South Australian regional arts projects receive funds

New arts projects covering the length and breadth of South Australia will be sharing in almost $160,000 in grants from the federal Regional Arts Fund.

Country Arts SA chief executive Steve Saffell said the 13 new projects represented a diversity of talent from across the state.

"It was impressive to see the high quality of applications received from across the state including significant projects in the Eyre Peninsula, APY Lands, and in Bordertown, Murray Bridge, Whyalla and Ceduna," he said.

"The Regional Arts Fund will support the production of new work, continue to build on the success of previous initiatives and develop skills for artists and communities in regional and remote South Australia.

"Most pleasing, the projects funded this round embrace our young people and their environmental concerns, and celebrate the community's art and heritage, showcasing and promoting pride in regional art and culture."

The next funding round closes on August 15, 2019 - for more information about the Regional Arts Fund visit

New Projects

Gener8 Theatre - Bordertown - $25,000

unearthED - Inspiring young regional art makers in concept, development and delivery of new digital installations.

Matilda Sweeney - Whyalla Stuart - $4,366

The Orchard Community Art project - Visual artist Matilda Sweeney will gain vital arts management skills, devising and leading the artistic component of the Community Garden Project with community members of Whyalla Stuart.

Jodi Martin - Nashville - $9,850

Nashville Music Residency - Country music artist Jodi Martin, originally from Ceduna, will travel to Nashville for a mentorship with renowned producer Nash Chambers, to produce and record new original songs.

APY Art Centre Collective - Switzerland - $25,000

Before Time Began - Foundation de Opale - Five Anangu artists will travel to Switzerland to attend Before Time Began, the first APY regional exhibition to be held in Europe.

Moorundi Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Service Inc - Murray Bridge - $16,236

Tumbetun Namawi Mi:Wi through music - Choral director Christie Anderson will be engaged to facilitate the creation of three choir groups across the Ngarrindjeri Nation; in Raukkan, Victor Harbor and Murray Bridge.

Eyre Arts Action Inc. - Tumby Bay - $2,250

Eyre Arts Camp - Visual artists across the Eyre Peninsula will be invited to participate in a series of workshops focusing on techniques including textiles, sculpture and mural art.

Sit Down Shutup and Watch Film & New Media - Whyalla - $17,425

Dream it, Screen it - Opportunities for emerging regional filmmakers with a learning disability focussing on digital storytelling and resulting in short films created for screening at local, national and international film festivals.

Murraylands Musical Pathways - Murray Bridge - $5,000

Murraylands Musical Pathways - People from across Murraylands will develop improvisation, composition and performance skills from workshops with professional musicians.

Julie Wallis - Pinnaroo/Adelaide - $5,000

Mentorship with Sylvia Nevistic - Contemporary jeweller and object maker Sylvia Nevistic will mentor Pinnaroo glass and jewellery artist Julie Wallis in Adelaide .

Eyre Arts Action Inc - Port Lincoln - $5,200

Fish on a Bike - Five artists will be employed to deliver a series of visual arts workshops intended to increase the skills and confidence in artists to conduct regular workshops.

Warooka Primary School - Warooka - $11,671

Art Ark Adventure - Artists in residence Charlotte Nankivell and Harry Koch will work with the remote Southern Yorke community to create impactful artistic outcomes that respond to the social and environmental significance of the Great Southern Ark re-wilding project.

Amata Anangu School - Amata - $24,362

The Inma, Walka and Punu Cultural Residency Project at Amata - Amata's young people will learn ancient Inma and Walka (women's ceremonial painting) pertaining to the Seven Sisters Dreaming in their region.

ARGO working group - Renmark - $7,921

ARGO - Open Space Contemporary Arts project artists will assist in scoping the history of the Argo for a long term community arts project.