Arts access programme for regional South Australian communities

Arts access programme for regional South Australian communities

By Tammy Hall


Country Arts SA is one of South Australia’s largest arts organisations, providing arts and services across regional South Australia through a range of arts programs and initiatives, the management of performing and visual arts venues, and the provision of grant funding which supports the creative endeavours of communities and individuals. This case study provides a brief overview of the work of the Country Arts’ Learning Connections programme and shares some of the challenges they face when working in rural areas with a geographically widespread group of artists and schools.


  • to give students and teachers the opportunity to connect with artworks on display in a meaningful way
  • to promote life-long learning through the exploration of behind-the-scenes roles in the visual arts
  • to provide teachers with a resource that will enable them to connect with the artworks and help their students develop a deeper understanding of the work
  • to provide the artists involved in this project a voice through which to discuss their artwork
Resource type: Case studies | Published: 2014