This grant supports the concept development and commissioning of small-scale public art projects by professional practicing South Australian artists.
Projects in the public realm may be functional or non-functional, permanent or temporary. They may be undertaken through a collaborative approach between artists and other design professionals or may be realised with the involvement of community members, either through consultation or participation.
In this category, organisations can apply for two types of project activity:
- concept development by artists
- commissioning of new public art works for presentation in high-profile and accessible locations in South Australia.
For commissioning applications, the applicant must commit to funding a minimum of 50% (cash or in-kind) of the total project implementation budget. Industry best practice should be demonstrated in the selection of artists (for example, by open call). Where a limited call or direct selection process has been used, a clear rationale must be articulated in the application.
To assist you with your application, read the Arts and Culture Grants Program General Guidelines before you apply.
|February 2022 Round||July 2022 Round||October 2022 Round||February 2023 Round|
|Grant amount||up to $15,000||up to $15,000||up to $15,000||up to $15,000|
|Open date||20 December 2021||30 May 2022||5 September 2022||21 December 2022|
|Closing date||5 pm|
7 February 2022
4 July 2022
10 October 2022
|5 pm |
6 February 2023
|Notification date||14 April 2022||14 September 2022||16 December 2022||19 April 2023|
|Funded activity commencement date||18 April 2022||19 September 2022||19 December 2022||24 April 2023|
Who can apply
- local government
- State Government Departments and Agencies and Statutory Authorities
- funded organisations: small-to-medium organisations, major organisations
- organisations funded through the National Performing Arts Partnership Framework (NPAPF) formerly known as Major Performing Arts (MPA) Companies
- community groups
Please note: the private sector is eligible for financial assistance only when in partnership with an eligible applicant, but not directly. The private sector may obtain advice on the commissioning of public art works.
Who is ineligible
- individual artists
Please note that selected artists for your project also need to meet the eligibility requirements in the Arts and Culture Grants Program General Guidelines.
You can apply for:
- artist, mentor or mentee fees
- artist commissioning fees
- concept proposal fees for selected artists/artist teams
- costs directly arising from the involvement of the artist/s, creatives and professionals in the development, fabrication, installation and realisation of the public art commission
This category does not fund:
- projects without a public art outcome or presentation
- Public Art and Design Major Commissions (refer Major Projects: Public Art and Design Major Commission)
How to apply
Read How to Apply before you begin preparing your application.
There are 4 key elements to your application as listed below.
Click the ‘Apply Now’ button below to commence an application. Type/copy text into the provided fields.
Project Summary (up to 300 words)
Project Detail and Rationale (up to 2000 words)
Refer to the Assessment Criteria and include:
- rationale and objectives
- artist selection process
- approach to risk management.
Enter a short biography (up to 300 words) or upload a CV for each.
Project Plan and Timeline
Complete the table in the application form, including:
- dates/stages of your activity (highlighting the period of funded activity)
- how and where you will undertake or deliver the activity
- who will be involved at each stage
- expected outcomes at each stage.
Upload a document to the application form.
Refer to Developing an Artist's Brief for more information.
Upload letters of support (up to five) and confirmations to the application form. Combine documents where possible.
Upload Support Material to the application form. Refer to How to Apply for information about Support Material.
Complete the consolidated budget template in the application form.
Upload a detailed budget and notes to budget (including quotes to support major expenses) to the application form.
Refer to How to Apply for information about application budgets.
Open Space Contemporary Arts
We Can Be Heroes - Floating Impermanence
Regional Council of Goyder
Ngadjuri Basket Sculpture project
Rural City of Murray Bridge
Art in Public Space
Glandore Community Centre Playground Public Art
City of Marion
Reclaiming Sturt River – an arts environment project
For more information or assistance contact ASAGrants@sa.gov.au