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Credit Union SA partners with SALA Festival

11 May 2018

South Australia’s third largest credit union has signed a two-year sponsorship deal with the South Australian Living Artists (SALA) Festival. Under the partnership, Credit Union SA will be the Education Partner for SALA Festival 2018 and 2019.

The new partnership aims to encourage South Australian schools to participate in the annual SALA Festival in August with a range of school art prizes on offer.

Credit Union SA CEO Mr Grant Strawbridge said we are extremely pleased and excited to be part of such a significant South Australian event.  

Credit Union SA will present art prizes for best primary school exhibition, best secondary school exhibition as well as best student artist in both categories. Schools registered for SALA Festival 2018 will automatically qualify for the awards. The partnership builds on our strong relationship with the SACE Art Show and 60 years of commitment to the education community in South Australia,” Mr Strawbridge said.

SALA Festival CEO Ms Penny Griggs said in addition to the awards we are exploring innovative ways for schools to connect with artists and navigate the vast SALA Festival program with a range of schools trails and experiences available during August.

We are looking forward to working with Credit Union SA and strengthening our connection with local schools, teachers and students. SALA Festival was established to develop audiences and create opportunities for artists and the partnership with Credit Union SA will ensure young artists and audiences are valued and acknowledged during the state wide celebration of South Australian visual art.” says Ms Griggs.

In the meantime, South Australian Schools are invited to participate in the upcoming SALA (South Australian Living Artists) Festival this August. It is a wonderful way for schools to engage with the broader community and be part of a much loved state-wide event.

Registrations to participate in SALA Festival 2018 close Monday 14 May for more information about participating in SALA Festival go to salafestival.com.


About Credit Union SA

Credit Union SA is South Australia’s third largest credit union, with over $1bn in assets, around 49,000 members and more than 150 South Australian employees. As a customer owned banking organisation, Credit Union SA is not driven by the need to return dividends to shareholders and channels profits back to the members through lower fees, great interest rates and market-leading products like the Credit Union SA First Home Buyer Grant. Credit Union SA is here to help South Australians do more with their money, so they can make more of life and in doing so, help to build a brighter future for us all. 

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About SALA Festival

Established in 1998, the South Australian Living Artists (SALA) Festival is the largest open access visual arts festival in Australia.  For the entire month of August, audiences are able to explore, engage with and discover the work of South Australian artists in a diverse range of unique spaces across the CBD, suburbs and regions, as everywhere from cafes and restaurants to schools, wineries, fashion outlets and other small businesses are turned into "pop up" galleries.

Last year more than 6,386 artists of all ages and backgrounds participated in more than 660 exhibitions and events across South Australia, attracting an estimated visitor attendance of 800,000+. SALA received the 2017 Ruby Award for Community Impact presented by Arts South Australia.

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Media contact

Finn Miller, Credit Union SA, Marketing Manager, M 0477 992 209, E FMiller@creditunionsa.com.au

Penny Griggs, SALA Festival, penny@salafestival.com or 8233 0675 or 0401 307 477

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