Supporting Creative Industries

The Creative Industries are an integral part of our state's past, present and future; they help shape the very fabric of our community and are an important reflection of our community's history, values, thinking and aspirations.

We can all be proud of South Australia's history of being a national leader in the arts and cultural heritage through a range of festivals, companies, national significant cultural institutions, artists and administrators.

Labor recognises that a vibrant, supported and diverse creative community will ensure we build a more inclusive and connected society.

Labor also recognises the Creative Industries as an important driver of employment, creating jobs, strengthening industries, bringing people to our state, driving innovation and creating opportunities for our state to lead the way in the development and advancement of new technologies. We also know that COVID-19 has hit the creative industry particularly hard.

A Malinauskas Government will support the arts and creative sector to rebound from the impact of the pandemic and into the future through:

  • providing a $10 million package to provide a major boost to the live music sector - getting performers back into venues, bringing live music to the Royal Adelaide Show and introducing a COVID-19 insurance scheme for events
  • investing an additional $8 million into the Adelaide Fringe to ensure it is able to grow and achieve its full potential
  • supporting artists and smaller arts collectives to develop new work through investment in an additional $8 million in grants
  • reinvigorating the live event scene with a new $3.25 million See it LIVE! Grant program for venues and event organisers
  • a $250,000 investment in funding for the Support Act to provide mental health support to South Australian music workers
  • backing the Adelaide Film Festival to become an annual event from 2023 and continue its mission to support local independent film making and showcase the best of international film makers
  • working with the sector to investigate the establishment of a portable long service leave scheme for artists
  • developing and introducing legislation to enshrine how the Arts are valued and led in South Australia
  • continuing its proven focus on supporting and growing festivals and on maintaining the infrastructure it developed
  • ensuring the arts have a dedicated Minister who is able to give the sector a strong voice at the Cabinet table to ensure it receives the support it deserves
  • establishing the Premier's Live Music Advisory Council to leverage the collective industry connections and expertise to provide advice to the Premier and Minister for Arts to reignite and grow the live music industry.

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