Artist opportunities

Storybook Walk - Frog Finds a Place

An exciting opportunity for Aboriginal artists/ teams to apply for the latest Storybook Walk sculpture at Thalassa Park, Aberfoyle Park.

The story for this project, Frog Finds a Place was written by Sally Morgan and Ezekiel Kwaymullina and illustrated by Dub Leffler.

We invite Aboriginal artists or an artist team with at least one Aboriginal creative, to send in an Expression of Interest for this project.

Open: 19 May 2023
Closes: 5pm, Monday 12 June 2023

Artist brief(PDF, 605KB)

For further information and queries please contact:
Anna Hughes, Public Art Project Officer
(08) 8301 7327 

2023 Creative Connections workshop series

Presented by the Arts Team, City of Onkaparinga, the 2023 Creative Connections Workshop series aims to provide professional development opportunities for artists living and working in the City of Onkaparinga, while providing an opportunity for artists and local creatives to come together to meet and learn from each other.

Each session will feature a keynote speaker to inspire creative thinking, followed by presentations of practical, hands on information.

All sessions will offer Q and A and networking opportunities, with afternoon tea provided.

All workshops are free to attend, but please register via the online booking link.

2024 City of Onkaparinga SALA artist residencySALA logo

In partnership with South Australian Living Artist Festival, the City of Onkaparinga is excited to offer one practicing South Australian contemporary artist (or collaboration) the opportunity to undertake a twelve week site-responsive studio-based residency at Sauerbier House in Port Noarlunga in 2024.

The City of Onkaparinga SALA Artist Residency invites an Artist (or collaboration) to occupy the Riverside studio at Sauerbier House, responding to Sauerbier House or the City of Onkaparinga in their work. Their artistic process will be celebrated during the SALA Festival (August) with an exhibition outcome in late September 2024.

Residency includes a 4 day stay sponsored by COAST Motel and Apartments. (During August 2024 between Monday – Thursday)


  • By applying, the artist commits to being available to undertake a residency between July-September 2024.
  • The selected artist will be required to take out public liability insurance (to the value of $20,000,000) to undertake a residency.

How to apply

Please read the attached information PDF prior to applying.

You will be asked to provide the following in your application:

  • statement outlining how you will respond to the City of Onkaparinga or Sauerbier House. (150 wds max)
  • details on the materials you intend to use.
  • 5 examples of current work
  • current CV (one per artist if applying as a collaborative group)

Should you have any difficulty in applying online please contact Sauerbier House staff for alternatives.

Opens 11 April 2023.
Closes 30 June 2023.

View more information(PDF, 81KB)

Apply online

Beanies to Berets Exhibition

Celebrate the textile arts and creative headwear, from the traditional to the sculptural, the playful to the wild; the wonderful to the bizarre and participate in the annual Beanies to Berets exhibition.

The exhibition will be on display from Friday 23 June – Monday 7 August 2023.

Entries close Friday 16 June with all applications delivered to the Arts Centre by Saturday 17 June 2023.

Exhibition entry form(PDF, 266KB)

SALA Artist Registration Fee Subsidy

This scheme acknowledges the role that artists and local venues play in the cultural life of the City of Onkaparinga. Subsidies of $135 are available to assist individuals and groups with the cost of registering for the SALA Festival.

Early Bird registration for SALA opens 1 March 2023
Early Bird pricing ends midnight Wednesday 19 April 2023

SALA registrations close midnight Wednesday 10 May 2023
Applications for the council subsidy close Monday 22 May 2023

Notification of application approval will be by Friday 2 June 2023

SALA Festival 1-31 August 2023

Application form(PDF, 163KB)

Creditor details form(PDF, 154KB)

Statement by supplier(PDF, 129KB)

Any enquiries regarding the  SALA Festival can be directed to

Creative industries and state government grant opportunities

South Australia has world-class creative industries. Our best-selling games, internationally recognised television and films, world-renowned festivals and performing arts, and lauded craft, design and fashion brands provide significant value to our state. South Australia’s creative industries are a broad ecosystem of sub-sectors linked by their ability to use design-thinking, or creativity, to develop and produce unique, innovative and highly sought-after intellectual property. They consist of 10 distinct but often intersecting sectors supported by relevant governing bodies and the South Australian Government, please click the links below to access the many opportunities available.

  • JamFactory short courses and annual Associate program.
  • The Music Development Office support for live music and core funds Music SA (peak industry body) among other contemporary music orgs.
  • Music SA APRA AMCOS and the Live Music Events Fund to support program delivery and annual SAM Awards, the Umbrella Festival, and Scouted.