2018 marks the sixth year of the Creative Communities Partnership Program. Over that time 13 partnership positions have been created with arts and non-arts organisations. These partnerships have succeeded in making a genuine impact in the communities in which they are placed, attracted significant investment to the regions, secured more performing and visual arts experiences for local audiences, assisted artists and community groups to realise their aspirations and created employment and arts outcomes with regional South Australian artists.

Organisations or agencies wanting to build professional arts and cultural development outcomes in regional South Australia are invited to partner with Country Arts SA through:

  • Staffing: employing a Creative Producer or Arts and Cultural Facilitator
  • Creative Outcomes: supporting artist residencies, performing or visual art presentations

Organisations may choose to engage in one or any combination of the above.

Eligible organisations can be from within South Australia or interstate, including: arts organisations; local, state or federal government agencies; regional development and other non-government organisations in a complimentary discipline, with a strong focus on:

  • building opportunity for artists to develop their capacity and create new work, and
  • assisting regional and remote communities to manage their own arts and cultural aspirations.


Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisations are strongly encouraged to apply.

Interstate organisations wanting to build outcomes in South Australia are also invited to apply.

Organisations may jointly express an interest in working with Country Arts SA on any of the two program streams.

Three year partnerships may commence any time from 1 July to 31 December 2018.


For full application details, download the briefing document here.

Interested organisations are encouraged to speak to Country Arts SA to discuss their proposal.

Applications are due by Thursday 12 April, 2018.



Anthony Peluso, Arts Programs Director                        Merilyn de Nys, Creative Programs Manager

Email: [email protected]                    Email: [email protected]

Telephone: 0401 125 993                                                                 Telephone: 0427 013 704