Performing & Visual Arts


Arts and culture reflects, shapes and challenges our personal and community identities. The City of Charles Sturt supports a wide range of ideas, activities, projects, programs, festivals, exhibitions and events that are part of the cultural fabric of our area. We have many opportunities for people to engage with and participate in creative endeavour to encourage positive ways of living together in our local neighbourhoods and across the west.

Community and Public Art Guidelines

In April 2009, Council endorsed guidelines for Community and Public Art within the City of Charles Sturt to assist us to successfully conceive, develop and implement projects involving artists in the public realm. The content of the guidelines was developed and written by Arts SA's Public Art and Design team, informed by the extensive number of public art and design projects with which Arts SA has been involved, in various capacities, over the past 20 years.

Public Art - Making it Happen (2368 kb)

SALA Festival Logo

Held annually during South Australia’s winter, SALA is the largest open access visual arts festival in the world. This year’s SALA Festival will run 2 – 25 August - its mission is to celebrate and promote the diverse talents of South Australian living artists. Last year over 3,000 artists’ exhibited in over 500 venues of which 22 venue registrations were within our city.

Exhibition registrations for the 2013 SALA Festival will close on 20 May and the City of Charles Sturt is pleased to increase its support for artists this year with the introduction of a new grant specific to artists of all genres entitled:

Special Opportunity Arts Grants for Individuals

The purpose of establishing this subsidy program is to provide up to $250 within a financial year to support eligible individuals resident in the City of Charles Sturt who are practising and/or emerging artists or talented amateurs, to take advantage of unique opportunities that may significantly benefit their work and/or career development and as a consequence provide ongoing promotion and support for the arts in the City of Charles Sturt community.

  • Funding Available:  All year round

 For further information please contact Community Project Officer 8408 1173.

Special Opportunity Arts Grants for Individuals - Application Form with Eligibility Criteria and Guidelines (165 kb)

South Australian Living Artists Festival (SALA) Festival

For more information about all of the SALA events happening within the City of Charles Sturt please use the link below:

Charles Sturt SALA events