Arts South Australia beats the drum for South Australian artists at APAM

Arts South Australia is proudly beating the drum for our home-grown talent on the national stage, with some of the state’s best and brightest artists and arts companies on show at the 2018 Australian Performing Arts Market (APAM) in Brisbane.

As the government agency charged with advancing Arts and Culture in this state, Arts South Australia is promoting 27 local performing arts companies and independent artists at the five-day expo, which attracts more than 1,200 influential directors, producers, agents and programmers from around the world from February 19 to 23.

The South Australian delegation also includes showcase performances by physical theatre and acrobatic company Gravity & Other Myths presenting their hit show Backbone, musical group Electric Fields and Aboriginal musician Kahl Wallis.

Also performing as part of the Arts South Australia delegation is Restless Dance Theatre, who will present their critically acclaimed dance work Intimate Space, the first time the company has performed interstate in 17 years.

Established in 1994 by the Australia Council for the Arts, the Australian Government’s arts funding and advisory body, the APAM is Australia’s leading, internationally-focused industry event for contemporary performing arts.

Held every two years, the event provides a platform for Australian contemporary performing arts groups and artists to collaborate, network and develop international and national touring opportunities, growing the export of Australian performance. 

Arts South Australia Executive Director Peter Louca said: "South Australia brims with creativity, including our many export-ready arts organisations, independent artists and groups. Through our award-winning Made in Adelaide export program, as well as funding and other support, Arts South Australia promotes and recognises the strengths and needs of our artists and arts organisations."

For more information about Arts South Australia's involvement at APAM and the export-ready acts being promoted, click here.