The department is responsible for ensuring the state capitalises on the artistic, cultural, economic and social opportunities arising from the diverse arts and cultural capabilities and activities in the state.

South Australia is characterised by a diversity of arts practice and practitioners, unique and historic assets and facilities, world renowned collections and a commitment to arts for all, regardless of geographic location or circumstance.

Through Arts South Australia, the department’s role is to:

  • promote the growth and development of the arts sector by providing advice on arts policy and strategy to the government
  • encourage cultural and creative industries to thrive by providing targeted financial support to artists, arts organisations and events
  • conduct research and analysis, monitor developments, issues, opportunities and emerging trends in the arts sector and their implications for South Australia.

Further information is available from the Arts South Australia website.