Supporting Artists
and Creating Jobs
in the Arts Industry

Supporting Artists
and Creating Jobs
in the Arts Industry

The Marshall Liberal Government has increased support and funding for artists and the arts industry, creating new opportunities and more jobs.

What we said we'd do

Invest in the arts and our artists, including developing SA’s first arts plan in more than 20 years and boosting major events funding.

What we've done

Just like we promised, the Marshall Liberal Government developed a five-year Arts and Culture Plan to ensure our creative industries continue to thrive; we increased grant funding so that more artists can live and work in South Australia; and we more than doubled major events funding to attract new and exciting festivals to our state throughout the year – not just in March.

We boosted funding to the South Australian Film Corporation’s Screen Production Investment fund, helping finance local and international screen production and securing opportunities like the filming of Hollywood Blockbuster Mortal Kombat right here in South Australia.

We're also building new arts infrastructure – including delivering on our promise to build an Aboriginal Art and Cultures Centre on the old Royal Adelaide Hospital site.

Importantly, we set up a $10.2 million Arts Recovery Fund with a focus on creating employment for professional and practicing artists who were impacted by COVID-19.

What it means for you

  • More opportunities to be an artist or enjoy art without leaving the state
  • Our reputation as a state of art, culture and festivals is being strengthened
  • Thousands of additional local jobs are being created in the arts and tourism industries

Policy snapshot

  • We delivered on our promises to develop an Arts and Culture Plan, increase funding for artists and double major events funding.
  • We’re building new arts infrastructure including an Aboriginal Art and Cultures Centre.
  • We’re creating employment opportunities for artists, including those whose work was affected by COVID.
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The Marshall Liberal Government has increased support and funding for artists and the arts industry, creating new opportunities and more jobs.

The Marshall Liberal Government has increased support and funding for artists and the arts industry, creating new opportunities and more jobs.