SA budget 2020-2021 includes significant arts investment

$50M towards Adelaide's Aboriginal Art and Cultures Centre, $2.3 million for country theatres, and a purpose-built storage facility for the state’s major cultural institutions are among the budget highlights.

The South Australian Budget for 2020-21 includes a broad suite of measures to support the arts and cultural sector.

Dedicated arts funding in the budget, which was announced on Tuesday, includes:

The Arts Industry Council of South Australia (AICSA) has welcomed the State Government’s investment in the arts in the 2020-21 Budget.

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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