclear.

Development of the export and investment strategy will be informed by and respond to the current and future export landscape for the sector, recognising the added impetus that COVID-19 brings to support the arts, cultural and creative sectors to develop and sustain viable business models.

Accepted - We will consult with relevant stakeholders to consider the next steps in the implementation of this recommendation.

January 2020 update

Discussions with key stakeholders to support international internships as an immediate response to this recommendation are underway while we consider long term strategies.

June 2020 update

Work on the Arts Plan recommendations has been re-prioritised in consideration of the impact of COVID-19 on the capacity and needs of the sectors as well as government.

While the Arts Plan Advisory Group continues to support the integration and implementation of the Arts Plan recommendations across government, this project has been rescheduled to the 2021-22 financial year to support sector and across government engagement and participation with full capacity.

Accepted - We will consult with relevant stakeholders to consider the next steps in the implementation of this recommendation.