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Arts Sector Funding Recipients Announced

July 3rd, 2017

South Australian Capacity Building Recipients

On 3 July 2017, the Sidney Myer Fund and the James and Diana Ramsay Foundation announced the successful recipients of the co-funded 2017 Capacity Building Program for South Australian artists and arts organisations.

The six successful applicants will receive $250,000 over 2017 and 2018.

This is the first iteration of this Sidney Myer Fund program and the first co-funded by the James and Diana Ramsay Foundation and the Sidney Myer Fund.

The Capacity Building Program will strengthen and grow the independent arts and cultural sector in Australia by granting money to ensembles, collectives and groups that are highly connected within their sector, and producing excellent work. Funds will be awarded untied – to be applied as the recipients see fit in the course of their everyday activities.

The South Australian recipients were selected by the Sidney Myer Fund’s Arts and Humanities Committee and the Trustees and Advisory of the James and Diana Ramsay Foundation with assistance from panellists Alison Beare, Sam Haren, and Geordie Brookman.

The first year of the program was open to applicants from Victoria and Tasmania and the second year of the program saw the Tim Fairfax Family Foundation collaborate with the Sidney Myer Fund to support artists in Queensland and the Northern Territory. To date the program has awarded $1 million to Australia’s independent artists and arts organisations.

The program’s geographic focus will shift in its next funding round.

For more information on the program please visit the Sidney Myer Fund’s website.

2017 Recipients


Restless Dance Theatre

Fontanelle Gallery & Studios


Insite Arts International

Nexus Multicultural Arts Centre

Homepage image: Best We Forget (Louisa Mignone, Ellen Steele, Lydia Nicholson), by isthisyours? photography by Gerwyn Davies


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