Project & Development Grants for Individuals
Carclew offers grants to early career artists for arts projects with a tangible outcome and/or skills and career development. Project & Development Grants for Individuals are offered twice per year for activity occurring in the following six months.
PROJECTS: Applicants seeking support for projects may apply for up to $10 000. Projects may incorporate both professional development and career building activity.
DEVELOPMENT: Applicants may seek support for professional development (e.g. skills development and career building) and apply for up to $3000 from this program (See Carclew Fellowships for professional development proposals ranging from $3000 to $12 000).
There are two rounds of Project & Development Grants for Individuals offered annually:
Applications for activity occurring between July - December 2018 will open in January and close at 11:59pm ACST on 1 March 2018.
Applications for activity occurring between Jan - June 2019 will open in July and close at 11:59pm ACST on 1 September 2018.
Project & Development Grants for Organisations
Carclew offers grants to organisations that are not for profit, incorporated bodies based in South Australia. Organisations eligible to apply to this program are not currently in receipt of annual program funding from Carclew or operational funding from Arts South Australia.
Project & Development Grants for Organisations are offered once annually for activity occurring in the following calendar year. Organisations seeking support for projects may apply for up to $20 000.
There is one round of Project & Development Grant for Organisations offered annually:
Applications for activity occuring in 2019 will open in July and close at 11:59pm ACST on 1 September 2018.
Download and read through the Guidelines for Individuals or Organisations to determine your eligibility. All applications for Project & Development Grants must be submitted via our online application system.
Valuable assistance in developing your application is available by:
All applicants are encouraged to discuss their proposal prior to submitting a grant application. Please contact Carclew's Funding Program Coordinator Beth Ashley-Ward by phone on 8230 1104 or firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a time to meet.
No consults will be available in the final week before an application deadline.
A free, public information session will be held on Monday 29 January 2018, from 5:30-6:30pm offsite at THE MILL's BreakOut Space (154 Angas Street, Adelaide 5000). To register your interest and secure your place at this information session please click here or on the 'make a booking' tab at the top of this page.
Project and Development Grants support opportunities for:
Watch below how in 2009 our Project and Development grant helped the then CEO of Format Collective Ianto Ware in our “Carclew Calling” video series.
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Web banner image: Still from THE WAVERING, 2016. Directed by Rita Bush, image by Tori Ferguson.
How much can I apply for?
You can apply for up to $10,000 for project activity and up to $3000 for professional development.
What if my application contains elements of both professional development and project activity?
Your proposal can include elements of project activity and professional development, in which case you can apply for up to $10,000. If your application is purely for professional development, you can apply for up to $3000.
If you wish to apply for a more substantial professional development proposal, we recommend that you consider applying for a Carclew Fellowship ($3000 to $12000). Click here for more information.
Professional development proposals for amounts less than $3000 can also be applied for through Carclew’s QuickstART Microloan program. Click here for more information.
Do I have to be under 26yrs of age to apply for funding?
Individuals applying for funding need to be 26yrs or under at the time of application.
If your project involves a group of young artists, at least 60% need to be aged 26 or under.
The age limit does not apply to organisation applicants, however children and/or young people do need to be the prime beneficiaries of the project proposal and genuinely involved in concept development, planning and delivery.
When will I know if I’ve been successful in receiving a Project and Development Grant?
It is expected that applicants will receive notification of outcomes within 12 weeks of the application deadline (early June for the March round and early December for the September round each year).
Can I apply for a Project and Development Grant 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 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:
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.
Why can’t I make a profit?
Project and Development funding is not designed to support projects that are, or could be seen as, commercial ventures.
The grant is to ensure that the project can go ahead. If you expect to make money from the project (like fundraising, ticket sales etc.) then you must show in your budget that all money you plan to collect/earn/receive will be spent entirely on the project. If you expect to have a significant amount of money left over, then your argument for financial assistance will be substantially weakened.
Please note: Being paid for your work (receiving a fee or wage) is different to making a profit.
Can I submit more than one application?
Yes. Every application will be considered equally against the assessment criteria. Please note that submitting more than one application does not improve your chances of success.
If you are planning to submit more than one application in the same round, it would be a good idea to explain the need/want for both projects to occur simultaneously and how you can achieve both projects within the six-month period for which the funding is allocated.
If I do get the grant can I apply again in the next round?
As long as you meet the criteria and eligibility of the given round you can apply as many times as you want – whether you have or have not been successful on previous occasions.
Can I apply to Arts South Australia for funding assistance for the same project?
