Artists in Residence

 SALA Festival has partnered with various organisations to offer an array of artist-in-residence opportunities to South Australian artists. In the past, some of the organisations have included the Royal Adelaide Hospital, Adelaide Festival Centre, Arts in Health at Flinders Medical Centre, SAHMRI (South Australian Health and Medical Research Insitute) and Country Health SA. These residency opportunities allow artists to access extraordinary spaces to make work and develop their practice by engaging with different sectors of the local community. Although each residency opportunity is unique, all residencies generally result in an exhibition or presentation of work during the SALA Festival.

2021 SALA Artist Residencies

The Artists in Schools Program (formerly the Schools Artist in Residence Program) is presented by SALA Festival in partnership with Credit Union SA, and aims to place practising South Australian Artists in South Australian schools. In 2020, 6 schools were paired with an artist each, giving students a chance to learn practical skills and confidence in artmaking, but also to broaden their understanding of what it means to be an artist in South Australia today.

Applications for the program are now open.
Educators can apply on behalf of their school/students by completing this form.
The model of the program is flexible – artists can work with students in a short intensive or regular visits over a longer period of time. Activity should occur during Term 2 and result in an artistic outcome to be registered in the 2021 SALA Festival (August). Applications closer Mon 22 March, 2021.