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New $10.2m Arts Recovery Fund for SA

South Australian premier Steven Marshall has announced a new $10.2 million funding package for the state’s arts and culture sector.

The Arts Recovery Fund, which is focused on creating employment for professional practicing artists in the wake of Covid-19, offers grants of up to $20,000 for individuals and up to $100,000 for groups and organisations ‘where the primary beneficiaries are professional practicing artists’.

Arts South Australia, which will administer the grants, aims to fund activity that addresses one or more of the focus areas of: collaboration and partnerships between artists and arts organisations ‘to foster the evolution of arts practice in a Covid-safe environment’; the development of a Covid-safe environment in the theatre and festival sector; or ‘the development and curation of new digital content, building sector skills and capability, and investing in technology and digital expertise’.

Individual artists, independent groups, arts and cultural venues, theatres and festivals, small to medium and major arts organisations, and local governments are eligible for the funding.

Music and screen projects are not eligible for the funding, neither is the ‘the self-publication of literary works, fundraising, competitions, awards and prizes’.

For further information see the Government of South Australia website.



Category: Local news