First ever impact study of SA’s small to medium sector launched

1.8 million people experienced the work made by South Australia’s small to medium arts sector in 2018, according to a landmark new report from the Arts Industry Council of South Australia.

South Australia’s small to medium sector generates an additional $3 of earned income for every $1 of funding invested by the state government, according to a new report commissioned by the Arts Industry Council of SA (AICSA).

MEASURING IMPACT, prepared by independent consultants Jones MacQueen, is the first ever study of the contribution made by the small to medium sector in South Australia.

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Richard Watts is ArtsHub's National Performing Arts Editor; he also presents the weekly program SmartArts on community radio station Three Triple R FM, and serves as the Chair of La Mama Theatre's volunteer Committee of Management. Richard is a life member of the Melbourne Queer Film Festival, and was awarded the status of Melbourne Fringe Festival Living Legend in 2017. In 2019 he was awarded the Sidney Myer Performing Arts Awards' Facilitator's Prize. Most recently, Richard was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Green Room Awards Association in June 2021.

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