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Notes on Adelaide podcast: The cultural deficit


In this week’s episode we ask: How did South Australia lose its edge in arts and culture infrastructure and what can be done to fix it?

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This week’s episode was recorded last week at the Lab – one of the venues at LIGHT – a not-for-profit arts and hospitality venture on Light Square.

As one of our panellists points out, while South Australia has some great cultural venues, overall the picture isn’t good – particularly when we compare ourselves to other states.

In fact, she argues, we’ve gone backwards in recent decades.

Joining David Washington to unpack the issues is Rachel Healy, well known for her long stint in charge of the Adelaide Festival, the CEO of UKARIA Alison Beare and eminent composer and past director of the Elder Conservatorium of Music Graeme Koehne.

The Spotlight on the Arts forum is an initiative of LIGHT and InReview – a not-for-profit venture from Solstice Media designed to rekindle arts reviewing and critique in South Australia.

This is the second in our Spotlight series – the first focused on funding artists and was featured on our podcast.

Notes on Adelaide is a weekly current affairs podcast driven by the independent journalism of InDaily, CityMag and SALIFE, and produced by Solstice Podcasting.

New episodes are uploaded weekly. You can find the podcast on InDaily or on your favourite podcast app including Apple Podcasts and Spotify.

Listen to our previous episodes here.


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