Project and Development Grants

Each year Carclew provides project and development funding through two rounds of grants 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 2014 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 July - December 2015 are now closed.

Click here to register for the Carclew online application system.

All applications are to be submitted via this system. Please contact Carclew Funding Officer if you require assistance.

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 January - June 2015 are now closed. Applications for grants for activity occurring July - December 2015 will open in late January or early February/


All applicants are encouraged to discuss their project proposal prior to submitting a grant application.

No consults will be available after 6 March. ALL CONSULTS ARE NOW BOOKED OUT.

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For early career artists aged 26 and under