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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.

Public Art – Glandore Community Centre Playground

An opportunity exists for an artist to create integrated art elements throughout the open space design at Glandore Community Centre that tells a story and represents the history of the site in a playful and educative way. Council seeks to engage a South Australian based artist to work in collaboration with the Project Team to develop the public art. Expressions of Interest close 16th September 2020. Please download the artist brief below.

For more information contact Rebecca Deans, Open Space and Recreation Planner on 7420 6449 or email

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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