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About arts and culture

The City of Marion values the arts and cultural activities as vital components to creating a sustainable future for the people who live, work and play in the city.

Cultural life in City of Marion

The City of Marion contributes to the cultural life in Marion in a number of ways including:

  • Local celebrations, festivals and events.
  • Community arts and culture projects.
  • Celebrating the diversity of our community.
  • Valuing our cultural heritage.
  • The use of public art and design to create vibrant public spaces.
  • Activities in Neighbourhood Centres, Libraries, the Marion Cultural Centre, Living Kaurna Cultural Centre and the Marion Heritage Research Centre.
  • Fostering community connectedness, engagement and sense of belonging
  • Encouraging community decision making

Cultural Impact Framework

City of Marion was a partner with four other Councils in a Statewide pilot project, developed by the Creative Communities Network of SA, partnered with Arts South Australia and the LGA R&D Scheme. “The Cultural Impact Framework and toolkit”, can be used to measure the value of cultural activities and better understand how decisions made by Councils impact on the culture of a community.

A summary of the Framework, The Cultural Impact Guide” is intended as a set of provocations to consider the impact of any decision on culture.