The Arts Organisations Program (AOP) provides funding to vibrant small-to-medium arts and cultural organisations that contribute to a sustainable and thriving arts culture in South Australia.
Annual or multi-year funding is available for organisations to support Creativity, Success, Artistic Risk, Ambition, Reach and Access.
In 2020, the AOP was reviewed as part of delivering Objective 2 of the Arts and Culture Plan South Australia 2019–2024: Review of grants programs to ensure that existing funds and increased grant allocations are focused on supporting independent artists and organisations and a successful and sustainable ecosystem for creative enterprise.
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on the sector. In this context, it is essential that the AOP adapts to the changing conditions whilst also supporting the needs and aspirations of arts organisations and the sector ecology.
To ensure the Program is responsive to the evolving landscape, further refinements to the program delivery timeframes and scope are being made. Information about the refreshed Arts Organisations Program will be released as soon as practicable.