State election arts and culture policies
Heading into the state election this Saturday 19 March, Arts Industry Council of South Australia urges voters to consider arts and culture when voting, both in lower house seats of the South Australian Parliament and in the Legislative Assembly (upper house).
Last week AICSA held two arts and culture policy forums.
The video of Premier Steven Marshall MP speaking with AICSA chair Jessica Alice and executive committee member Vincent Ciccarello on Monday 7 March can be viewed here, and Liberal South Australia’s arts and culture policy statement can be read here.
The audio of Shadow Minister for Arts, Katrine Hildyard MP speaking with AICSA chair Jessica Alice and executive committee member Vincent Ciccarello on Wednesday 9 March can be heard here, and SA Labor’s arts and culture policy statement can be read here.
AICSA are grateful to receive correspondence from Tammy Franks MLC, Greens SA Parliamentary Leader and Arts Spokesperson, who has written to Arts Industry Council of South Australia about SA Greens’ approach to supporting a flourishing arts and culture ecology in South Australia. The letter can be read here, alongside Tammy Franks MLC’s opinion piece for ArtsHub which can be read here.
In the new term of the South Australian parliament, AICSA will work with elected members from across the parties to form a ‘Friends of Arts and Culture’ network to promote greater appreciation and understanding of arts and culture in the South Australian parliament.
AICSA’s key priorities are:
Valuing First Nations arts and culture, first: An ecology of initiatives, institutions, communities and contexts, of varying well-resourced scales, that are First Nations-controlled and led.
Funding the foundation to thrive: Ongoing and well-resourced grants and operational programs, fellowships, and public employment initiatives for artists and small-to-medium organisations.
A new future for artist education: High quality, artist and practice led, equitable centres of education that value, nurture and lead the future of the arts sector.
A fair deal for artists: Fair jobs, pay, entitlements and security, and initiatives that combat artists’ poverty and precarity, and keep artists and artworkers working and making work.
Living well in South Australian cities: Affordable housing, thoughtful arts infrastructure and liveable cities that support artists to work where they live across our State.