Arts on the agenda for the Davenport by-election

Dear AICSA members, As we continue to compile and collate all the ideas, suggestions and provocations that have arisen from the 40 Year Vision for the Arts Forum, one of the most consistent statements to emerge has been the need for the arts industry to have greater political influence. In the days immediately following the […]

Davenport by-election: Write to your candidates

The by-election for the district of Davenport will take place on Saturday 31 January 2015. More information can beĀ found here. The Arts Industry Council of South Australia is currently asking arts lovers in the Davenport electorate to write to candidates, asking them what their vision is for the arts and culture in South Australia. Please […]


The AICSA recently approached the Labor, Liberal and Greens parties in SA and requested they provide their visions for the arts, creative and cultural sectors to share with you. We have highlighted their commitments below, full documents provided can be found here: + SA ARTS – STRATEGIC DIRECTIONS AND FRESH IDEAS Steven Marshall, State Liberal […]

Creative Futures Report RELEASED

AICSA and Service Skills SA are very pleased to be releasing the Creative Futures Report today. The report was produced by the Arts Industry Council of South Australia in conjunction with Service Skills SA, the Department of Further Education Employment Science and Technology, and Innovation Business Skills Australia. The Creative Futures Report draws on the […]

s2m tour

AICSA were requested to organise a tour of small to medium organisations for Mr Stephen Marshall, Shadow Minister for the Arts and Opposition Leader; his arts advisor Torie Brown, and Isobel Redmond MP, State Member for Heysen. AICSA lined up visits with 13 organisations across three areas scheduled for 2-5pm Friday 22 November: Lion Arts […]


AICSA representatives met with State Liberal Leader Stephen Marshall, the Shadow Minister for the Arts and Isobel Redmond MP yesterday. The meeting focused on four main advocacy topics: $2 million increase in funding for small to medium sector; SA arts policy framework; Creative Futures workforce development research project; and Infrastructure planning – arts venues as […]

Proposed OzCo Act Amendments Welcomed by Arts Sector Representatives

ArtsPeak released the following media release last Friday 10 May re the Senate Inquiry recommendations for amendments. PROPOSED OZCO ACT AMENDMENTS WELCOMED BY ARTS SECTOR REPRESENTATIVES Members of ArtsPeak, the coalition of national peak arts organisations today welcomed the recommendations of the Senate Regional Australia, Local Government, Arts and Sport Committee Inquiry into the Australia […]


AICSA attended an ArtsPeak meeting where the focus was around what was missing from the Australia Council legislation and to identify key points for discussion with Australia Council for the Arts, Office for the Arts (OFTA), and the Deputy Secretary to the Arts . OFTA summarised the background to the new legislation, provided a comparison […]

AICSA represents at ArtsPeak

AICSA attended the ArtsPeak meeting held in Sydney in January, where the day long discussion was focused on priority issues and strategies for our sector in the lead up to the Federal election. The key issue AICSA presented was common to all ArtsPeak members – a long term national arts framework led by the arts […]

Meeting with Simon Crean

On August 17th 2011, heads of various key arts organisations and peak bodies met with the Honourable Simon Crean, Minister for Regional Australia, Regional Development & Local Government, Minister for the Arts to discuss the current key arts issues. There were only two representatives from South Australia one of which was AICSA co-chair, Alison Dunn. […]