Dozens of South Australian artists and organisations have shared in $1,893,404 through the Government of South Australia’s Arts Recovery Fund.

The Arts Recovery Fund supports the recovery and reimagining in South Australia’s arts and culture sector. It has a specific focus on creating employment for professional practicing artists through:

  • collaboration and partnerships between artists and arts organisations to foster the evolution of arts practice in a COVID-safe environment
  • theatre and festival re-opening by supporting the creation, development and presentation of work in a COVID-safe environment
  • digital innovation by supporting the development and curation of new digital content, building sector skills and capability, and investing in technology and digital expertise.

In October 2020, 11 grants were awarded in the Individuals category, totalling $158,338 and 23 were awarded in the Organisations and Groups category, totalling $1,735,066.

Amongst the successful applicants was acclaimed musician and sound artist Jason Sweeney.

Using simple and engaging creative tools, Jason’s project will allow participants to respond to sonic tasks and to interact with digital and non-digital audio interfaces to produce original sounds and music.

Company AT, an innovative South Australian Theatre ensemble producing work informed by the experience of autism, was amongst the successful recipients.

Through this grant, Company AT will produce six recordings of their production of Impersonal Space. Performances will be recorded through a camera worn by each of the performers, enabling audiences to watch each scene from a range of perspectives and presenting a deeper insight into the autistic experience.

View the full list of grant recipients.

The next round of the funding will open on 1 March 2021 and close at 5pm on 15 March 2021.

Find out more about the fund.