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.

Learning and teaching

Learn how to integrate your study with the Sia Furler Institute, through subjects, masterclasses, and the Australian eChallenge High Note program.

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Engage with us

Get involved with the Sia Furler Institute, through events, live performances and podcasts, becoming a friend, becoming a business partner or helping grow industry connections.

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Art Intelligence

The Australian Institute for Machine Learning (AIML) and the Sia Furler Institute at the University of Adelaide announce new initiatives at the intersection of art and artificial intelligence. Under the banner Art Intelligence, the project pairs world-class AI and machine learning engineers with leading contemporary artists, supporting their collaboration in mediums from VR and robotics to music and architecture. 

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Creative Revolutionaries

Creative Revolutionaries is an ongoing series of presentations by some of the most fiercely visionary cultural creatives driving the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

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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.