Credit Union SA partners with SALA Festival


Credit Union SA

Member Experience Team

11 Jan 2019

| Community

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 over 60 years of commitment to the education community in South Australia." Grant Strawbridge

Credit Union SA CEO

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."Penny Griggs

SALA Festival CEO

It is a wonderful way for schools to engage with the broader community and be part of a much loved state-wide event.

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Founded more than 60 years ago by people who wanted to help South Australians thrive, it was all about creating a fairer, smarter, and more human alternative to traditional banks. A credit union that was run by its members, for its members.

Today, that same purpose remains. They continue helping South Australians thrive by delivering award-winning banking experiences and innovative products. Putting members and their communities at the centre of everything they do.



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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

Joann Skene, Credit Union SA, Senior Manager Brand & Business Development, M 0412 098 631, E jskene@creditunionsa.com.au

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