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.
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
Jessica Alice, Director, Writers SA
DEPUTY CHAIRJustyna Jochym, CEO of Festivals Adelaide
Vincent Ciccarello, Managing Director, Adelaide Symphony Orchestra
Kristen Eckhardt, Director of Marketing, Sales and Audience Engagement, Adelaide Festival Centre
Becci Love, Producer
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) and include your current biography. The annual general meeting takes place each May and includes the election of the Executive Committee.
Former Committee Members
Nescha Jelk, Co-Executive Director of RUMPUS Theatre
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 email@example.com 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 General Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org