AICSA seeking $17mil+ investment in SA artists and small to medium arts organisations

Arts Industry Council of South Australia seeking a $17milllion+ investment in artists and small-to-medium arts organisations in the next State Budget The Arts Industry Council of South Australia (AICSA) has written to South Australian Treasurer Tom Koutsantonis proposing five initiatives that would see over $17million invested in small-to-medium arts organisations, individual artists and innovation in […]

AICSA responds to VET Student Loans Eligible Course List

In a letter sent to Senator the Hon Simon Birmingham Minister for Education and Training, AICSA has asked for re-consideration of the availability of Fee-Help to Creative Arts courses. The proposed Federal Government changes to fee paying courses include the scrapping of VET fees available to students undertaking Creative Arts courses. The scrapping of these […]


Join Ben Eltham as he speaks about his Platform Paper When the Goal Posts Move: Patronage, power and resistance in Australian cultural policy 2013–2016 Mercury Cinema, Wednesday 5 October, 6pm for 6.30pm start Free Entry (bookings at Eventbrite) In this wide-ranging overview of the now notorious ‘Excellence Raid’ of Budget night 2015, when substantial public […]

Media Release: Arts campaigning impacts on Hindmarsh result

MEDIA RELEASE: For immediate release: Wednesday 13 July 2016 Arts campaigning impacts on Hindmarsh result The Arts Industry Council of South Australia (AICSA) today welcomed the election of the ALP’s Steve Georganas as the new member for the marginal seat of Hindmarsh, citing the concerns of voters about the Federal Government’s treatment of the arts as […]

Media release: SA budget news for the arts sector

MEDIA RELEASE: For immediate release: Friday 8 July 2016 Good budget news in the short term but long-term growth in the arts sector must be put on the agenda in SA The Arts Industry of South Australia (AICSA) congratulates the SA Government for its demonstrable commitment to the arts and cultural economy. The Minister for the […]

Federal Election Report Card on Arts – LPA

Live Performance Australia has released its assessment of the major parties’ policy positions for the live performance industry in the lead-up to the 2016 federal election. View the report card here for a comparison of the arts policies and commitments of the Coalition, the ALP, Greens and the Arts Party. Arts Industry Council of South Australia asks […]

Media release: AICSA welcomes SA arts funding reprieve

MEDIA RELEASE: For immediate release: Wednesday 22 June 2016 Arts Industry Council of South Australia welcomes the South Australian arts funding reprieve announced by Arts Minister Jack Snelling MP AICSA chairperson Gail Kovatseff said, “The announcement on June 19 returns $7.7 million previously cut from Arts South Australia’s budget. We welcome this much-needed investment and congratulate […]

Federal Arts Forum SA – 21 June

Federal Arts Forum SA  Organised by Arts Industry Council of SA Join AICSA at the upcoming Federal Arts Forum on 21 June, and hear from SA federal election candidates who will talk on their party’s arts policies and visions for the arts. * Note: The sound recording of the forum is now available here * Speakers […]


CAMPAIGNING FOR THE ARTS – MARGINAL FEDERAL SEATS Arts Industry Council of South Australia is campaigning in support of the value of artists and arts organisations in the marginal Federal seat of Hindmarsh. This campaign aims to raise the reduction of Federal support for the Australia Council, and the impact of this on South Australian […]

Write to your federal representative & Minister for the Arts on arts funding

23 May 2016 Dear artists, arts workers and arts lovers, Federal government’s cuts to the funding of the Australia Council for the Arts are beginning to have their long-term impact felt across the country, including here in South Australia. The Friday 13 May 2016 announcement of Australia Council‘s 4-year funding recipients saw 62 small to […]