AICSA is hosting two policy forums in the leadup to the March 19th South Australian state election. The in-conversation style events will be facilitated by AICSA chair Jessica Alice and executive committee member Vincent Ciccarello. 

This was an opportunity to hear about Liberal Party SA and SA Labor’s approaches to supporting a flourishing arts and culture ecology in South Australia.  

AICSA encourages all parties and political candidates to put forward policies and commitments that support the long-term sustainability of arts practice and that improve the training, working, and living conditions of artists, as the arts and cultural sector look to recover from the devastating impact of the pandemic. 

Experiencing art and culture in South Australia’s famous festival season as well as throughout the year, and throughout our everyday lives, is a central part of living well in South Australia. For art and culture to thrive, the ecology of artists and makers, producers and presenters, independent practice through to our large public institutions and festivals, need to be resourced and celebrated. 

In-conversation with Premier Steven Marshall MP: 

Online, live, Monday 7 March

Read Liberal South Australia’s arts and culture policy statement here

In-conversation with Shadow Minister for Arts, Katrine Hildyard MP: Wednesday 9 March at 10am – Plane Tree Stage, Adelaide Writers Week

Read SA Labor’s arts and culture policy statement here


In the lead up to the SA State Election on March 19, Tammy Franks MLC, Greens SA Parliamentary Leader and Arts Spokesperson has written to Arts Industry Council of South Australia about SA Greens’ approach to supporting a flourishing arts and culture ecology in South Australia.   

Read SA Greens’ letter about arts and culture policy here 

Tammy Franks MLC’s opinion piece for ArtsHub which can be read here