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:
Check out the 2016 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 July - Dec 2016 are now closed.
There are two funding rounds offered every year:
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.
A P&D Grant Information Session was held at Carclew on Monday 8 February 2016 for the March round.
An information session for the September round will be held at Carclew on Monday 1 August, from 5:30-6:30pm. Bookings will open soon and are essential to secure your place to discuss the application process.
For early career artists aged 26 and under
Ruby Dolman | funded $3,300
Intensive summer course with Batsheva Dance Company (Israel) and a residency with ilDance (Sweden).
Dylan Coleman | funded $3,150
Writing mentorship for an emerging Aboriginal speculative fiction writer to develop his first draft novel ‘Lysis’ to final draft stage.
Taylor Pfeiffer | funded $6,390
Recording of a five track EP of original songs with ARIA award-winning producer Simon Johnson.
Kelsey Robinson | funded $3,500
To participate in the 2016 International Flute Summer School and attendance at the 2016 British Flute Festival.
Andrew Baird | funded $3,435
Classical flute mentorships and summer courses as part of the British Isles Music Festival (UK) and the Summer Music Academy Sinaia (Romania).
Georgia Simmons | funded $5,000
Attendance at the Choral Institute at Oxford (UK) to further develop conducting technique and musicianship.
Company AT | funded $6,607
Workshop program to build performance and theatre skills for 8-12 year olds on the Autism Spectrum.
Back Porch Theatre| funded $10,000
Debut stage production of new South Australian work Schmidt by Lochy Maybury.
Zoe Woods | funded $3,743
Development of new glass works to show at the Sculptural Objects Functional Art Fair in Chicago in November 2016
Lauren Mustillo | funded $4,824
To participate in the Open Palace Programme, a curatorial course in the UK.
Kate Power | funded $3,496
Participation in a visual arts residency program at the NARS Foundation and video workshops with Mono No Aware (New York).
Callan Fleming | funded $3,300
Second phase development of Cleanse, a dance based performance experience.
Liana Skrzypczak | funded $3,150
Professional mentorship with award-winning fantasy writer Sean Williams.
RAYGUN | funded $6,390
Professionally recorded five-track promotional EP.
Abbey Howlett | funded $3,500
Professional mentorship with Melbourne musician Mojo Juju and a short technical course at The Australian Institute of Music.
Alex De Porteous | funded $3,435
Mentored development of a cabaret show about body image and the pop music industry.
Alexander Ioakim | funded $5,000
Jazz saxophone mentorship with Ben Wendel in New York.
Taiaha Newnham | funded $6,607
To complete the recording of a debut solo EP and produce promotional video clips.
Josh Belperio & Samuel Williams | funded $10,000
Mentored development of material for a musical theatre adaptation of Colin Thiele's Storm Boy.
Marina Gellmann | funded $3,743
To devise and perform a debut solo circus show for the 2016 Adelaide Fringe.
Kate Power | funded $3,496
Professional mentorship with Melbourne-based visual artist, Sarah CrowEST.
Jenna Pippett | funded $1,568
Solo installation at Seventh Gallery (Melbourne).
Alex Bishop-Thorpe | funded $1,611
Photographic projection exhibition at CACSA.
Aida Azin | funded $3,945
International mentorship with Manila based visual artist Jeona Zoleta with a group exhibition outcome.
Image: 'Connections' by Aida Azin.
Lewis Major | funded $6,328
Professional skills development and mentorship with choreographer Shaun Parker.
Nelson Hedditch (aka Dialect) | funded $5,900
Hip Hop mentorship program and development residency in the Bronx, New York.
War On Convention Films | funded $7,763
To create a split screen, point-of-view short film entitled Them.
Kiah Gossner | funded $5,302
Double album recording of the Vane of Barbs score, a song cycle based on Ghandi's ‘Seven Deadly Sins’.
Nathan May | funded $4,921
To create a quality five track promotional recording.
Gener8 Theatre | funded $10,000
Stage one research/development and workshop phase of multi-arts theatre project Selfie # Me.
Back Porch Theatre | funded $8,334
A script development of a new Australian drama Milk-teeth written by emerging playwright Peter Beaglehole.
Anna Dowling | funded $2,965
Development of new work and first solo exhibition exploring the theme of imprisonment through an Aboriginal lens.
Zoe Woods | funded $4,465
Development of new glass works for a major exhibition at BMG gallery in October 2015.
Raelke Grimmer | funded $6,415
To create the inaugural print edition of online multilingual magazine Tongues.
Dirty Boulevard | funded $2,350
To record a high quality five track EP.
Junction Australia | funded $7,330
Hip hop skills and career development initiative led by the Art of Rhyme Steering Committee.
Blake Parham | funded $3,500
Mentorship with acclaimed classical baritone Peter Coleman Wright in Sydney.
Jack Hodges | funded $4,810
Mentorship in video installation with US interdisciplinary artist Bill Shannon.
Jack Ladd | funded $9,850
To create ‘Legs Express’ portable power sculpture bikes as an off-grid power source for arts events.
Kym Begg and artists | funded $3,800
To present contemporary play Venezuela at the Bakehouse in April 2015.
Katie-Ann Houghton | funded $5,000
Mentorship with glass blower Joe Cariati at 141 Penn Studio in Los Angeles.
The Analogue Lab | funded $2,372
To support creation of experimental photography pieces for exhibition at Hobart's Constance ARI gallery space in January 2015.
Courtney Rogers | funded $5,061
Two month residency at Takt gallery and project space, Berlin.
Image: 'Passionfruit' by Anna Dowling.
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.
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.
Image: 'Microcosm Blue Series' by Zoe Woods. Photo by Rebecca Kammer.
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.
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.
Image: Jo Naumann. Photo courtesy of SA Life.
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.
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.
Image: Jude (Detail, Oil and Acrylic on Canvas) by Ruby Chew
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.
Beth Ashley-Ward, Funding Program Coordinator
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