Supporting the Creative Ecology in SA
The Arts Industry Council of South Australia (AICSA) invites all interested parties to gather with us on the steps of Parliament House at 1pm on Friday 22 May 2015.
This gathering will celebrate the integral role that small to medium arts organisations and independent artists play in the vitality of Australia’s Arts ecosystem. In this time of change and uncertainty in the national funding structures for the Arts, it is important to remember that the small to medium and independent sector of the arts is home to many of Australia’s leading artists, the fount of a unique cultural voice and the sector from which much of our national creative vision springs. Artworks from small arts organisations and individual artists fill our galleries, populate our festivals, articulate our identity, tour our regions and illuminate our lives.
We look forward to you joining us to take time to reflect on the creative success and contribution of small to medium arts organisations and independent artists across South Australia, nationally and internationally.
When: Friday 22 May 2015, 1pm
Where: Parliament House steps, North Terrace
National Mass Dance Action
At the same time across Australia, artists, arts workers and arts lovers will join together in a mass dance action on Friday 22 May. Led by Theatre Network Victoria, details are available at https://www.facebook.com/events/1614729782096956/
The dance is The Fondue Set’s Hoofer Dance. This work opened a season at Performance Space in 2008 and went on to Sydney Festival First Night in Martin Place in 2009. Please learn the first 1 minute 7 seconds.
Instruction video: https://vimeo.com/128334825
“Come as you are, from the studio, rehearsal room, theatre, classroom, home, office etc. Even if you don’t want to dance, come and watch – to show solidarity for the arts. And bring a friend!”
Rehearsal: If you would like to rehearse the dance part of the action, meet on Friday at 10.45am at The Mill, 154 Angas St, Adelaide. For queries, contact Josephine Were. The dance will be performed in Adelaide during the event above at Parliament House.
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