$7 million for SA arts and live music

The latest funding will help the creative industries prepare for South Australia's reopening.

A $3 million support package focused on South Australia’s live music sector, and a $4 million Arts Recovery Fund for South Australian artists and cultural organisations, were announced by the Marshall Government on Tuesday evening.

According to Premier Steven Marshall, the latest funding provided by his government will provide both short term relief and long term recovery support for the sector, ensuring that operators and artists alike are ready for when restrictions ease.

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Richard Watts is ArtsHub's National Performing Arts Editor; he also presents the weekly program SmartArts on 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 Living Legend in 2017. In 2020 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. Follow him on Twitter: @richardthewatts