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Art & Culture

The Community Art Framework provides a framework for achieving a creative and artistic community.

It recognises and supports artistic creativity and uses art to create a sense of place and identity.

The Framework will set the direction for high quality arts outcomes that will be appreciated by the local community and developed over the next ten years

Community Art Framework(14368 kb)



Community Art Fund

To encourage the community to be creative and artistic Council has funding available through a competitive grant round known as the Community Art Fund. 

The Community Art Fund provides funding to artists, businesses, community groups and non-profit community based organisations for projects which support the achievement of the Community Art Framework and Strategic Plan 2016-2026 including the following key strategies: 


  • Using Art to Create a sense of place and identity
  • Supporting activities that enrich the cultural identity of our district
  • Creating a place to reflect on the indigenous heritage of the district

There is up to $10,000 available for Public Art Project(s) and placemaking activities that create a sense of identity.  The fund is competitive and will be allocated on merit.


Applications open on 31 January 2019 and close on 15 March 2019.  Future rounds are subject to funding availability.

Click the links below to download the guidelines and application form or collect a copy from Council offices.


Community Art Fund Application and Guidelines R3(1166 kb)


Community Art Fund Application and Guidelines R3(209 kb)



Naracoorte Art Gallery

Naracoorte Regional Art Gallery is the oldest Regional Gallery in South Australia and is accommodated in a beautiful Georgian home once owned by the Pavy family. The Gallery houses a permanent Collection of Australian Art including etchings by John Goodchild, Australian Contemporary works on paper, Aboriginal prints, paintings and ceramics.


To find out more about the Naracoorte Art Gallery click here.