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

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!

Credit Union SA, SALA Festival Education Partner

We are proud to be the Education Partner of the SALA Festival and support student participation in the 2021 SALA Festival by providing FREE registration to all schools and pre-schools.

Schools are invited to show student work through online and/or physical exhibitions that comply with State Government restrictions.

Watch our video below to find out why your school should participate! Check the SALA website when the exhibitions program is launched.

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


Credit Union SA School Awards

The Credit Union SA School Awards are a great incentive to participate in SALA Festival. All schools that register will automatically be in the running for the Credit Union SA School Awards. 

We present art prizes for best primary school exhibition, best secondary school exhibition as well as best student artist in both categories. Awards will be judged during the SALA Festival, with winners to be announced after the Festival concludes. Registration is FREE for exhibiting schools.

  • $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

Past winners


  • Adelaide High School - Adelaide High School SALA Exhibition 2020
  • Faith Lutheran College - Feels to Frames - Faith Lutheran College Year 6 Artists
  • St John's Grammar School - Ã la carte
  • Wirreanda Secondary School - Classic Blue

2020 Commendations

  • Nuriootpa High School – Nuriootpa High School Senior SALA Exhibition
  • Walkerville Primary School – Walk the Terrace with Walkerville Primary School

SALA Past Awards