Country Arts SA recognises that we are living and creating on First Nations Lands and we are committed to working together to honour their living cultures.
The Creative Communities Partnership Program partners with organisations to employ Arts and Cultural Facilitators, including those with a First Nations focus and knowledge, to support and empower artists and communities to realise arts and cultural priorities and drive change through the arts.
Established in 2012, the Creative Communities Partnership Program has supported regional staffing partnerships between Country Arts SA and local and statewide arts organisations; local and state government agencies; regional development and other non-government organisations in health, environment and education. The program ensures that Country Arts SA’s resources are more equitably distributed across regional South Australia in response to local demand.
Since 2012, more than 20 partnerships have been established that have helped communities strengthen their connection to the arts and create career pathways and employment for artists and supported myriad arts and cultural experiences that celebrate local stories.