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Artist opportunities

The City of Marion values creativity and artistic expression in community life and is committed to providing support and opportunities for individual artists and arts organisations to be involved in projects, events, festivals, community celebrations, and art in public places. Following are some regular opportunities:

Council support for South Australian Living Artists (SALA) Festival artists

Council supports local artists taking part in the SALA Festival by subsidising artist registrations for individuals and groups with a rebate of $120. Limited rebates are available. Be quick! First in best dressed.

Artists who do not reside within Marion but are holding an exhibition in the council area for SALA are also eligible to claim the rebate.

Eligible artists should pay their registration as normal to the SALA office, then send a photocopy or electronic copy of their receipt to:
Arts and Cultural Development Officer
Post: City of Marion, PO Box 21, Oaklands Park, SA, 5046

Grants Programs

The Community Grants program and the Youth Grants program assist local non-profit community groups and organisations to establish and undertake innovative projects or activities that are of benefit to the community.

Commissioning and contract opportunities

Watch this space for opportunities for commissions for public art projects and employment opportunities for community arts projects.

Current Opportunities

Oaklands Crossing - Opportunity for Artwork

Opportunity for Artwork The Oaklands rail crossing is located 12.8km south of Adelaide on the Seaford rail line at the intersection of Morphett and Diagonal Roads. The crossing currently creates congestion and traffic delays on these main roads due to Seaford rail line level crossing.

The Public Transport Projects Alliance (PTPA) is delivering a project that will remove the level crossing by constructing a rail underpass to improve travel times, safety for commuters, cyclists and pedestrians; and potentially to act as a catalyst for development and renewal in the area. The project is funded by the Australian Federal Government, Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure and the City of Marion.

An opportunity exists for an artist/artist team to create an artwork installation to permanently adorn the large scale public walls under the new Morphett Road bridge. The PTPA seek to engage a South Australian based artist/artist team to work in collaboration with the project team to develop and create the artwork. The artwork will seek to provide a visual enhancement and a point of interest to the new lowered Oaklands Railway Station and rail underpass.

Please view the Artist Brief on the PTPA website; submissions are encouraged from artists/artist teams who have experience and or understanding of working in the public realm.

Submissions are open from 11 December 2018 and close at COB 2 January 2019.


For questions please contact Consulting Artist

Monica Prichard


Phone: 0407 793 084

For further information on projects in The City of Marion contact:

Joyce Louey
Public Art and Placemaking Officer
Phone: 8375 6828

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