COVID-19 Update

Given the unfolding situation relating to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) in Australia and across the world, here at the City of Charles Sturt we want to be proactive and clear about how we can stay healthy and are making changes to the way we do things. Each day we will provide updates to the services and events that are impacted along with the latest information and recommendations from WHO, SA Health and the Government.

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The City of Charles Sturt supports the creation and experience of emerging and experimental exhibitions across our city.

Local Artists can exhibit artwork, at no cost, in one of our Libraries or Community Spaces. We have space for artworks and sculptures large or small, indoors or outdoors.

Emerging Artists, hobbyists and complete novices can develop their artistic practice, skills and access avenues for creative participation through various programs offered through our local libraries and community spaces.

The Westside Place Makers Grant* contributes to the creation of site specific temporary and permanent artwork, art projects and skill sharing in public spaces, with the artistic vision of the project drawn from and adding to the meaning of a place within our city.
*Conditions apply

The SALA program will run from 1 to 31 August 2020 in digital form only via the SALA website and App.

In 2020 SALA are offering FREE registrations across all event categories, therefore, our 2020 Artist Registration Subsidy Scheme has been cancelled.

SALA invite registrations for exhibitions and other activities which can be accessed either online or while complying with social distancing measures.

Possibilities include online exhibitions or experiences, DIY walking tours, recording an artist talk, giving a Facebook Live studio tour. Registrations which do not follow current South Australian State Government restrictions will not be accepted.

Registering is quick and easy via the online form at

We encourage our creative community to get involved in this initiative and help bring art to our community during this time.

The Adelaide Fringe is a premiere arts festival that completely takes over Adelaide, her surrounding suburbs and even some regional areas of South Australia for 31 magical days and nights each year. The city practically pulses with creativity.

Venues big and small, pop-up and permanent house thousands of artists from all over Adelaide, Australia and the world. Around most of Adelaide’s corners, whether in an alleyway, a tent, a pub, a laundromat or an abandoned hospital for the criminally insane, you’ll be bound to find Fringe goodness in some shape or form.

Check out the great shows on offer in the City of Charles Sturt:

Fringe in Your Neighbourhood

Local artists are welcome to exhibit artwork at no cost at our Civic (Woodville), Hindmarsh or West Lakes Libraries. We have space for artworks and sculptures large or small, indoors or outdoors.

Find out more about the program.

Following the direction provided by the Commonwealth Government on indoor gatherings, all events physically held in Council led areas such as Libraries, Community Centres, School Holiday Sports have been cancelled until further notice.

However, events held digitally are growing in popularity and any businesses or local communities wishing to advertise a live streaming session or other online events are welcome to submit their event to be displayed on our events page.

Do you want to advertise an event happening in the City of Charles Sturt? You can submit an event and if approved it will be added to our events page.

Through grants, we're giving the community the chance to transform our public spaces. The program allows local people to lead the change they want to see in their local area.

Find out more about grants currently available to our community.