Arts and Culture

The City of Port Adelaide Enfield is a culturally rich and diverse community. Council recognises the important role that arts and culture play in the creation of distinctive, connected, inclusive and culturally engaged communities.

The City of Port Adelaide Enfield Arts & Cultural Plan has established the following goals

    • The Port Adelaide Enfield community's diverse cultural values are respected and celebrated
    • Port Adelaide Enfield is a vibrant centre for the Arts
    • Individual members of the community benefit personally from involvement in arts and cultural activities
    • Arts and cultural activities are accessible and equitable
    • Port Adelaide Enfield's rich 'Spirit of Place' is acknowledged and celebrated
    • Cultural facilities, placemaking and public art contribute to a vibrant sense of place in the City of Port Adelaide Enfield
    • Arts and cultural activities are a significant contributor to the City's economy
    • The Port Adelaide Enfield arts sector is viable and sustainable

Port Adelaide Enfield is home to a significant number of artists, galleries, studios, museums, organisations and events; including Vitalstatistix Theatre Company, Kurruru Youth Performing Arts, Port Adelaide Artists Forum, Port Community Arts Centre, Semaphore Music Festival, Port Festival, Twilight Christmas Parade, SA Maritime Museum, National Railway Museum and SA Aviation Museum.

Cultural Development

Council's City Plan demonstrates that the City of Port Adelaide Enfield is committed to developing a healthy and connected community that supports and values people, culture and place.

Past/Current Projects include:

  • True North Youth Theatre Ensemble
  • Port Festival
  • Port Projector
  • Oral History Art Project
  • Traditional Craft Skill Workshops
  • DIVERT Food Waste Art Project
  • Unexpected Port
  • Peace is Personal Art Exhibition
  • Weaving Workshops
  • Creative Wellbeing Projects
  • Story City
  • Gallery Yampu Open Mic Film Cafe

The following grants are available to community groups and organisations 

  • Community and Cultural Development Grants
  • Event Sponsorship Program: General/Major Events
  • Sponsorship and Donations Fund


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