Art Gallery of South Australia releases Economic Contribution Report

The Art Gallery of South Australia has released an Economic Contribution Report detailing its total economic contribution to the state to be $19.8 million, generating $3 of economic activity for every $1 of funding received.

J.M.W. Turner Scarborough town and castle
J.M.W. Turner, Britain, 1775–1851, Scarborough town and castle: morning:boys catching crabs, c.1810, London, watercolour on paper, 68.5 x 101.5 cm;Gift from the collection of the late Mrs S.M. Crabtree by her children Rosalind,Robert, Richard and John assisted by the Roy and Marjory Edwards Bequest Fund and the Art Gallery of South Australia Foundation to commemorate the Gallery’s 125th anniversary 2006.

The cultural, social and educational benefits of the Art Gallery are clear to the people of South Australia, but now with the completion of this report, it can be demonstrated that the institution offers the South Australian Government a significant return on its investment.

The report, undertaken by Deloitte Access Economics, was commissioned by The Balnaves Foundation with the aim of undertaking an independent assessment of the contribution of the Art Gallery of South Australia to the South Australian economy.

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