Smart at School, from Unravelled by Sally Hardy 2017

Capacity Building Grants

Capacity Building Grants for Youth Arts Organisations

Capacity Building Grants for Youth Arts Organisations support organisations to grow their business or change their business model to encourage organisational sustainability. It is expected the grant will assist in increasing the capacity of organisational staff by skills development, acquiring new information through expert advice, changed operations, or revised organisational purpose or models, for example.

Capacity Building Grants for Youth Arts Organisations will support organisations working in any art form developed and presented for, by and with children and young people aged 26 years and under.

Offered once per year, Capacity Building Grants for Youth Arts Organisations will provide grants of up to $10,000 for activity in the following calendar year from an annual pool of up to $50,000.


This program is open to organisations that:

  • are not for profit incorporated bodies or emerging organisations establishing their governance and organisational structures;
  • are based in South Australia;
  • have acquitted any previous grants from Carclew and/or Arts South Australia;
  • can demonstrate a strong track record of delivering high quality arts programs for children and/or young people;
  • demonstrate that appropriate child safe policies and procedures are in place;
  • have met with a Carclew representative prior to submitting their application.

Applications from local councils, schools/educational institutions, commercial entities, organisations without youth arts in their purpose or mission and companies with an annual turnover greater than $1.5 million are not eligible for this program.

Key Dates

Capacity Building Grants are offered once annually. Applications open in July for activity in the following calendar year.
For 2019 activities, applications will close at 11:59pm ACST on 1 Sep 2018.


Download and read through the Guidelines for Applicants to determine your eligibility. All applications for Capacity Building Grants must be submitted via our online application system.

Valuable assistance in developing your application is available by:

  • Attending a scheduled grant information session (details below)
  • Arranging a one-on-one consult to discuss your project proposal with Carclew's CEO (details below)


All applicants are encouraged to discuss their proposal prior to submitting a grant application. Please phone on 8230 1102 or email to arrange a time.
No consults will be available in the final week before an application deadline.

Information Session

A free Information Session for Capacity Building Grants was held at Carclew on Monday 7 August. To register your interest for future sessions, contact Hana Fittes via

Banner image: Ink Pot Arts' Smart at School from Unravelled by Sally Hardy (2017). Photo by Kirstie Aylett.

Contact Details

Tricia Walton
Chief Executive
8230 1102