A suite of activities are well underway to progress the recommendations made under the Arts and Culture Plan South Australia 2019-2024.

Photo of artistic performanceWhile the department is progressing each recommendation as a project, a holistic overview of the intent of the Arts Plan is being maintained and the interdependencies / interrelatedness of the projects is being closely monitored.

Here are some of the highlights of our progress to date:

  • the state government is in the early stages of scoping the strategic case for a concert hall, capturing learnings from interstate and overseas. Insights to date highlight that it’s not just about a new venue; it’s about the model and what it can support and bring together for the community
  • a cross-government advisory committee has been established, enabling integration of the Arts Plan’s aims and objectives across government
  • the recruitment of Arts Plan project managers will dedicate new funding and resources to planning and execution
  • a key short term outcome is the progression of a pilot collaborative digitisation project as part of the development of the digital access plan. The pilot will test a cooperative model that will significantly improve public access to culturally significant digital artefacts, develop rights management procedures to be shared with the sector and establish a digital platform that brings together diverse digital assets in one searchable place
  • a further $2.5 million investment into the arts and culture sector in addition to the State Budget that supports the intent of the Arts Plan, has supported:
    • the Australian Symphony Orchestra tour to China in 2019
    • South Australian Museum’s contribution to a pilot project for the repatriation of Aboriginal ancestral remains
    • Art Gallery of South Australia for the Kulata Tjuta Brittany Tour
    • Carrick Hill’s development of the Queen’s walk, the house redevelopment and a new visitor centre
    • Adelaide Fringe’s development and delivery of Yabarra – Dreaming in Light
    • Adelaide Fringe’s support of the Honey Pot arts industry program
    • The Electric Dreams: conference.
  • the sector has been responding to the intent of the Arts Plan, providing further input via the consultation platform YourSAy for Growing South Australia's Creative Industries which has recently closed.

Find out more about other recommendations and their status by viewing the Recommendations page.