The decline of arts support in South Australia

Last week's South Australian state budget saw funding cuts to arts and culture and a gallery on hold, putting the state further behind.

The Adelaide Festival Centre is celebrating its 50th anniversary this month. Opened in 1973, the building was completed before the Sydney Opera House, Arts Centre Melbourne and the Queensland Performing Arts Centre.

South Australia was regarded as a leader of the arts in Australia for around three decades from 1970 to the 1990s and dubbed internationally the ‘Athens of the South.’

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