Arts SA Executive Director dismissed by state government

Peter Louca, Executive Director of Arts South Australia, has been dismissed by the Marshall Liberal Government just two weeks before the state budget is handed down.

Peter Louca, outgoing Executive Director of Arts South Australia

The Executive Director of Arts South Australia, Peter Louca, has been dismissed by the Marshall Government of South Australia.

Announcing the news late Tuesday, Adelaide newspaper The Advertiser described Louca’s dismissal as part of a ‘State Government purge of Labor-appointed executives’.

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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