09 Feb, 2023

City's cultural collaboration

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The City of Adelaide has partnered with local arts and cultural groups, to deliver new artistic programs and experiences across the city and North Adelaide.

A total of $285,000 has been awarded to ten different groups as part of the City of Adelaide Cultural Strategic Partnerships program with each partnership to receive between $10,000 and $50,000.

This is the third instalment of the annual Cultural Strategic Partnerships program which has provided a total of $981,000 in funding for various programs, helping hundreds of artists and organisations.

Lord Mayor Jane Lomax Smith said this program was important to help the city’s thriving arts and cultural scene.

“We are thrilled to be partnering with these artists and innovators to deliver these exciting projects which continue to build Adelaide’s reputation as a dynamic city,” said the Lord Mayor.

“This year we were fortunate to receive a wide range of applications and the partnerships we’ve chosen cover various art forms, genres, performances and delivery modes.

“There’s a wealth of creative talent in this city and we value working in partnership with artists, supporting their endeavours and helping to reach a wider audience.

“It’s great that we can help bring these weird, wild and wonderful ideas to life.”

The 10 partnerships chosen from 23 applications are:

  • ArtWORKS by Guildhouse will deliver a city-based platform for artists, writers, curators and other arts professionals to pursue new ways of working and engaging audiences
  • CONTEXT WRITERS FESTIVAL by Writers SA will present a dynamic gathering of local and national writers to activate the city and its cultural heart at Adelaide City Libraries
  • CAREER DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM by Jam Factory will develop a viable model for a First Nations career development program
  • ON STAGE COMMUNITY PROGRAM by Adelaide Festival Centre will provide free, 2-hour arts programs every week for up to 125 young people who have experienced out of home care
  • STUDIO RESIDENCY PROGRAM by Nexus Arts is a partnership to expand the Nexus Studio Residency Program from two to three residencies for artists from culturally diverse backgrounds
  • OUR STORIES is a series of ‘campfire’ Dreaming story sessions and creative workshops run by Elders from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.
  • PERSPECTIVES by Adelaide Chamber Music will commission three composers to write new works for Adelaide’s chamber ensembles to be performed at Adelaide Town Hall
  • THE MILL CREATIVE STUDIOS will transform the upper level of their city space, further expanding this vibrant arts and cultural hub to host additional artists, designers and performers
  • SA FASHION INDUSTRIES will create a peak body to champion the interests of the South Australian fashion sector by sharing resources, knowledge, creating momentum and raising the profile of the industry locally, nationally and internationally
  • VAULTING AMBITIONS by Expression Media is a free program designed to arm creatives with business and entrepreneurial skills

The successful partner programs will be assigned a City of Adelaide employee who will work with them to help facilitate, leverage and promote the unique projects.

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Jack Berketa