Project and Development Grants

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Each year Carclew provides project and development funding through two rounds of grants to assist emerging artists, aged 26 and under, to develop creative projects with tangible outcomes and pursue career development.

The grants can also be used toward projects by and/or for children and/or young people or non-profit organisations.

The funding supports opportunities for:

  • Professional development in artistic career building
  • Exploration of new artforms and exposure to emerging methods
  • Access to cultural heritage
  • Creation of original new work
  • Participation in workshops, masterclasses and summer schools
  • Children and/or young people to create art
  • Professional entry points for young artists
  • Young artists who are making brave, exciting new art
  • Empowering young artists with the means to secure mentorships
  • Established artists to work alongside emerging artists, sharing influences, inspirations, methods and core practice
  • The active participation and exhibition of childrens and young peoples art and culture in community-focused events
  • Promoting excellence in youth arts activity and delivery
  • Making the arts more accessible to children and young people
  • Organisations to create artistic skills development programs and mentor schemes that offer unique opportunities to young people.

Check out the 2015 recipients or read up on more detailed profiles of grant recipients and the benefits they have experienced as a result of their funding from Carclew.


Applications for activity occurring between Jan - June 2016 are now closed.

Key Dates

There are two funding rounds offered every year:

  • For activity occurring July - December, applications close 11:59pm ACDT 15 March
  • For activity occurring January - June, applications close 11:59pm ACST 15 September

Applications for activity occurring between Jan - June 2016 are now closed.
Applications for activity occurring between July - December 2016 will open in February 2016.


All applicants are encouraged to discuss their project proposal prior to submitting a grant application. Please contact Carclew's Funding Program Coordinator to arrange a time to meet.

No consults will be available in the final week before an application deadline.

Information Sessions

Dates for Project and Development Grant information sessions will be announced in the new year, to discuss the application process with a funding expert.

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For early career artists aged 26 and under