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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

Artist Expressions of Interest: Textile Artist-In-Residence

South Australian based Textile Artists are invited to submit an Expression of Interest for a six month residency (July – December 2020) to deliver a program of skills development workshops and engage with community members to create concepts for a textile public artwork to be exhibited in the entrance foyer of City of Marion's redeveloped Mitchell Park Sports and Community Centre (MPSCC) currently under design at 139 Bradley Grove, Mitchell Park.

The aim of the residency is to create a storytelling public artwork with the community to enhance the identity of the building that reflects the local community and landscape. The guiding principles for the public artwork strongly considers how the work engages with people, how ideas are translated, scale and opportunities for discovery, playfulness, surprise and speculation – not only upon initial visit but after repeat visits.

Submissions are encouraged from Textile Artists who have experience working with diverse communities, are self-directed, and are willing to actively work alongside the project stakeholders.

To Apply: Download the Artist Brief document for details below.

Artist Expressions of Interest: Writer Artist-In-Residence

South Australian based Writers are invited to submit an Expression of Interest for a three month residency (May – July 2020) to consult with members of the community, research local history, gather and create stories and develop themes for a Textile Artist to incorporate into a textile public artwork that will be exhibited in the entrance foyer of City of Marion's redeveloped Mitchell Park Sports and Community Centre (MPSCC).

The aim of the residency is for the Writers’ stories and themes to help shape the narrative of the final public artwork.

Submissions are encouraged from Writers who have experience working and engaging with diverse communities, are self-directed, and are willing to actively work alongside the project stakeholders.

To Apply: Download the Writer Brief document for details below.

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

For further information on public art and placemaking projects in the City of Marion contact:

Joyce Louey
Public Art and Placemaking Officer
Phone: 8375 6600
Email: joyce.louey@marion.sa.gov.au

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