Carclew's career development Fellowship Program allows for an artist or arts worker aged 26 years or under, of any background and experience, to pitch a professional development proposal. Applicants can propose a program of study or professional development and request financial support ranging from $3,000 - $12,000.
Fellowships can be to study at an international summer school, to participate in masterclasses, residencies, internships or mentorships, or to immerse oneself in a different and challenging environment to be exposed to innovation and cutting edge ideas.
Fellowships recognise the breadth of skills in the arts and creative industries. They are open to applicants practicing in all creative mediums, as well as technical, administration and production areas of the arts, all of which make a vital contribution to a complex industry.
Fellowship applications for professional development opportunities to be pursued in 2018 are now open and close at 11:59pm (ACST) 15 July 2017.
A public information session was held on Tuesday 9 May. To register interest for future sessions, contact Beth Ashley-Ward | firstname.lastname@example.org.
All applicants are encouraged to book a one-on-one consultation with Carclew's Funding Program Coordinator to discuss their application prior to submission.
Consults run through to 7 July. Limited consult times are available and bookings are essential.
Please note: only one consult per person. No consults will be held in the last week before the application deadline.
Carclew’s inaugural 2017 Fellowship recipients were announced at Carclew’s Dusk Arts Market on 6 December 2016.
> Click here for information on our 2017 Fellowship recipients
> Click here for the media release announcing our 2017 Fellowship recipients
Below you can watch clips of Carclew Alumni Madeleine Parry, Nelson Hedditch and Dan Daw talk about how Carclew funding helped kickstart their careers.
Banner image: Carclew 2017 Fellowship recipients (L-R) Jesse Budel, Imogen Waters mum, Marjorie Fitz-Gerald (Carclew patron), Sanja Grozdanic, Angus Mason mum, Chris DykePhoto by Orana Studios
Carclew Fellowship (Performing Arts, Music) – Angus Mason
Funded $10,400 to travel to New York City to undertake 18 workshops and master classes with three different master jazz drummers. Angus will also travel to Montreal in Canada to perform with jazz trumpeter Lex French.
Carclew Fellowship (Performing Arts, Dance) – Imogen Walters
Funded $12,000 to participate in the Bolshoi Academy Traineeship Educational Program in Moscow, with a speciality in Choreographic Arts.
Carclew Fellowship (Written Word) – Sanja Grozdanic
Funded $11,402 to undertake a course in Creative Writing at Central Saint-Martins School and travel to Bosnia to research and produce a body of work relating to the experience of the Yugoslavian diaspora.
Carclew Fellowship (Performing Arts, Music) – Jesse Budel
Funded $12,000 to undertake a two month tour of the US-Canadian West Coast, cultivating skills in environmental music practices with experts in the field. Jesse will also undertake a two week ‘Composing In The Wilderness’ program in Alaska and spend time at ASU's Acoustic Ecology Lab in Phoenix.
Carclew Fellowship (Performing Arts, Dance) – Christopher Dyke
Funded $12,000 to undertake a residency program in 2017 with mentor Kyle Page and the company dancers at Dancenorth.
Read Arts Minister Jack Snelling's Media Release about the inaugural Fellowship recipients here
Read about previous Scholarship recipients here
How much can I apply for?
You can apply for between $3000 and $12000 depending on the scope of your proposal.
What if I need less than $3000 for my professional development proposal?
Professional development proposals for amounts less than $3000 can be applied for through Carclew’s Project and Development Grant program or QuickstART Microloan program.
When will I know if I’ve been successful in receiving a Carclew Fellowship?
It is expected that applicants will receive notification of outcomes by email in mid-October of the year that they applied.
Can I apply for a Carclew Fellowship if I haven’t undertaken formal arts training?
Yes. There are many examples of successful artists who have never received formal training. It is, however, important that you articulate an established commitment to development as an artist in your application.
Who assesses my application?
Applications are assessed by a panel of experienced, independent arts practitioners and the panel is chaired by a member of the Carclew Board.
What is a support letter?
Support letters are sought by applicants from individuals and/or organisations to endorse their application. Support letters should do one or more of the following:
Please note: Support letters which do not specifically reference the proposal are of limited value to the committee.
The online application refers to general and artistic support material. What is the difference?
General support material refers to any document or attachment in your application that is not specifically artistic in content. General support material may include a CV or professional bio, proof of invitation/participation, links to information about the proposed activity, quotes to support your budget, mentor statements and letters of support.
Artistic support material is, in essence, the artistic evidence that supports your proposal. It should be good quality and clearly demonstrate your artistic practice. Artistic support material may include file links, images, video footage, show-reels, manuscripts etc.
What does good quality support material mean?
Good quality support material means submitting clear audio and/or visuals which support your proposal. It is advisable to invest in professionally produced photography and show reels as these can strengthen your application.
Are there any specific artistic support material requirements?
Artistic support material could contain one or more of the following, depending on your proposal:
I have selected the option to include a video pitch instead of a written proposal. What information should I include in my video pitch?
If you choose to submit a video pitch instead of a written proposal, it must contain the detail of your professional development proposal and benefits. Video pitches must be no more than three minutes in length and clearly articulate what you want to do, how you will do it and why it should happen.
Why should I consult with Carclew before submitting my application?
Consults give applicants the opportunity to discuss and receive feedback on their proposal. Discussing your proposal can highlight any areas that might need additional clarification or information.
Can my referee also write me a letter of support?
It is beneficial to provide a range of endorsements in your application however you can provide a letter of support from a referee. References and letters of support should come from specialist practitioners in the relevant field.
Why is it important to address the assessment criteria?
The assessment panel considers all applications against the assessment criteria. It is essential that your application addresses the assessment criteria in order to be competitive.
What is ‘in-kind’ support?
In-kind support is a contribution in the form of goods or services (not money) eg. a professional photographer who documents your work for an exhibition catalogue without charging you. In-kind contributions are listed in the income and expenditure columns of your budget at the purchase value of the good or service. In-kind contributions are a great way to show other sources of income in your application budget.
Do I need to provide quotes for expenditure lines in the budget?
Provide quotes for any substantial elements to be funded by Carclew in your proposal eg. flight/travel costs, course costs etc.
For smaller items you can reference the source of information in your notes to budget eg. meal allowance based on MEAA awards.
If my Fellowship application is successful, am I able to apply for other Carclew funds?
Fellowship recipients are not eligible to apply for other Carclew grants or loans in the twelve month period that they are utilising the Fellowship funds.
Bethany Ashley-Ward, Funding Program Coordinator
Mon-Fri (Except Tuesdays)
08 8267 5111