Barossa Creative Industries Centre secures $7 million in funding

Nathan Little
Manager, Communications & Programs
May 17, 2024

The Barossa Creative Industries Centre is set to repurpose and expand the historic Barossa Regional Gallery, transforming it into a landmark $10.72 million cultural hub and creative industry precinct. This centre aims to be a cultural beacon that showcases the heritage, culture, and creative industries of the renowned Barossa community on regional, national, and international stages.

The Australian Government has committed $6,961,000 in funding through the Growing Regions Program. Also announced today, the Government of South Australia matched funding of $500,000 for the external open space component of the design through the Open Space Grant Program.

The Centre will highlight the Barossa’s cultural and creative industry potential, contributing to job creation, supporting the migration and retention of skilled populations in the region, and enhancing tourism and community well-being for the region, state, and Australia.

Situated in the heart of iconic Tanunda, the facility will expand the existing Barossa Regional Gallery. Additional facilities and heritage destinations throughout the Barossa will be activated, creating a network of world-class cultural experiences and venues for creative activities, collaboration, skill development, and education. The centre will celebrate heritage and community well-being, with a focus on creative technologies, positioning the region as a leading smart region and centre of “Createch.”

Key Features

  • Broadcasting, production, and workshop facilities
  • Exhibition, function, and event spaces
  • Digital and contemporary heritage library facilities
  • External performance, art, and community spaces
  • Writing and publishing space

In April 2018, extensive community consultation on the masterplan was undertaken by the Council, including pop-ups at various locations such as the Barossa History Fair and Mount Pleasant Farmers Market. The consultation resulted in 42 formal and 79 informal submissions, leading to the adoption of the masterplan in June 2018.

📸 Source: The Barossa Council

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