Ministers for The Arts have included:
Since 2015, Arts South Australia has been headed by Peter Louca, former chief of staff to Minister Jack Snelling and one-time Labour Party candidate for the Federal Seat of Mayo. Peter Louca instigated the re-branding Arts SA to Arts South Australia in 2016. Previous chief executives include Alexandra Reid and Greg Mackie. Since 2010, Arts South Australia has managed Australia's oldest intact mainland theatre, The Queens Theatre.
Following significant federal funding cuts experienced by several South Australian small to medium arts organisations in 2016, Arts South Australia has been criticised by Arts Industry Council for South Australia for not providing enough financial support to the independent arts sector.
In 2016 Arts South Australia established the campaign "Made In Adelaide" to export and promote South Australian artists at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
Statutory Authorities reporting to the Arts South Australia include: