Project and Development Grants
Project and Development Grants
Each year Carclew provides project and development funding through two rounds of grants.
This is to assist young 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 2013 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.
All applications are to be submitted via this system. Please contact Carclew Funding Officer if you require assistance.
There are two funding rounds offered every year:
- For activity occurring July - December, applications close 11:59pm 15 March
- For activity occurring January - June, applications close 11:59pm 15 September.
Applications for activity occurring January - June 2015 are now closed. Please stay tuned for details of applications for grants for activity occurring July - December 2015.
Details of free information sessions ahead of applications for Round 2 2015 (July - December activity) will be available late 2014
All applicants are encouraged to discuss their project proposal prior to submitting a grant application.
Bookings for consults will open late 2014.
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For early career artists aged 26 and under
Successful Grant Recipients - Round 1, 2014
AJZ Productions | part funded $6000
To undertake a series of workshops for a new theatre piece A Sense of Home that will be developed for presentation at the 2014 Adelaide Fringe by True North Theatre Company.
Australian Experimental Arts Foundation | funded $8500
To undertake the project Bones, a contemporary visual art exhibition curated for and with children in March 2014.
Tilda Cobham-Hervey | funded $2550
To develop a performance and large scale art installation to be presented to industry professionals in 2014. The installation will be showcased in conjunction with the international release of the Feature Film 52 Tuesdays.
Anna Gore | funded $1235
To produce a body of non-representational paintings and sculptures for a solo exhibition.
Katherine Gurr | funded $1870
To participate in Kickstart, an intensive training opportunity for elite dance students, with Australian Dance Theatre in January/February 2014.
Ashton Malcolm | funded $5680
To undertake a four week creative development for Trouble and Strife, a new theatre work for secondary students exploring the lives of Australian women on the home-front in WW1.
Emily McAllan | funded $4111
To attend a filmmaking program at the Nes Artist Residency Centre in Skagastrond (Iceland) to develop a new site-specific film work.
The Mill | part-funded $3000
To undertake a mentorship with Hannah Mathews, working on site-specific knowledge and application of curatorial skills through development of an exhibition program.
Maggie Rutjens | part-funded $6000
To produce debut album consisting of 8 original songs and 2 cover songs.
SA Writers Centre | part-funded $7600
A team of six young professional emerging artists to be selected to work with the SA Writers Centre to develop a project to benefit young South Australian writers.
Matt Shilcock | funded $4161
To undertake a three week professional development residency with integrated dance company Full Radius Dance (Georgia, USA) in March 2014.
Carly Snoswell | funded $5865
To participate in the NARS Foundation International Artist Residency Program from April to June 2014 in New York.
Hannah Williams | funded $2845
To undertake a printmaking residency in Mexico to further develop studio practice, extend professional practice and work with artists from around the world.
Successful Grant Recipients - Round 2, 2014
ActNow Theatre | funded $5,630
To support a mentorship for an emerging producer with a particular focus on partnership development, tour management and grant writing.
Henry Arrowsmith | funded $5,000
To support final development and presentation of new South Australian play Man in a Bag.
Alice Blanch | funded $5,103
To undertake a four week residency in August 2014 on Flinders Island to explore the isolated landscape and respond though photographic artwork.
Dylan Coleman | funded $4,120
To support a writing mentorship for an emerging Aboriginal speculative fiction writer.
Kiah Gossner | funded $4,268
To develop, compose and arrange a new song cycle based on Ghandi's Seven Deadly Sins.
Molly Harris | funded $3,214
To participate in a six day photography workshop in Burma with Stephen Dupont and Jack Picone.
Alicia Harvie | funded $2,825
To support intensive development of a new pop-up dance theatre work, to premiere at the 2015 Adelaide Fringe.
Phillip Kavanagh | funded $3,949
To undertake a literary Internship with new writing theatre company, Theatre503 (London).
Flynn O’Malley | funded $4,663
To purchase specialist metal working equipment to assist in the creation of sculptures made from reclaimed mechanical parts.
Jess Taylor | funded $1,180
Support to mount a solo exhibition at FELTspace gallery of photographic and sculptural work in September 2014.
Zoe Woods | funded $4,788
To support development of a new body of glass work for a solo exhibition at Sabbia gallery (Sydney) in May 2015.
Olivia Zanchetta | funded $8,000
To support a set and costume design mentorship with leading Australian theatre designer Victoria Lamb.
Successful Grant Recipients - Round 1, 2013
Instep Dance Inc | funded $2000
Development of Kicking it from the Kerb 2013. A project to re-engage, encourage and empower young boys (aged 6 and over in Streaky Bay and surrounding districts) to take up dance.
Alexandra Blue | part funded $2700
To undertake two three-month internships in London with two highly regarded film production companies, Scott Free and Warp Films.
Aimee Knight | funded $5650
To produce Humanimals, a documentary web series to get down on all fours and explore human/animal communications.
Madison Bycroft | funded $3000
To undertake the three-month artistic Red Gate Residency in Beijing, China.
Ashton Malcolm | funded $4784
To undertake a month-long Shakespeare intensive with highly successful theatre company, Shakespeare & Company in Lenox, Massachusetts, USA.
Henry Walker | funded $3500
To facilitate solo and collaborative events including live performances; exhibitions; site specific installations; regional workshops; a publication; and a one month residency at the Vancouver Art Centre, Albany, USA.
James Tylor | funded $1845
To purchase materials required to learn the rare 19th century photographic process Becquerel Daguerreotype.
Celeste Aldahn | funded $2968
To create a new body of work for a first major exhibition at the SASA Gallery in April 2013.
Alice Blanch | funded $3596
To assist with the presentation costs of her first professional solo exhibition in Perth, during April 2013.
Ash Tower | funded $1082
To hold an exhibition of new work from Ash Tower and Andrea Jorgensen at Carclew, curated by Jess Nolan.
Dylan Amor | funded $6112
To support the recording and replication of a Stomp the Dog six track EP and the filming of one video clip for single release.
Delia Obst | funded $4454
To undertake a professional recording and release for a five track EP.
Choral Grief | funded $1400
To undertake a series of workshops with leading Adelaide based performers and musicians that will culminate in a free public workshop.
Samuel Wright | funded $6000
To produce and deliver Moving Music, a secret tour of music, visual art and design throughout the Adelaide CBD
Successful Grant Recipients - Round 2, 2013
Madison Bycroft | funded $4836
To participate in a three month artist residency at NARS foundation in Brooklyn NY.
Matt Vesely | funded $4782
To undertake a structured development intensive to draft a new short screenplay and produce a new short film.
Madeleine Parry | part funded $3041
To support three months working in the office of Princess Pictures to accelerate story telling capacity and professional skills.
Adelaide Youth Orchestras | funded $4500
To commission emerging South Australian composer David Lang to write and workshop a new eight-minute work for the Adelaide Youth Wind Orchestra.
Northern Sound System | part funded $3960
To provide work experience opportunities in a professional environment for high school students or student groups in song writing. Students will work with a producer, professional equipment and develop links to industry networks.
Callan Fleming | funded $4000
To undertake a mentorship in sound design with Tyson Hopprich (DJ TR!P) and create a score for new dance work In Absence Of.
Jimmy Meegan | funded $6710
To record a 5 song EP with band ‘Jimmy & The Mirrors’ at Studio 301 in Byron Bay.
Claire Richards | funded $765
To produce a 24 page zine about a young woman who exchanges her smile for the ability to fly like a bird, to be launched online during the 2013 South Australian Living Artists Festival.
Jordan Cowan | part funded $2901
Support for living costs whilst rehearsing and performing in The Dark Room, a play presented by Flying Penguin Productions and the State Theatre Company of South Australia at Holden Street Theatres.
Michael Cleggett | funded $5215
Support for a return season by Adelaide comedy group Gravity Boots at the 2013 Edinburgh Fringe.
Matilda Bailey | funded $4543
To support to travel to New York to attend a seven week intensive in Meisner actor training at the award winning William Esper Studio NY.
Zoe Woods | part funded $2320
Support to undertake a residency at the Canberra Glassworks in October/November 2013 and develop glassmaking practice.
Gabriel Cole | part funded $832
To support material costs to undertake a body of work for a pop up exhibition early in 2014.
Adele Sliuzas | part funded $2755
Carclew’s Foyer Gallery Curator in 2012, Adele has been funded to undertake a 12 week curatorial internship at Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre, Sydney.
Sundari Carmody | Funded $3920
To produce new work for a solo exhibition at the Contemporary Art Centre of South Australia in December 2013.
Julia McInerney | part funded $2777
To present a solo exhibition of work developed during a two month residency in Reykjavik Iceland in 2012.
Successful Grant Recipients - Round 1, 2012
Malia Wearn | funded $425
To undertake a solo exhibition of sculptural textile art.
Jeany Winter | funded $3395
To undertake an 'inspirational' mural that celebrates art, environment and indigenous culture in Waikerie.
Adele Slivzas | funded $1104
To undertake an intense professional development training opportunity at the Nederland's Dans Theatre Company in Holland which is overseen by an international artistic team.
Margaret Lloyd | funded $815
To exhibit a series of embroidered works meditating on the themes of transition, the physical body and narrative.
Katia Carletti | funded $6000
To undertake a two-month visual arts SIM Residency, in Reykjavik, Iceland with the Association of Icelandic Visual Artists
Chole Langford | funded $1920
To undertake a solo exhibition of abstract, anthropomorphic sculptures at First Draft Gallery, Sydney.
Madeline Prowd | funded $4508
To undertake a residency at the Canberra Glassworks
Kristel Britcher | funded $5000
To undertake a residency at VRIJ Glas in Zaandam, Netherlands.
Jesse Scales | funded $4551
To participate in company classes, secondments and auditions with Nederland's Dans Theatre 2 and the Sydney Dance Company
Ausdance SA | funded $4475
To support Fresh Bred, the Ausdance SA Youth Dance Ensemble to travel, participate and perform at the Australian Youth Dance Festival - April 2012
Robert Macfarlane | funded $2500
To record a demonstration CD of contemporary classical works for tenor voice with guitar or piano accompaniment
Renee Pounsett | funded $1000
To record 5 original songs in a studio to create an EP to use for promotional purposes.
Eilis Frawley | funded $3388
To perform two recitals, in collaboration with some of Adelaide's finest Percussionists, of works that are unique to the Adelaide Music scene.
Adelaide Theatre Guild | funded $5500
To present GORGE'12, for the development of young artists and young audiences
Jascha Boyce | funded $4180
To undertake the final stages of creation and the presentation of ‘Specimens of Her’, as part of the 2012 Adelaide Fringe.
Successful Grant Recipients - Round 2, 2012
Ruby Chew | funded $1940
Also the 2013 Carclew Artist in Residence, Ruby will hold a solo exhibition at Hill Smith Gallery with a new collection of works.
Kara Growden | funded $3200
To undertake intensive professional development at a paperworking workshop at the Awagami Factory in Tokoshima, Japan.
Julia McInerney | funded $6000
To undertake a two month artist residency at Seljavegur, Reykjavik at the Icelandic Association of Visual Artists.
Alex Bishop-Thorpe | funded $2990
To establish of a darkroom and studio in the Fontanelle collective space and undertake a photographic collaboration with the Scott Theatre Group to document the production of The Magic Flute.
Format Festival | funded $5199
To offer a visual arts program consisting of multi-disciplinary events and exhibitions featuring artists ranging from student and emerging to more established artists. The program provides an opportunity for young and emerging artists to administer and exhibit within a complex visual arts program.
