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We are committed to providing an engaging, vibrant and interactive environment through art and culture. The city encourages cultural development through;

  • public art and design to add vibrancy and enhance public space
  • community arts and culture projects
  • the support of youth arts programs and providing opportunities for the artistic development of the youth in our community
  • festivals and events
  • exhibitions and workshops
  • cultural experiences

Draft Creative Holdfast: Arts & Culture Strategy

The Arts & Culture Strategy will shape the creative and cultural life of the Holdfast Bay over the next five years 2019 - 2024.

The draft strategy has now been developed and is currently open until April 22 for engagement. We invite the community to review and provide feedback on the draft strategy by visiting

South Australian Living Artist SALA Festival

The SALA Festival is held in August each year and provides opportunities for amateur, emerging and established artists to showcase their artworks and reach audiences across South Australia in galleries, cafes, restaurants, retail shops and public spaces.

The City of Holdfast Bay is committed to promoting and supporting artists and are offering SALA registration subsidies of $120 to artists exhibiting at local venues within the City of Holdfast Bay.

For more information or to find a list of participating venues visit the official SALA website

Artists applying for the subsidy are solely responsible for registering their exhibition with SALA prior to the 13 May 2019 and must pay the relevant registration fee to SALA.

Please find the subsidy application below, applications must be submitted by 5pm Thursday 23 May 2019.

SALA Subsidy Form 2019

If you have any questions or would like to discuss your SALA ideas, please contact Jenni Reynolds, Community, Arts & Culture Coordinator on 8229 9969.

Register as an artist

We would like to hear from creative people in the area. If you have skills in visual art, performing art, music, literature or any other form of art, please consider registering your details.

If you would like details on a particular artist within the area please contact Jenni on

Your Details (Private)

Experience and Skills

Artscape Master Corridor

The Master Plan provides a detailed description and direction for the future integration of public art through the city, specifically focusing on the coastal edge, Jetty Road Glenelg and Jetty Road, Brighton.

It generates ideas, maps opportunities, promotes innovation and encourages exceptional outcomes for integrated public art in Holdfast Bay.

The report provides a methodology to introduce public art that will delight and entertain, appealing to people in a variety of ways through the delivery of four typologies.

The typologies are:

  • Random - a programme of curated events and interventions that are generally temporary, anonymous and quirky.
  • Roam - a public artwork commissioning programme designed to maximise exposure and the impact of the artworks by making them non geographically specific.
  • Event - a programme that encourages, promotes and supports the development of art exhibitions, events, creative celebrations, performances and commemorations.
  • Infra-Art - seeks to promote the inclusion of experienced artists and designers whenever possible into the infrastructure projects to create urban realm projects that are of the highest design standards.

Artscape Corridor Master Plan

For further information please contact Community Development Officer, Jenni Reynolds on
(08) 8229 9969