Festival and film culture get SA budget boost as other arts orgs tighten belts

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Richard Watts

Adelaide Festival has received an additional $1.25 million in annual funding over the next three years, with another $6 million injected into the state’s screen sector, while Carclew and Windmill face cuts.

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Christine Johnston as the titular character in Windmill Theatre Company's Baba Yaga. New cuts announced in this week's budget will directly impact Windmill. Photo credit: Sia Duff.

About the author

Richard Watts is ArtsHub's National Performing Arts Editor; he also presents the weekly program SmartArts on community radio station Three Triple R FM.

The founder of the Emerging Writers' Festival, Richard currently serves as the Chair of La Mama Theatre's Committee of Management and on the Green Room Awards Independent Theatre panel.

He is a life member of the Melbourne Queer Film Festival, and in 2017 was awarded the status of Melbourne Fringe Festival Living Legend.

Twitter: @richardthewatts