ABORIGINAL ART AND CULTURES CENTRE

The $200m Aboriginal Art and Cultures Centre will open in 2025. The Centre will exhibit Australia’s unique Aboriginal art and culture in a world class setting and will make Adelaide a destination of choice for national and international cultural tourists.

The 2021-22 Budget includes an additional $850 000 for the appointment of an assistant director to lead the content development and creative planning, programming, design input and curatorial strategy for the Aboriginal Art and Cultures Centre. A project manager will also be appointed to oversee the design and construction of the centre.

AYERS HOUSE ACTIVATION AND RELOCATION OF HISTORY TRUST

$8.1m IN 2021-22

Restoration and revitalisation of Ayers House positioning it as an iconic heritage building, a tourist destination, an events space and the new home of the History Trust of South Australia. Works will include bringing Ayers House up to an acceptable standard with disability compliance, optimising building access for the whole community and enabling visitors to participate in future events and experiences.

Relocation of the History Trust of South Australia from the Torrens Parade Ground to new heritage accommodation at Ayers House and the State Library of South Australia, maintaining its prominent publicly accessible head office presence in a reactivated Ayers House.

ADELAIDE FESTIVAL CENTRE - REFURBISHMENT WORKS

$3.1m IN 2021-22

Undertake internal refurbishment works at the Adelaide Festival Centre, including providing new seating and refurbishment of dressing rooms.

HERITAGE GRANTS

$1.5m OVER 3 YEARS

Continuation of the heritage grants program that provides small grants to owners of heritage listed properties seeking to preserve and protect their assets or facilitate the activation and use of state heritage places.

LEISURE EVENTS BID FUND

The Leisure Events Bid Fund provides capacity to attract events of community significance that add to the cultural and leisure calendar, creating jobs and contributing to economic development.

All available funding from the former Adelaide 500 race has been transferred into the Leisure Events Bid Fund. This takes total funding to $90m over 4 years.

Events supported for 2021-22 and 2022-23 include:

  • Adelaide International (Tennis)
  • Illuminate Adelaide
  • 2023 NRL State of Origin
  • 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup
  • 2023 Australian Masters Games