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Rail Care grants providing a platform for local artists

17 Feb 2017

Calling all artists - we need creative ideas and skills to improve train and tram stations

Applications are now open for the Rail Care Small Art Grants to help communities improve the look and feel of train stations and tram stops.

The grants are open to individuals, community groups, schools and not-for-profit organisations to deliver local art projects at our stations and rail corridors to benefit neighbours and travellers.

Rail Care grants can be used for:

  • Wall murals in subways and other locations
  • Art on concrete retaining walls
  • Art of all sizes from miniature pieces to larger works
  • Small artworks for fences
  • Mosaic art
  • Outdoor sculpture for garden beds or other suitable locations
  • Artistic welding or 3D printed installations
  • Painting one of our numerous metal boxes across the network

We are looking for diverse artists and art forms, encouraging new artistic forms and different media. This can include aerosol street art, robust outdoor art and temporary art, with sizes ranging from miniature to large.

Group projects that bring local people together, Aboriginal artists, and culturally diverse art will be highly considered.

Applications close Monday, 20 March, and can be submitted at: www.dpti.sa.gov.au/railcareartgrants

Please note: the rail corridor is a dangerous high risk area where the public are not permitted to enter. Do not enter the corridor or inside any fenced areas when looking at potential sites. Rail Care staff can arrange accompanied entry should you wish to look closer at a specific site location for your art.

Enquiries: email DPTI.railcare@sa.gov.au or phone (08) 7109 7084.