Fly and Flea Market, 2014, by Abbey Rawson. Photography by Sandra Paterson.

IAF Franz Kempf Printmaker Award

The Independent Arts Foundation Franz Kempf Printmaker Award supports the professional development of a South Australian printmaker (aged 26 and under).

The award is offered biennially for professional development, with the latest activity period taking place from 1 January - 31 December 2019, valued at $4,000.

The award has been made possible due to a generous gift made by long-time Independent Arts Foundation member and internationally recognised, Adelaide-based artist Franz Kempf AM.

With a celebrated career spanning over half a century, Franz realises the value of providing development opportunities for emerging printmakers. The biennial award of $4,000 is to pursue professional development opportunities in the artistic practice of printmaking.

Carclew's Funding Program Coordinator is available to provide information and support for those applying for the Independent Arts Foundation Franz Kempf Printmaker Award to further develop their practice.

Applicants are to be aged 26 years or under at the closing date.

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Key Dates

The award is offered biennially. Applications for professional development opportunities to be pursued in 2019 are now closed. The recipient will be announced in November 2019.


All applicants are encouraged to discuss their project proposal prior to submitting an application. No consults are available in the final week before the application deadline.

Information Sessions

Free, public information sessions are held for  the Franz Kempf Printmakers Award as the round is open. The sessions provide key information about the Award, other Carclew funding supports and discuss application processes. Bookings are essential.

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Image: Fly and Flea Market (2014), by 2017 IAF Franz Kempf Printmaker Award recipient, Abbey Rawson. Photo by Sandra Paterson.