Planning underway for 2020 Colour Tumby

Artist Sofles painting a truck trailer at the 2019 event.
Artist Sofles painting a truck trailer at the 2019 event.

Colour Tumby Street Art Fesitval planning for 2020 is underway, with Tumby Bay Progress Association members brainstorming ideas and applying for grants to run the event.

Association members Dion Lebrun and Paul Stoddard said council backing was important, as the group needed to know the community backed the idea.

"I need to feel while we're doing this that we have the support of the town," Mr Stoddard said.

"We will partner again with Juddy Roller...they bring us world class artists and help out a lot with the general management."

Mr Stoddard said bringing in "world class" artists needed to remain a big part of the festival.

"People do drive from all over the country to see them and it's a great opportunity for local artists to work alongside them as well," he said.

"We try and improve every year but it's important to have things for people to do...so that it really is a weekend destination."

Mr Stoddard said he would like to run workshops at next year's event on street art, other art forms, music, and wellbeing.

He said he would also like to continue to have more cultural engagement with the Barngarla people.

He said the association was looking at a minimum cost of $80,000 and had six grant applications underway.

Mr Lebrun and Mr Stoddard also expressed interest in continually expanding the festival in future years, and said elements such as sculptures and expansion into Port Neill, Ungarra and Lipson had always been on "our things to do list" since the beginning.

The association has set a provisional date of April 2 to 4, the weekend before Easter.

This week the Tumby Bay District Council committed $10,000 to the event and will consider contributing more at the next budget review.

Tumby Bay's silo art and street art festival have also recently been named finalists in the inaugural Australian Street Art Awards.