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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 the City of 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 the 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.

Industrial Heritage of Edwardstown Mural and Stobie poles Project

The City of Marion is seeking Expressions of Interest from South Australian artists to design and create an artwork mural on a wall and seven (7) stobie poles within City of Marion.

The murals will seek to provide a visually striking element to the revitalisation of the precinct. The murals project is expected to be completed by June 2021.

The public artwork theme for this project will be:

o Industrial heritage of Edwardstown (wall mural);

o Creative acknowledgment of the businesses celebrating 25 plus years’ service on adjacent stobie poles.

Submissions are encouraged from artists who have experience working in the public realm.

Expressions of Interest are due 5pm Monday 21 December

Please download the artist brief below.

Reclaiming Sturt River – public art, environment and placemaking

The City of Marion is seeking Expressions of Interest from South Australian artists to design and create public artwork/s for public spaces within City of Marion.

The goal of Reclaiming Sturt River project is to activate areas along Sturt River, create artworks that increase awareness of environmental themes and are influenced by stories about the community use of the river and linear park.

The public artworks for Reclaiming Sturt River can include sculptures, murals, multi-media suitable for outdoor public realm conditions.

Expressions of Interest are due 5pm Wednesday 6 January 2021

Please download the artist brief below.

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

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