Participate as an artist
The South Australian Living Artists (SALA) Festival is a state-wide celebration of visual art made up of exhibitions and events that takes place every August.
All kinds of visual artists are celebrated – young, old, emerging, established, traditional, contemporary – and a range of visual art forms are represented. Painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, ceramics, jewellery, glass, moving image, textile, papercraft, printmaking, metalwork, furniture, and more. The Festival is ‘open access’, meaning that it is not curated – anyone can take part if they are a living South Australian visual artist.
Another feature of the Festival is that it activates both traditional art spaces (like galleries), but also non-traditional spaces (such as cafes, pubs, hospitals, shop windows, wineries, and more). This is how the Festival is able to have such great reach – hundreds of exhibitions are independently organised in a variety of spaces, then registered as part of the Festival.
Thinking about taking part?
Registrations are closed for 2023, but you can read on below to get ahead for the 2024 Festival.
Step 1 - Check your eligibility
Step 2 - Find a venue & get in touch
Step 3 - Agree on details & get them in writing
Step 4 - Admin
Step 5 - Action
Got more questions?
Head to our resources page or call the SALA Festival team.