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Public art

Throughout history, art has been in the public realm in various forms in all societies and is the crucial link that defines a culture. Within a local setting, public art connects with the community through unique stories that reflect local history and culture.

A city wide place making approach ensures people enjoy spending time in vibrant places that are culturally attractive.

Opportunities for creative contributions from individual Artists, Artistic teams and community groups in the form of community and public art installations are encouraged because they add to our city’s “sense of place”.

In recognising this, the City of Charles Sturt has adopted a Public Art Policy and Guidelines to assist the community to create and install public art within the city. The Guidelines ensure that relevant stakeholders within proximity of the site are consulted and that the proposed artworks are both safe and reflect the values of the community.

Artists proposing to install art within the city’s public places must first seek written approval from the City of Charles Sturt, please email your request to PlaceMakers@charlessturt.sa.gov.au.

Please note: artwork location approval does not negate the need to obtain other Council approvals and permissions, all relevant legal requirements such as planning approval and copyright clearance must be met by the Artist.

Stobie Pole Art Guidelines

With the help of this map discover just some of the artworks that give this precinct its unique identity.

Guide - Street Art from Bowden to Croydon

Explore these areas, enjoying the colourful, creative and sometimes controversial pieces scattered throughout.

Fringe is in your Hood 2021

With over 50 fringe events on offer in City of Charles Sturt there is plenty to discover in your neighbourhood.

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We're supporting local artists, musicians and arts organisations adapt to the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic through our Economic Support and Stimulus Package.

Our Arts and Culture support stream provides funding opportunities through our Live and Local initiative and our Creative Cities program.

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The City of Charles Sturt has established an artist registration subsidy scheme for artists exhibiting in the City of Charles Sturt area.

This scheme acknowledges the role that artists and local venues play in the cultural life of the council area. Subsidies of up to $125 are available to assist individuals and groups with the cost of registering for the SALA Festival.

SALA registrations open on 1 March and close 10 May 2021.

Artist registration subsidy applications close on 14 May 2021.

Click here for more information and to apply for the artist registration subsidy.

Are you a venue seeking an Artist?

The Available Artists List is a list of artists who have expressed an interest in participating in SALA Festival but are still looking for a venue.

To help Artists find you, upload your venue details here.

Are you an Artist seeking a venue?

The Available Venue List is a list of venues who have expressed an interest in participating in SALA Festival but are still looking for an artist/s.

City of Charles Sturt's very own film festival. Film makers are invited from all over to showcase their films created around our City.

Westside Film Festival