Generally, no but in some instances it is possible. You must first discuss your project with Carclew’s Funding Program Coordinator and staff at Arts South Australia to check
if your project is eligible to do this. Staff at both agencies are there to assist you to interpret the eligibility criteria and it is important to seek their advice. Be sure to not waste your time writing an application only to find out that it is not eligible later.
Can I apply for a grant for a project which I have been previously unsuccessful?
Yes. The assessment committee considers each application comprehensively and provides detailed feedback. It is important to seek this feedback from Carclew’s Funding Program Coordinator as it will assist you to improve your application for submission in following rounds.
If my application is successful, am I able to apply for other Carclew funds?
Project and Development Grant recipients are eligible to apply for other funding and loan opportunities through Carclew.
Web banner image: Still from THE WAVERING, 2016. Directed by Rita Bush, image by Tori Ferguson.
Thomas Pearson | funded $10,000
To create new glass works for exhibition at the Orange Regional Gallery (NSW) and attendance at the 2018 Glass Art Society’s Conference in Murano, Italy.
Georgina Chadderton | funded $3,000
To undertake a six-week artist residency at 100 Story Building (Melbourne).
AC5 (Africa Connection) | funded $7,260
To record and promote an eight-track EP, On the rise, with Northern Sound System and Producer Nathan Orlick.
Alexander Salkicevic | funded $6,955
To develop the pilot episode of a horror anthology web series, MAD City, supported through a mentorship with David Ashby.
Nicole Miller | funded $10,000
To develop Get a Life, a black rom-com short film serving as a ‘proof of concept’ and a calling card for future opportunities.
Mitre Khammash | funded $6,630
To support the creative development and rework of Counting Bars.
Rhys Cooper | funded $9,000
To showcase a body of work at Denfair – a curated design fair in Melbourne in June 2018.
Rita Bush | funded $9,064
To support the second stage development of dance work, Hardened Development, supported by a mentorship with Tobiah Booth-Remmers.
SAYarts | funded $10,000
To support the On The Fringe Youth Ensemble’s youth led work I Still Have No Friends for performance at the Adelaide Fringe Festival in 2018.
Web banner image: Still from THE WAVERING, 2016. Directed by Rita Bush, image by Tori Ferguson.
Anna Dowling | funded $9,000
For the development and exhibition of a body of artwork that explores stroke experiences for Aboriginal people in Australia.
Sam Hall | funded $3,000
To undertake a ten-month International Dance Apprenticeship with Swedish dance company Norrdans.
Georgina Chadderton | funded $2,961
To undertake a mentorship and skills development to learn about running workshops, teaching comics and operating a project space from Campbell Whyte, co-proprietor of Milktooth Project Space.
Alana Jagt | funded $5,710
To record, mix, manufacture and launch a full-length album with award winning engineer Tom Barnes at acclaimed Hawthornedene studio facility Mixmasters.
Gabrielle Ballard on behalf of Abraska | funded $5,277
To compose, record, produce and replicate a 5 track EP of 'global-indie-pop' tunes.
Jamie Harding | funded $7,300
This support the first stage development of Armistice – a production telling the many untold stories of youth soldiers and The Great War told through the eyes of children.
Ladylike Theatre Collective | funded $9,797
To develop and produce a new explorative play Misfits, with Flinders University Drama Centre 2018 second year students and director Sarah Dunn.
Karlien van Rooyen | funded $9,442
To undertake a residency at the Pottery Workshop in Jingdezhen, China, and to develop a modular ceramic installation around themes of appropriate technology for sustainable living.
Kurt Bosecke | funded $2,000 | To facilitate his second solo exhibition Beastie Boy at Prospect Gallery in September 2017, supported by Tutti Arts.
Stephanie Norman | funded $9,860
Short film project, The Final Chapter. Funds to assist career development of local cast and crew and submission of the final work into various national and international film festivals.
Anthony Frith | funded $6,723
Development of a pitch package for new web-series development, to pitch to production companies, funding bodies and broadcasters.
Kiara Milera | funded $10,000
Film Attachment on the Aboriginal Diggers Project, offering on the job training, professional development and mentoring.
Katerina Bryant | funded $2,418
Research and development for creative nonfiction manuscript, A Pig in Mud.
Kiah Lanagan | funded $6,455
Recording, mixing and mastering of a five track EP of original songs and accompanying collateral art work for local group Dean Forever.
Daniel Thorpe | funded $10,000
Travel to New York to workshop new works with Conrad Tao for presentation on the east and west coasts of the US and in Adelaide, along with a mentorship with American composer Amy Beth Kirsten on the set of her new musical theatre work Quixote.
