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 artistic contribution of the arts “makers” in the context of South Australian annual festival programming.
3) Development of arts venues as centres for creativity
RECOMMENDATION A curated performance and multi arts space with a budget dedicated to the presentation of new South Australian work.
RECOMMENDATION Upgrade the Queens Theatre.