FAQs

I am an artist looking for a wall in the City for my artwork. What do I need to do?

By registering and creating a portfolio on Adelaide Art Walls, you can showcase your artwork to wall owners in the City. Interested wall owners can then contact you direct to discuss potential commissions.

If you are contacted by a wall owner who is interested in commissioning an artwork, you will need to discuss the style and cost of the commissioned piece they would like you to create.

Before commencing an artwork commission, you should ensure that both parties have agreed to the artwork design and fee payments.

The City of Adelaide is happy to answer any questions you may have about the artwork commissioning process or any permits that may be required.

Please note: The City of Adelaide will have no responsibility or liability for any negotiations or agreements between artists and wall owners. The City of Adelaide simply facilitates this Adelaide Art Walls website to allow artists and wall owners to find each other.

 

I am an artist and I have been contacted by a wall owner – where to from here?

If you are contacted by a wall owner who is interested in commissioning an artwork, you will need to discuss the style and cost of the commissioned piece they would like you to create.

Before commencing an artwork commission, you should ensure that both parties have agreed to the artwork design and fee payments. 

For advice regarding the commissioning of artworks, visit NAVA here.

The City of Adelaide is happy to answer any questions you may have about the artwork commissioning process or any permits that may be required.

All arrangements are the responsibility of the artist and the wall owner.

 

I have an available wall and I am looking for an artist

By searching Adelaide Art Walls you can view a variety of artists and artistic styles that may suit your needs.   

You can then contact the artist direct to discuss your project via the contact details included in their portfolio.

The City of Adelaide is happy to answer any questions you may have about the artwork commissioning process or any permits that may be required.

 

I am a business, organisation or community group with an available wall, do I need building owner permission before contacting an artist?

Yes, building owner permission is a requirement. It is advisable that you check with the relevant building owner as to the process for seeking consent to the artwork.

The City of Adelaide is happy to answer any questions you may have about approvals that may be required for your project.  

 

How do I contact an artist?

Once you have found an artist whose artwork style suits your project, you can then contact them direct via the contact details included in their portfolio.

Please note: The City of Adelaide will have no responsibility or liability for any negotiations or agreements between artists and wall owners. The City of Adelaide simply facilitates this Adelaide Art Walls website to allow artists and wall owners to find each other.

 

What City of Adelaide permits and approvals are required for an artwork?

Before installing your artwork, you may need to apply to the City of Adelaide for certain approvals and permits to ensure that:

  • The location and content of your proposed artwork is appropriate (please note, there may be restrictions on some heritage listed buildings);
  • The area and artwork are structurally sound; and
  • You and the public will be safe while the artwork is being constructed.

You will need a Development Approval (DA) before an artwork is installed on a city wall.

You may need a City Works permit when undertaking work / installing in the city.

More information can be found in our Public Art and Murals guide. 

Please contact the City of Adelaide’s Planning Department on 8203 7185 to determine whether you will need a Development Approval.

Please contact the City of Adelaide’s Permits Team via our Customer Centre on 8203 7203 to determine whether you will need a City Works permit. 

 

What are the fees for permits and approvals?

You may need to apply to the City of Adelaide for certain approvals and permits before installing your artwork. 

Please contact the City of Adelaide’s Planning Department on 8203 7185 to determine whether you will need a Development Approval. 
Please refer to Development Approval fees before lodging your application.

Please contact the City of Adelaide’s Permits Team via our Customer Centre on 8203 7203 to determine whether you will need a City Works permit.
Please refer to City Works permit fees before lodging your application.

 

Who is responsible for arranging a Development Approval (DA) and City Works Permit and who pays the fees?

You may need to apply to the City of Adelaide for certain approvals and permits before installing your artwork and if so, there may be fees applicable. 

Either party can apply for these permits and the applicant will be responsible for fees.

Please refer to Development Approval fees and City Works permit fees for more information. 

 

Will I require public liability insurance?

All artists working in the public realm are required to have public liability insurance of $20,000,000. This is to protect you from anyone who might make a claim against you for bodily injury or property damage caused by any negligent action on your part.

You may need to provide a copy of this insurance with any City of Adelaide approval and permit applications.

 

Will the City of Adelaide provide any funds for artworks?

Although the City of Adelaide cannot contribute any funds towards artworks, we do have an Arts and Cultural Grants Program that artists may wish to apply to for funding. Please contact the Arts and Cultural Grants Officer via the City of Adelaide Customer Centre on 8203 7203 to discuss the eligibility of your project before applying. 

 

Who can I contact if I need more information?

For general enquiries about the Adelaide Art Walls program, please email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

For more information regarding approvals and permits, please contact the relevant City of Adelaide staff via the City of Adelaide Customer Centre on 8203 7203.