The Sia Furler Institute (SFI) elevates creative potential for engagement with the rapidly changing economy of today.

The goal of the Institute is to nurture and develop the next generation of business savvy creative artists, creative entrepreneurs and leaders of the future. SFI combines the Australian infrastructure for analytical thinking and excellence in craft with daring global innovation and creativity, providing experience and opportunity for young graduates to participate in shaping the future. The Institute achieves these goals through teaching, research, and engagement.

The Sia Furler Institute provides training, opportunities and engagement in 4 areas: 

  • creativity
  • innovation
  • entrepreneurship
  • leadership

The world is technologically accelerating; many organisations are struggling to adapt their strategies to the new economic landscape that is unfolding. Creatives can contribute to the narrative of the future by leveraging their skills in contexts beyond traditional artistic outputs. 

Sia is a multidisciplinary artist, innovator, and entrepreneur. Inspired by her example, The Sia Furler Institute for Contemporary Music and Media was founded in 2017 by the University’s Elder Conservatorium of Music.

Sia's message for the University of Adelaide