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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 […]

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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 […]

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AICSA CONGRATULATES SOUTH AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT FOR SECOND STATE ARTS PACKAGE

$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 […]

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AICSA calls for an additional $10m SA State Govt investment in survival and recovery

AICSA calls for an additional $10m SA State Govt investment in survival and recovery AT LEAST ONE IN THREE ARTS WORKERS HAVE LOST THEIR JOB IN SOUTH AUSTRALIA The latest jobs data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics, released on Tuesday 16 June, shows that COVID-19 job losses in Arts and Recreation in South Australia […]

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AICSA SUPPORTS SECTOR CALL FOR $750mil INDUSTRY PACKAGE

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. […]

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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 […]

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