Artists in schools program

The SALA Artists in Schools Program, presented in partnership with Credit Union SA, aims to place practicing South Australian visual artists in schools across the State. In 2020, six schools were paired with an artist, giving students a chance to learn practical skills and gain confidence in artmaking. This Program also broadened students understanding of what it means to be an artist in South Australia today. This program was previously known as the Schools Artist in Residence Program.

How to Apply

Applications for the 2021 Artists in Schools program are now closed.

In December 2020, Steph caught up with artist Louise Flaherty and educator Jane Mant to talk about their experience of the Artists in Schools Program, presented by SALA Festival in partnership with Credit Union SA. Louise worked with Jane’s students in the wake of the December 2019 Adelaide Hills bushfires, connecting the students to their local landscapes through drawing.

Frequently Asked Questions

Applications are currently closed.

We hope that artists will work with schools any time from Term 2 up until the SALA Festival starts (1 August).

SALA will approach an artist based on the successful schools’ application.

Schools aren’t required to outline a project in their application, but are encouraged to identify what they hope their students will gain from taking part in this program, and any particular areas of need. 

The details of the project will develop once a visual artist has been approached and is able to liaise with the school.

In the past, this program has facilitated painting, drawing, installation, and photography. Final outcomes have been presented as exhibitions of individual artworks as well as murals and paste-ups.

The outcomes of the SALA Artists in Schools Program will need to be viewable by the public once during August in order to be registered in the SALA Festival. This can be on-campus, off-campus, or even online. The exhibition will need to be registered in the SALA Festival using the free registration form (which can be found in the SALA Online Portal). For more information see the SALA School Participation Guide.

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