Inspired by the spirit and work of Sia Furler, one of Australia’s most influential modern-day creative forces, The Sia Furler Institute for Contemporary Music and Media was founded in 2017, by the University’s Elder Conservatorium of Music.
Sia is a true disrupter, trend-setter, multidisciplinary artist, innovator, and entrepreneur. She engages and impacts the world in numerous ways—from singing and song writing to filmmaking and activism. Sia’s global influence extends well beyond her online presence, lighting a fire of inspiration in her audience.
The Institute was born from the gauntlet Sia has thrown down—we help shape the world through music and media; creativity, innovation, and entrepreneurship, through teaching, research, and engagement. Creativity drives innovation which is the engine for continued economic growth in this transformational Fourth Industrial Revolution.
The Sia Furler Institute operates at the intersections of disciplines where opportunities for collaborations arise. The goal is to provide a new generation of multidisciplinary graduates with entrepreneurial, creative and leadership skills to help shape the future of South Australia.
Sia's message for the University of Adelaide
Adelaide-born, Sia Furler is one of Australia's most celebrated and successful creative artists. Through a succession of critically acclaimed and commercially successful songs, Sia has forged an international career at the highest level. As a performer and a singer-songwriter, her creativity extends equally to video and digital media and she has become an inspiration to a generation of young musicians the world over.
In recognition of Sia's outstanding achievements the University of Adelaide has established the Sia Furler Institute for Contemporary Music and Media.