AICSA want to do a huge shout out to the super generous folk at Fox Creek Wines who donated a great selection of their fine wine for us to sell at the AC Arts Arts Bazaar 1-8pm (AICSA bar open from 4pm) Friday 6 December at Light Square. All the tidy profits will go a […]

s2m tour

AICSA were requested to organise a tour of small to medium organisations for Mr Stephen Marshall, Shadow Minister for the Arts and Opposition Leader; his arts advisor Torie Brown, and Isobel Redmond MP, State Member for Heysen. AICSA lined up visits with 13 organisations across three areas scheduled for 2-5pm Friday 22 November: Lion Arts […]

NAVA sector consultation

AICSA was very pleased to attend a round table discussion for the visual arts, craft and design sector in Adelaide facilitated by the National Association for the Visual Arts, (NAVA). Tamara Winnikoff, Executive Director of NAVA provided a national overview post federal election, highlighting uncertainty and concern around the likelihood of funding cuts. There was […]

St Pauls

AICSA attended an arts sector consultation on a proposed ‘hub’ for the arts yesterday. The consultation was led by David Paterson, Cornerstone Strategy at the request of the project co-sponsors Sandy Verschoor (Adelaide City Council), Alex Reid (Arts SA), and Georgina Vasilevski (DPTI) – and following on from the Capital City Committee’s Emerging Leaders Forum […]


AICSA representatives met with State Liberal Leader Stephen Marshall, the Shadow Minister for the Arts and Isobel Redmond MP yesterday. The meeting focused on four main advocacy topics: $2 million increase in funding for small to medium sector; SA arts policy framework; Creative Futures workforce development research project; and Infrastructure planning – arts venues as […]


Our AGM was held at the Art Gallery of South Australia yesterday and a big THANK YOU must go to Lisa Slade, Project Curator, who conducted a fabulous tour of the new display in the Melrose Wing. Thanks also to Rebecca and Nykilja at Art Gallery Food and Wine who arranged drinks and nibbles for […]

Proposed OzCo Act Amendments Welcomed by Arts Sector Representatives

ArtsPeak released the following media release last Friday 10 May re the Senate Inquiry recommendations for amendments. PROPOSED OZCO ACT AMENDMENTS WELCOMED BY ARTS SECTOR REPRESENTATIVES Members of ArtsPeak, the coalition of national peak arts organisations today welcomed the recommendations of the Senate Regional Australia, Local Government, Arts and Sport Committee Inquiry into the Australia […]


AICSA attended an ArtsPeak meeting where the focus was around what was missing from the Australia Council legislation and to identify key points for discussion with Australia Council for the Arts, Office for the Arts (OFTA), and the Deputy Secretary to the Arts . OFTA summarised the background to the new legislation, provided a comparison […]

State budget submission

The State budget submission this year highlights three key issues for the 2013/14 Arts budget. 1) Investment in the small to medium arts sector RECOMMENDATION $2 million increase in funding for the small to medium arts sector 2) Allocating funds to the “makers” of art to support growth in creativity RECOMMENDATION Investigate the economic and […]

South Australian Performance Makers Forum

A belated BIG THANK YOU to the SA Performers Makers Forum steering committee including AICSA executive committee members Craig Harrison and Steve Mayhew, Australian Theatre Forum committee member Andy Packer, as well as Geordie Brookman (STCSA) and Jennifer Greer Holmes (independent) who also managed the event. Thanks to support from Arts SA and Theatre Network […]