Public Art and Design | Commission Support Funding

What is the Commission Support Funding: Public Art and Design?

The Commission Support Funding Public Art and Design is a grant that provides SA based groups, who are willing to commission an artist, with funding to create publicly accessible artwork at high profile locations.



The Commission Support Funding Public Art and Design are available for the commissioning of site-specific ephemeral, temporary and permanent new public art works by practicing professional South Australian artists for presentation in a high profile, publicly and accessible location throughout South Australia.

Assistance is provided for costs directly arising from the involvement of the artist/s in the development, fabrication, installation and realisation of their concept and for mentoring and professional development opportunities linked to public art projects.



Funding up to $15,000 is available.


Eligible Projects

Artists need to develop a concept to be able to commission their work. The funding covers costs that relate directly to creating the artistic concept, such as:

  • artist’s fees
  • travel
  • accommodation
  • design development
  • assembly
  • installation
  • documentation costs


Eligible Applicants

To apply, you must live in South Australia and be one of the following:

  • an individual
  • a community group
  • an organisation (including if you receive ongoing Arts South Australia funds) and
  • a Local and State Government agency

The private sector can apply for financial assistance only when in partnership with an eligible applicant. The private sector can obtain advice on the commissioning of works of art for public places.

If you are applying as an organisation (this includes any group, band, act or collective of more than one person), you will need to go to the My Organisations section of the portal and request that you are associated to an existing or new organisation.



Applications close 20 April 2020.


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