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AN INDEPENDENT VOICE FOR THE ARTS

As the state’s independent, sector-wide representative arts body, the Arts Industry Council of SA (AICSA) is extremely valuable to the South Australian arts sector. AICSA was constituted as an incorporated institution in 1991. The Council receives no operational funding from the government, and derives its support from the industry through member subscriptions, fundraising, sponsorship and in-kind donations.

Our members include over one hundred of the state’s arts and cultural organisations and independent artists. It is to our credit, the South Australian arts sector, that our collective commitment to maintaining our member subscriptions, allows this tradition to continue here today.

South Australia’s diverse and vibrant arts sector is strong, stable, visible and valued, and is both well-resourced and well-represented.

The role and impact of the arts is understood as critical to South Australia’s cultural identity, economy, and wellbeing.

Our members are powerful advocates for their own work and that of the broader sector.

AICSA provides active leadership through our collaborations, cross-sector relationships and advocacy.

We imagine a future in which…

  • South Australia’s diverse and vibrant arts sector is strong, stable, visible and valued, and is both well-resourced and well-represented.
  • The role and impact of the arts is understood as critical to South Australia’s cultural identity, economy, and wellbeing.
  • Our members are powerful advocates for their own work and that of the broader sector.
  • AICSA provides active leadership through our collaborations, cross- sector relationships and advocacy.

AICSA Strategic Plan 2021-2023

In 2021 AICSA celebrates its 30th anniversary and we are delighted to present this revised strategic direction which has been prepared by AICSA together with Strategic Consultant Kate Larsen. This new plan outlines a vision for AICSA and its priorities for the next three years.

Download AICSA Strategic Plan 2021-2023

The Arts Industry Council of South Australia (AICSA) is managed by an executive of up to thirteen people comprised of up to TEN elected and THREE co-opted financial members. The Executive Committee members volunteer their time to carry out AICSA’s work and are supported by a part-time (one day per week) Executive Officer.

At the Annual General Meeting held on 26 May 2021,  there were four nominations received for the Executive Committee with two vacant spaces. Following an election and secret ballot, AICSA is very pleased to welcome Becci Love as a new Executive Committee member and Jessica Alice returned for a further two year term.

AICSA also said farewell to outgoing Chair Gail Kovatseff after seven years as Chair and eight years on the Executive Committee. AICSA thanks Gail for her extraordinary work with AICSA and her many achievements and we wish her well in all of her future endeavours.

AICSA Executive Committee 2021-2022

CHAIR
Jessica Alice, Director, Writers SA

DEPUTY CHAIRJustyna Jochym, CEO of Festivals Adelaide

TREASURER

Vincent Ciccarello, Managing Director, Adelaide Symphony Orchestra

COMMITTEE MEMBERS

Kristen Eckhardt, Director of Marketing, Sales and Audience Engagement, Adelaide Festival Centre

Becci Love, Producer

Nescha Jelk, Co-Executive Director of RUMPUS Theatre

Eleanor Scicchitano, Independent Curator and Writer

Emma Webb, Director, Vitalstatistix

Should you be interested in being part of the Executive Committee of the Arts Industry Council of South Australia, please write to the Executive Officer (info@aicsa.net.au) and include your current biography. The annual general meeting takes place each May and includes the election of the Executive Committee.

Former Committee Members

Jane Andrew, Principal Advisor, Public Art and Design

Craige Andrae, Artist

Christie Anthoney, Executive Officer, Festivals Adelaide

Geordie Brookman, Artistic Director, State Theatre Company

Rob Brookman, Theatre Director and advocate

Phil Callaghan, Director, Ausdance SA

Amber Cronin, Cross-disciplinary artist

Chris Drummond, Artistic Director, Brink Productions

Alison Dunn, CEO, Helpmann Academy

Louise Dunn, Director, Nexus Multicultural Arts

Angela Flynn, Director, Kukuni Arts

Jim Giles, Inaugural AICSA Chair

Jodi Glass, General Manager, Adelaide Fringe

David Grice, Managing Director, Musitec

Penny Griggs, Director, Central School of Art

Liz Hawkins, Director of Programming & Development, Adelaide Festival Centre

Gail Kovatseff, Programs, Audience and Industry Development Manager, Adelaide Film Festival

Anne Levy, Former Minister for the Arts

Greg Mackie, CEO, History Trust of South Australia

Ross McHenry, independent musician, composer and producer

Teena Munn, Producer and General Manager

Dearna Newchurch, Producer

Brigid Noone, Director, Fontanelle Gallery

Liz Nowell, CEO, ACE Open

Andy Packer, Artistic Director, Slingsby

Nadia Parker, Event Programmer Botanic Gardens and State Herbarium

Lisa Philip-Harbutt, Director, Community Arts Network SA

Carolyn Ramsay, AICSA Chair (2008-2010)

Brad Rush, Head of Industry and Artist Fund, Adelaide Fringe

Michelle Ryan, Artistic Director, Restless Dance Theatre

David Sefton, Artistic Director

Gabriella Smart, Musician and Artistic Director, Soundstream

Sandy Verschoor, Arts Producer, Festival of Ideas

Tricia Walton, Director Arts Programs, Country Arts SA

Barbara Wiesner, Director, SA Writer’s Centre

The Arts Industry Council of South Australia (AICSA) Annual General Meeting is held in May. The Finance Report is presented to the membership along with the Chair’s Report. Nominations and elections for the Executive Committee are also held at the AGM.

Executive Committee Nominations

Financial members are eligible to nominate for the AICSA Executive Committee and must be nominated by two financial members. Please contact AICSA on info@aicsa.net.au if you are considering nominating for the Executive Committee.

For voting rights at the AGM, please become a financial member of AICSA or ensure that your AICSA membership is up to date. For any membership queries please contact AICSA Executive Officer at info@aicsa.net.au

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Arts South Australia Recovery Grant

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