Country Arts Foundation launches new era

The Country Arts Foundation was officially launched at the Lab on Light Square in late November with a host of arts lovers, industry professionals and artists in person and in the regions via the big screen.

Hosted by ABC’s Sonya Feldhoff, guests were zoomed into Port Augusta and the Limestone Coast to chat to Breaking Ground winner Juanella McKenzie, Aboriginal Arts and Cultural Facilitator Marika Davies, Foundation Director Kate Facy and Mount Gambier born artist Sera Waters.

Chair of the Foundation Board Rod Jones said, “We look forward to sharing more stories of art and cultural innovation from our brilliant regional and remote artists and communities in the months ahead. Your support makes a positive impact on the well-being and prosperity of the many people we work with.”

The Country Arts Foundation fosters philanthropic giving towards the creation of ambitious and accessible arts experiences for audiences of all ages and interests, supports artists to live and work regionally and ensures rural and regional South Australian communities thrive.

Comprised of volunteer community leaders and philanthropists who raise much-needed funds for programs and artists, the Foundation is committed to establishing an endowment that will be self-sustaining and able to supply secure future funding. Its core focus is to bolster and maintain the vibrancy and culture of regional South Australia.

The Foundation Board Directors are Rod Jones (Chair), Kate Facy, Sonya Hender, Petria Ladgrove, Michael Luchich, Robin Matters, Paula Murray, and Anthony Peluso, read more about them here. 

If you’d like to support us the Country Arts Foundation visit here.

Any enquiries please contact us via [email protected].

Check out photos from the launch below by Sia Duff.