The Award

The Dawn Slade-Faull Award aims to empower South Australian emerging artists with a disability by providing financial support and encouragement to help them realise their potential in their chosen medium.

The Award aims to be flexible and respond to the changing needs of artists and the community.

In 2020, the year of COVID-19 and social distancing, the Award will open with an online SALA exhibition showcasing the shortlisted artworks in August 2020 on this website.

The exhibition will conclude with a single Award of up to $3,000.

Entries may be made by, or on behalf of, any artist who is resident in South Australia and who has an intellectual, physical, psychiatric, cognitive or sensory disability.

Entries for the Award are accepted via this website. Please read through the FAQs before making your entry. For artists requiring assistance with their submission, please email and provide your name and phone number and someone from the Award will contact you.


Entries Open:  June 22, 2020

Entries Close: August 9, 2020

Online Exhibition Live: August 17, 2020

Winners Announced: August 17, 2020