MEDIA RELEASE: AICSA welcomes SA Government’s $7m arts funding package

Peak arts body AICSA welcomes SA Government’s new $7m arts funding package Thursday 28 October 2021 – For immediate release The Arts Industry Council of South Australia (AICSA) welcomes the South Australian Government’s new $7 million funding package to support arts and live music jobs for Covid-19 recovery. On Tuesday, the Premier Hon Steven Marshall […]

Additional support for most affected industries announced by SA Government

The South Australia Government has announced a new package for small and medium businesses, events and sole traders, jointly funded with the Commonwealth Government. The new South Australian COVID-19 Additional Business Support Grant will deliver about $40 million in further support to an estimated 19,000 local businesses in eligible industries that have been particularly affected by the […]

Peak arts body AICSA calls for greater support for the hard hit creative sector

Friday 23 July 2021 The Arts Industry Council of South Australia (AICSA) welcomes the South Australian Government’s swift and decisive response to the latest Covid-19 outbreak in the state and the Government’s $100 million Business Support Package announced on Wednesday.  South Australia’s necessary seven-day lockdown has however seen the cancellation of festivals, live music, theatre […]


$10.2 million new investment in survival and recovery  The Arts Industry Council of South Australia (AICSA) warmly welcomes the Government of South Australia’s second package responding to the dramatic impact of COVID-19 on the state’s arts industry. Gail Kovatseff, AICSA Chairperson said, “We are extremely pleased and heartened that the South Australian Government has responded […]


AICSA SUPPORTS CALL FOR $750mil INDUSTRY PACKAGE Statement from Arts Industry Council of SA (AICSA) Friday 12 June 2020 The Australian arts and cultural sector is valued at $111 billion-a-year and employs an estimated 660,000 people. In South Australia, the arts and cultural sector is valued at $686 million, and makes up 2% of all jobs. […]

Creative industry letter to the Prime Minister, ministers and lord mayors on COVID-19 action

TO The Hon Scott Morrison MP Prime Minister The Hon Michael McCormack MP Deputy Prime Minister, Minister for Regional Development Thursday 26 March 2020 Dear Prime Minister, At this most debilitating time in Australia’s cultural life, our creative, cultural and entertainment industries require urgent support to ensure that jobs and infrastructure survive to inspire Australians […]

AICSA congratulates State Government for COVID-19 initiatives, calls for Federal action

AICSA congratulates State Government for COVID-19 initiatives and calls for Federal action The South Australian Government has announced an immediate package to support the arts and cultural sector in South Australia as it copes with the unprecedented impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. The package, valued at $1.5million, includes: New grant programs INNOVATING PRACTICE and CREATIVE […]

AICSA calls for immediate Federal and State arts rescue packages

Arts Industry Council of South Australia (AICSA) urges immediate action from both Federal and State Governments to address the crisis facing our sector. Without this, the viability of the sector – and the mental health of the arts community – are in great peril. No state understands the interdependence between the arts sector, hospitality, events […]

AICSA Statement: COVID-19

Arts Industry Council of SA (AICSA) joins with the many arts organisations across Australia to acknowledge that the sector is going through an unprecedented crisis at this time. On 11 March 2020 the World Health Organisation declared COVID-19 a pandemic and called for ‘urgent and aggressive action’. This action includes social distancing as a primary […]