Jo Naumann | funded $3959
To participate in Aerial Dance Encounters 2012, which will include workshops, training sessions and viewing performances by leaders of aerial dance practice.
Quentin Angus | funded $5500
To support the Quentin Angus Quintet in recording the album ‘Pathways’ and the subsequent marketing and promotional campaign. Quentin will collaborate with leading jazz musicians to record and produce the album.
Taylor Pfeiffer | funded $2645
To attend the Australian Banjo Conference – the only intensive banjo workshop in Australia.
Kaurna Cronin | funded $5800
To engage a producer to studio record, release and promote a five song EP.
Adelaide Youth Orchestra | funded $5000
To engage the Zephyr Quartet to compose two new string orchestral works for Adelaide Youth Strings (AYS). The process will also include artistic input into the composition from the orchestra’s students.
Victoria Cocks | funded $7000
To produce three, five minute high quality short films in the Wastelander Panda series, to distribute online. The episodes will build upon the highly successful prologue created during 2011.
Emily Craven | funded $3655
To undertake professional development by establishing a network of industry connections within the fantasy genre of writing and promote a manuscript developed under the mentorship of renowned fantasy author, Isobelle Carmody.
Successful Grant Recipients - Round 1, 2011
Ausdance SA | funded $4930
To assist the Fresh Bred ensemble to attend the Australian Youth Dance Festival 2011.
Jo Naumann | funded $2181
To attend National Circus Festival in Launceston 2011.
Sam Wright | funded $4545
To assist with the development of the film project 6 on the street.
Kaurna Cronin | funded $3174
To assist with the promotion of the music band Jimmy and the Mirrors.
Ross McHenry | funded $3972
To assist with the costs to undertake a mentorship with Miguel Atwood-Ferguson in Los Angeles.
Danielle Rickaby | funded $829
To attend 15th biennial Ausglass Conference “Peripheral Vision” in Sydney.
Matt Burgess | funded $5764
Towards the creation of new work for a solo exhibition at Peter Walker Fine Art, SA.
Kara Growden | funded $5050
Towards the costs of the exhibition ORNATE: South Australian Emerging Textiles.
Kristel Britcher | funded $774
To attend 15th biennial Ausglass Conference “Peripheral Vision” in Sydney.
Graham Self | funded $1622
Towards the presentation of comedy show The Golden Phung: Phung Harder
Jascha Boyce | funded $7635
Towards the further development and presentation of circus show Freefall.
James Majur | funded $4000
Towards the presentation of theatre show The Broken Pot.
Kelly Cook | funded $5500
Towards the theatre workshop program in Yorke Peninsular Our Story.
Successful Grant Recipients - Round 2, 2011
Clancy Sullivan | funded $4035
To undertake a dance mentorship and rehersals with Australian Dance Theatre artistic director Garry Stewart for the new work Worldhood which will premier in Adelaide in August.
Ausdance SA | funded $5500
To assist in the creative development of ‘The First Time 1...’ a part of the Fresh Bred dance program for young dancers.
Jesse Scales | funded $3526
To undertake an intense professional development training opportunity at the Nederland’s Dans Theatre Company in Holland, overseen by an international artistic team.
Makoto Koji | funded $5984
To undertake a mentorship to assist with the pre-production of the short animated film ‘Rose Garden.’
Dylan Amor | funded $3190
To assist with the touring of this young original punk rock band Stomp the Dog to the eastern states of Australia for exposure and to expand their audience and fan base after the release of their debut EP launched at the Northern Sound System in 2010.
Thomas Phillips | funded $4912
To assist in the recording and production of a 4 song CD to assist with promotion.
Eilis Frawley | funded $4620
To undertake a percussion mentorship with Eugene Ughetti – one of Australia’s leading contemporary percussionists in Melbourne.
