The South Australian Government has made changes to the administration of several government arts organisations to better promote job creation.
The South Australian Film Corporation, the Music Development Office, St Paul’s Creative Centre, the Jam Factory and the Adelaide Film Festival (including Hybrid World) will now fall under the Industry and Skills portfolio.
“The State Government is committed to promoting the arts in South Australia and growing job opportunities in this important sector,” said Minister for Industry and Skills David Pisoni.
“These bodies support creative innovation and industry development and are a natural fit for Industry and Skills.
“There are enormous opportunities for growth in the creative industries and the State Government looks forward to working with the sector to create job opportunities and attract investment.”
Chair of the South Australian Film Corporation, Hon John Hill, welcomed the change.
“The SAFC Board welcomes the SAFC’s inclusion in the Industry portfolio,” said Mr Hill.
“We strongly embrace this new opportunity for the screen industry in South Australia and the focus it will bring on business development and job creation.”
Other operations of Arts SA including the Art Gallery, State Library, Museum and the Carrick Hill Trust will remain within the Department of Premier and Cabinet.