Major Commission funding is available to develop and commission significant new public art works by outstanding South Australian artists for presentation in high profile, publicly accessible locations throughout the state.

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

Grant amount*
Open date*
Closing date*
Notification date*
Funded activity commencement date*

* 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.

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

Major Commission Funding Handbook (PDF, 329.5 KB)

Major Commission Funding Handbook (DOCX, 103.2 KB)

Previous recipients

August 2018

City of Unley Echo by Jason Sims $80,000

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