2019 Carclew fellowship recipients


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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.

Carclew is pleased to announce the 2019 Fellowships recipients are

Priya Pavri | funded $11,828

To undertake a Social Justice and the Arts mentorship with filmmaker, producer and advocate (and previous Carclew alumni) Maddie Parry.

Rachel Bruerville | funded $12,000

For a Composer in Residence role with Young Adelaide Voices: exploring the collaborative compositional process and mentored by Paul Rissmann, Scottish composer, Annie Kwok, Australian composer and educator, and Callie Wood, Australian composer and poet. Listen to her new track, Dancing on Tiptoes for the Hush Collection Vol. 18 below.

Karina Bligh | funded $12,000

To undertake the first year of a Masters of Music (Opera) at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (Glasgow, UK).

Georgia Simmons | funded $9,143

To undertake a Masters of Music in choral conducting at McGill University in Montreal (Canada).

Alexander Hatchard | funded $9,143

To undertake a technical production internship with Patch Theatre Company investigating the process of bringing a development into touring status

Chelsea Farquhar | $7,610

For a professional development program including a mentorship with New York artist Gordon Hall; a 5-week residency at Arts Letters & Numbers Albany, NY; and to undertake research in galleries and LGBT archives.

Lilly Buttrose | funded $10,444

To undertake a mentorship with South Australian based jeweller Claire Brooks and attend the Kawashima Textile School in Kyoto, Japan investigating the link between textiles and metal work.



Key Dates

Fellowship applications for professional development opportunities to be pursued in 2020 will open in April and close 1 July 2019 at 11:59pm (ACST)

Carclew has launched an annual Giving Circle that invites donations in support of our career-defining Fellowships program. Joining the Carclew Giving Circle is simple via our GiveNow profile here. Alternatively, you can download this form, complete and email/post (or print, complete, scan and email) the form to Lucy Markey, Senior Manager, Marketing & Development at lmarkey@carclew.org.au.


All applicants are encouraged to book a one-on-one consultation with Carclew's Funding Program Coordinator to discuss their application prior to submission. 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 2019 Fellowship recipients were announced at Carclew’s Dusk Arts Market on 27 November 2018. 
> Click here for the media release announcing our latest funding round

Carclew’s 2018 Fellowship recipients were announced at Carclew’s Dusk Arts Market on 7 December 2017.
> Click here for the media release announcing our 2018 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 2019 Fellowship recipients, L-R: Lilly Buttrose, Priya Pavri, Rachel Bruerville. Photo by Morgan Sette