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 2019 will open in April and close at 11:59pm (ACST) 1 July 2018.
A free, public information session for both the 2019 Carclew Fellowships and the IAF Franz Kempf Printmakers Award will be held at Carclew on Monday 7 May, from 5:30-6:30pm. The session will provide key information about the Fellowships, the Award and both application processes.
Bookings are essential. To register your interest and secure a place at this session please click here or on the 'make a booking' tab at the top of this page.
Applicants are to be aged 26 years or under at the closing date.
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 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 2017 Fellowship recipients, L-R: Daniel Thorpe, Phoebe Paterson de Heer, Mia van den Bos, Velma Beaglehole (parent of Peter Beaglehole), Amina Hussaini (parent of Murtaza Hussaini), Nelson Hedditch, Chloe Higgins. Photo by Ryan Cantwell
Nelson Hedditch | funded $12,000
To undertake a six-month intensive residency and internship with record label Red Apples 45 in New York City, as well as a mentorship with Adam Bradley (New York Times bestselling author)
Daniel Thorpe | funded $11,750
For the development of a new staged work, XXX Neon Sign, and mentorship with Amy Beth Kirsten, Composer, Mary Prescott, Performer and the new festival Seed.
Chloe Higgins | funded $10,928
To undertake the first year of a Master of Arts in Classical Music Performance at the Zurich Hochshule der Kunste in Switzerland.
Murtaza Hussaini | funded $11,850
To undertake a mentorship in traditional miniature painting with artist Shah Abdullah Alamee in Pakistan.
Peter Beaglehole | funded $11,991
To write three monologues for the first draft of a new full-length play and mentorship with Mary Anne Butler.
Phoebe Paterson de Heer | funded $11,985
To undertake a mentorship in nonfiction writing and editing with Amy Middleton of Archer magazine, a ten-week online writing course with US-based Creative Nonfiction, attendance at the Emerging Writers’ Festival in Melbourne and a living allowance to enable dedicated time for writing and editing.
Mia van den Bos | funded $10,936
To attend the Goldsmiths ‘Curating the Contemporary’ 2018 Summer School in Rome, a 10-day Curatorial Internship at Frutta Gallery and development of a new curatorial project.
Read the Media Release about the 2018 Fellowship recipients here
Image: 2018 Carclew Fellowship recipients, L-R: Daniel Thorpe, Phoebe Paterson de Heer, Mia van den Bos, Velma Beaglehole (parent of Peter Beaglehole), Amina Hussaini (parent of Murtaza Hussaini), Nelson Hedditch, Chloe Higgins
Carclew Fellowships are supported by our Giving Circle. Carclew would like to thank the following current Giving Circle donors:
Leslie, Maddie & Fraser Thompson
Marco & Rosina Di Maria
Perchalla Turner & Associates
John & Kate Irving
Chris & David Cann
Geoff & Anne Day
Rick & Barb Allert
Craig Yeung & Patricia Ma
With the support of Creative Partnerships Australia’s Plus1 initiative, Giving Circle donations received before 18 May 2018 will be matched dollar for dollar. In addition, Carclew is a not-for-profit organisation with Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) status. 100% of Giving Circle donations are tax deductible.
You can learn more about Carclew’s Giving Circle here and if you have any queries at all, or would like further information, please contact Lucy Markey, Senior Manager, Marketing & Development at email@example.com or phone 08 8230 1118.
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.
Rebecca Meston, Funding Program Coordinator
Mon, Tues & Fri
08 8230 1103