Commission Support funding is available for the commissioning of new public art works by practicing professional South Australian artists for presentation in a high profile, publicly accessible location throughout South Australia.

Applications are accepted from community groups, organisations (including South Australian Government funded arts and cultural organisations) and Local and State Government agencies.

In light of the COVID-19 public health emergency, applicants to the Public Art and Design program need to consider a realistic time frame for their project and address current public health guidelines and social distancing protocol in their project proposal.

Applicants are encouraged to adopt new ways, for example, technology and on-line platforms to facilitate the delivery of public art projects

 Round 1Round 2Round 3
Grant amount Up to $15,000 * *
Open date 24 February 2020 * *
Closing date 5pm, 20 April 2020 * *
Notification date 1 June 2020 * *
Funded activity commencement date 30 June 2020 * *

* Please note we are currently finalising the review of funding programs as part of the Arts and Culture Plan South Australia 2019-2024. We expect to have details of the new program available from mid-July 2020.

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

The handbook below details eligibility criteria, eligible costs and expenses and how to apply.

Commission Support Funding Handbook (PDF, 86.4 KB)

Commission Support Funding Handbook (DOCX, 102.7 KB)

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Previous recipients

April 2019

Kimba Community Development Group Arts and Nature Entwined $14,450
Light Regional Council Kapunda Landmark Sculpture $15,000

For more information about this grant or support with the application process, please contact us.