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.

Important note:

To assist you with your application, read the Arts and Culture Grants Program General Guidelines before you apply.

February 2021 RoundJuly 2021 RoundOctober 2021 RoundFebruary 2022 Round
Grant amountup to $15 000up to $15 000up to $15 000up to $15 000
Open date11 January 202117 May 20216 September 202120 December 2021
Closing date5pm 8 February 20215pm 2 July 20215pm 11 October 20215pm 7 February 2022
Notification date23 April 20213 September 202117 December 202114 April 2022
Funded activity commencement date30 April 20216 September 202120 December 202118 April 2022

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.

What you can apply for:

  • artist, mentor or mentee fees
  • artist commissioning fees
  • concept proposal fees for selected artists/artist teams
  • travel
  • 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.

What 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.

Application Information

There are four 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.

Artists/Creatives

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.

Artist Brief

Refer to Developing an Artist's Brief for more information.

Developing an Artist's Brief (PDF, 139.3 KB)

Please Note: Project proposals must include information about how appropriate protocols (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander; Working with Children in Art; COVID-19) will be followed.

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.

Apply now

Past recipients

October 2020

Artform Area: Visual Art, Craft and Design

Recipient

Project

Amount

Rebecca Deans

Glandore Community Centre Playground Public Art

$15,000

City of Marion

Reclaiming Sturt River – an arts environment project

$15,000

Contact

For more information or assistance contact ASAGrants@sa.gov.au

For further information on Public Art and Design please refer to these resources:

What is Public Art?  (PDF, 133.3 KB)
Developing an Artist’s Brief (PDF, 139.3 KB)
Public Art Commissioning Guidelines (PDF, 569.8 KB)
Public Art in the City of Adelaide (PDF, 2.1 MB)