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Education Partner: Credit Union SA

SALA for Schools

Credit Union SA is proud to be the Education Partner for the South Australian Living Artists (SALA) Festival.

Credit Union SA supports schools and kindergartens to participate in SALA Festival and this year students are exhibiting right across South Australia.

Exhibitions are in schools, cafes, shop windows and even online - make your own schools art trail to marvel at the creativity of our State’s youngest artists.


What is 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 SA regions. All exhibitions are FREE.


What can your school do to participate this year?

In addition to raising the profile of the SALA Festival, Credit Union SA’s partnership also aims to encourage South Australian schools to participate, with a range of school art prizes on offer.

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:

Credit Union SA School Awards

$2,500

Best Primary School Exhibition

$2,500

Best Secondary School Exhibition

$1,000

Runner up Primary School Exhibition

$1,000

Runner up Secondary School Exhibition

Awards will be judged during the SALA Festival, with winners to be announced after the Festival concludes.

Registration is FREE for exhibiting schools.

Key dates

  • Registrations are open from 2 March - 31 August 2020
  • SALA Festival runs 1 – 31 August 2020

Credit Union SA, SALA Festival Education Partner

Credit Union SA encourages all South Australian schools to participate in SALA by exhibiting or attending events. If you don’t think you are ready to stage an exhibition this year, why not take your school or students to visit some other exhibitions around SA?

Check the SALA website when the exhibitions program is launched.

SALA Festival website Media release Download the SALA Festival Education Information Pack


Past winners

40 schools entered the 2019 SALA Festival awards, which positively impacted in the lives of 4,620+ young South Australians. In 2019, there was a 48% increase in school registrations on 2018, including an increase of rural area participation. Credit Union SA's partnership enabled SA schools to save a total of $2,600 in registration fees.

Credit Union SA School Awards

2019

2018

St John’s Grammar
Conversations with Line

Riverland Special School
Sensory Stars

The Heights School
The Heights School Art Exhibition Competition

St Gabriel’s School
Gabriel’s Gallery

Woodside Primary
Plastic Oceans

St Brigid’s School
Identity Explorers

Elizabeth Grove Primary School
Square-eyed

Encounter Lutheran College, Investigator
SALA School Art Show

College and Victor Harbor High School
SALA School Art Show

Bowden Brompton Community School
Work Hard Dream Big

St John’s Grammar School
Current Practice

SALA Past Awards

We are proud to be the Education Partner for SALA Festival. The partnership builds on our strong relationship with the SACE art show and 60 years of commitment to the education community in SA.