Public Art and Design supports the commissioning of high quality new works of art and design for public places by practising professional 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.

This program offers three categories:

Project Seed Funding

Commission Support Funding

Major Commission Funding

* Please note our funding programs are currently under review as part of the Arts and Culture Plan South Australia 2019-2024 to ensure they support contemporary practice and are responsive to sector needs. Some grant rounds for 2020 have been scheduled with similar frequency to previous years. Other rounds and closing dates are yet to be determined. We expect to be able to provide further details from mid-May 2020.

Find out more about the Arts and Culture Plan South Australia 2019-2024.


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)