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

In 2019-2020, there was up to $10,000 available for Public Art Project(s) and placemaking activities that create a sense of identity.  The competitive fund was allocated on merit.

Applications opened on 16 January 2020 and closed on 27 February 2020.

Click the link below to view the 2019-20 guidelines and application form or a copy could be collected from Council offices.

Community Art Fund (PDF)

Community Art Fund (Word Document)

Information on the successful applications from the latest funding round can be viewed here.

Future rounds are subject to funding availability.

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 Gallery, go to the Naracoorte Art Gallery Facebook page by clicking here.