Creating a vibrant South Australia
South Australia boasts world-class creative industries.
We are internationally renowned as a premier destination for quality screen production, from blockbuster films and TV series to best-selling games.
Our capital city was recognised internationally as a UNESCO City of Music in 2015, acknowledging the breadth, depth and vibrancy of Adelaide’s music culture and placing us in a network of creative cities around the world.
We are also home to the iconic JamFactory, recognised across the world as a centre for excellence in craft and design.
South Australia’s opportunity
South Australia’s creative industries are a broad ecosystem of sub-sectors linked by their ability to use design-thinking, or creativity, to develop and produce unique, innovative and highly sought after intellectual property.
Our creative industries create jobs and exports, attract investment, drive innovation, entertain audiences, boost tourism, enhance our wellbeing, and showcase our unique culture to the world.
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on all industries, but the creative industries were particularly impacted by lockdowns, social distancing restrictions and border closures.
To combat these impacts and return our creative industries to a position of growth, the South Australian Government introduced initiatives to help artists and creative businesses get back on their feet. We are continuing to strengthen our state’s creative and cultural reputation internationally in the screen, music and craft sectors.
Our creative sectors
South Australia is home to a thriving ecosystem of post-production, digital and visual effects professionals, and some of the nation’s best and brightest game developers.
The Music Development Office supports professional artists and businesses working in South Australia’s music industry through a range of initiatives.
Visual arts and crafts
South Australia’s visual arts and craft sector boasts world-renowned artists and designers who are experts in their craft, working in jewellery, furniture, ceramics and glass.
A diverse sector driving commercial outcomes through creativity
South Australia has world-class creative industries. Our best-selling games, internationally recognised television and films, world-renowned festivals and performing arts, and lauded craft, design and fashion brands provide significant value to our state.
The creative industries create jobs and exports, attract investment, drive innovation, entertain audiences, boost tourism, enhance our wellbeing, and showcase our unique culture to the world.
South Australia’s creative industries are a broad ecosystem of sub-sectors linked by their ability to use design-thinking, or creativity, to develop and produce unique, innovative and highly sought-after intellectual property.
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There are experienced DIIS team members available to support your growth ambitions – whether that be help with workforce development, navigating government and other support programs, connecting with peers and industry leaders, or the adoption of new technologies.