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People + creativity + grants = memorable cultural experiences

Cultural Heart People of Adelaide

City of Adelaide’s Arts and Cultural Grants Program helps enterprising locals realise their creative ideas and enriches the city with authentic experiences.

Categories include Artistic Development, Public Art, Community Programs and Events, Live Music Enterprises, Cultural Promotion and Quick Response grants (these are open year-round, offering ‘fast turnaround’ access to as much as $2,000). These grants support diverse cultural activity in the city – assisting both emerging and established creatives across multiple art-forms and organisations to bring their ideas to life.

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Leah Grant and her mural ‘Let Down Your Hair’.

With the help of a Public Art grant, the work of local artist Leah Grant was recently showcased as part of the Street Art Explosion program at the 2018 Adelaide Fringe. Leah’s colourful mural ‘Let Down Your Hair’ can be seen on the façade of 153 Frome Street, for the enjoyment of all who wander by!

ACE Open is an Adelaide contemporary art gallery providing transformative art experiences for artists and audiences. ACE Open is always looking for new ways to activate the city and connect audiences to contemporary art through alternative, lateral and engaging public programs – and funding can be vital to staging its exhibitions and events. They successfully applied for a Quick Response grant to help run the city’s first FEMPRE$$ event in 2017. The fierce, fun and free late-night hip hop party placed females at the front – on the mic, decks and dance floor – alongside its TARNANTHI exhibition, Next Matriarch.

“Support from the City of Adelaide allowed FEMPRE$$ to celebrate women of colour, Aboriginal people, inclusivity, dance and music."
Liz Nowell, CEO, ACE Open

Find out what City of Adelaide Arts and Cultural Grant opportunities are currently available by visiting the website.

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