Recitals Australia Inc. | funded $3000
To assist with the hosting of a two day piano extravaganza of performances, interaction and vocational opportunities for 60+ young South Australian students as part of the Yamaha Recitals Australia Showcase in October 2011.
Ben Mylius | funded $3000
To undertake a mentorship with Steve Evans an international literary editor to assist in the development of the novel ‘The Momentary’ to a publishable standard.
Alysha Herrmann | funded $6000
To assist in the creative development of the PressureLands Project – Stage 3.
Josephine Were | funded $3146
To assist with a physical theatre professional development opportunity specialising in clowning at Ecole Phillippee Gaulier in France, the world famous international theatre school.
Alice Blanch | funded $700
Towards a professional development opportunity in tintype photography at Gold Street Studios in Victoria one of the only places offering alternative photography courses in Australia.
Ruby Chew | funded $1425
To develop a first body of work after graduating, leading to first solo visual arts exhibition at Magazine Gallery in Adelaide for the SALA Festival 2011.
Alex Bishop-Thorpe | funded $940
To undertake professional development in copper plate photogravure photography at Hill End Press in New South Wales, a printmaking studio specializing in photogravure and letterpress printmaking.
Successful Grant Recipient Profiles
Grant recipient profile | James Tylor, Photographer
Funded | $1,845 in round 1, 2013
Project | Applied for funding to support professional development in learning the rare 19th century photographic process Becquerel Daguerreotype.
Professional development outcome | The opportunity provided by a Project and Development Grant gave Tylor the ability to explore the Daguerreotype technique and learn one-on-one from renowned American Daguerreotype photographer Jerry Spagnoli. “The Carclew Project and Development Grant has given me the financial support I needed to undertake this unique photographic project,” said Tylor.
Funding outcome | Since working with Jerry Spagnoli, Tylor has improved his Daguerreotype technique and the quality of his work, exhibiting a new collection at The Mill, Adelaide. Tylor will also demonstrate the Becquerel Daguerreotype process at the 5015 Port Adelaide Festival during October, 2013. “The Carclew Project and Development Grant has given me...the opportunity to pass my knowledge on to other South Australians,” said Taylor.
Grant recipient profile | Alice Blanch, Photographer
Funded | $3,596 in round 1, 2013
Project | Applied for funding to assist in presenting her first professional solo exhibition at Perth Centre for Photography during April 2013.
Professional development outcome | The opportunity provided by a Project and Development Grant has been an invaluable experience for Alice who learned that she needed to take her art practice seriously for others to do the same. “I learned to stand up for myself and promote myself as an artist and not let people take advantage of me because I am an emerging artist. Overall this experience has made me feel a lot stronger within myself and as an artist.”
Funding outcome | Since her exhibition at Perth Centre for Photography Alice has been approached by galleries including Gaffa Gallery, Queensland Centre for Photography and Edmund Pearce Gallery to exhibit her photographic works. “These opportunities were triggered from my exhibition in April at Perth Centre for Photography that was supported by Carclew,” says Alice.
Grant recipient profile | Kaurna Cronin, Musician
Funded | $5,800 in round 2, 2012
Project | Sought funding to cover recording costs for Pistol Eyes EP in Australia’s most renowned studio Studios 301 in Byron Bay.
Professional development outcome | Carclew’s Project and Development Grant greatly assisted Kaurna to record his EP to such high quality with Australia’s leading industry professionals. “Without Carclew’s Project and Development Grant the opportunity for me to produce the EP and single release to such high quality would not have been possible,” said Kaurna.
“Carclew’s funding allowed for the development of me as an artist... and to forge strong partnerships with Australia’s leading industry professionals, aiding the success of my career as a professional artist now and into the future.”
Funding outcome | Since recording the Pistol Eyes EP Kaurna has released the first single to a sold out venue in Adelaide and toured Melbourne and internationally through Berlin, Scandinavia, Holland and Ireland.
Bethany Ashley-Ward - Funding Officer
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08 8267 5111