Kaspar Schmidt Mumm | funded $5,000
Eat Me, an art installation of visual arts, theatre and live musical performance, designed to interrogate trends of consumption within contemporary culture.
Andrew Purvis | funded $2,300
A curated group exhibition, drawing together talented video and performance artists from South and Western Australia. The collaboration brings emerging and experienced, intergenerational artists together, developing interstate networking opportunities and outcomes.
Gener8 Theatre | funded $20,000
Stage 2 development of Selfie # Me, a multi arts/theatre experience devised via cultural exchange. Jamie Harding, Gener8 and award winning mentors will work with young people from both Mount Gambier and Marion to theatrically dissect cyberbullying. A new work will emerge resonating with young people throughout Australia whilst empowering future makers.
Yewth Magazine | funded $20,000
Yewth Magazine’s 2017 printed issues for Summer, Winter and the Adelaide Fringe. Funding supports monthly featured videos of projects and artists, facilitation of workshops and seminars with industry professionals for young people and two rounds of interns mentored by members of the Yewth team.
Web banner image: High Tea, Karlien van Rooyen, 2017, Helpmann Academy Graduate ExhibiMon, Stoneware, volcanic glazes, iron; Sizes variable – tallest vessel 120 cm.
Ruby Dolman | funded $5,336
Intensive summer course with Batsheva Dance Company (Israel) and a residency with ilDance (Sweden).
Dylan Coleman | funded $4,250
Writing mentorship for an emerging Aboriginal speculative fiction writer to develop his first draft novel ‘Lysis’ to final draft stage.
Taylor Pfeiffer | funded $3,900
Recording of a five track EP of original songs with ARIA award-winning producer Simon Johnson.
Kelsey Robinson | funded $5,307
To participate in the 2016 International Flute Summer School and attendance at the 2016 British Flute Festival.
Andrew Baird | funded $3,768
Classical flute mentorships and summer courses as part of the British Isles Music Festival (UK) and the Summer Music Academy Sinaia (Romania).
Georgia Simmons | funded $4,366
Attendance at the Choral Institute at Oxford (UK) to further develop conducting technique and musicianship.
Company AT | funded $9,274
Workshop program to build performance and theatre skills for 8-12 year olds on the Autism Spectrum.
Back Porch Theatre| funded $6,250
Debut stage production of new South Australian work Schmidt by Lochy Maybury.
Zoe Woods | funded $3,481
Development of new glass works to show at the Sculptural Objects Functional Art Fair in Chicago in November 2016
Lauren Mustillo | funded $4,824
To participate in the Open Palace Programme, a curatorial course in the UK.
Kate Power | funded $6,500
Participation in a visual arts residency program at the NARS Foundation and video workshops with Mono No Aware (New York).
Callan Fleming | funded $3,300
Second phase development of Cleanse, a dance based performance experience.
Liana Skrzypczak | funded $3,150
Professional mentorship with award-winning fantasy writer Sean Williams.
RAYGUN | funded $6,390
Professionally recorded five-track promotional EP.
Abbey Howlett | funded $3,500
Professional mentorship with Melbourne musician Mojo Juju and a short technical course at The Australian Institute of Music.
Alex De Porteous | funded $3,435
Mentored development of a cabaret show about body image and the pop music industry.
Alexander Ioakim | funded $5,000
Jazz saxophone mentorship with Ben Wendel in New York.
Taiaha Newnham | funded $6,607
To complete the recording of a debut solo EP and produce promotional video clips.
Josh Belperio & Samuel Williams | funded $10,000
Mentored development of material for a musical theatre adaptation.
Marina Gellmann | funded $3,743
To devise and perform a debut solo circus show for the 2016 Adelaide Fringe.
Kate Power | funded $3,496
Professional mentorship with Melbourne-based visual artist, Sarah CrowEST.
Jenna Pippett | funded $1,568
Solo installation at Seventh Gallery (Melbourne).
Alex Bishop-Thorpe | funded $1,611
Photographic projection exhibition at CACSA.
Aida Azin | funded $3,945
International mentorship with Manila based visual artist Jeona Zoleta with a group exhibition outcome.
Image: 'Connections' by Aida Azin.
Lewis Major | funded $6,328
Professional skills development and mentorship with choreographer Shaun Parker.
Nelson Hedditch (aka Dialect) | funded $5,900
Hip Hop mentorship program and development residency in the Bronx, New York.
War On Convention Films | funded $7,763
To create a split screen, point-of-view short film entitled Them.
Kiah Gossner | funded $5,302
Double album recording of the Vane of Barbs score, a song cycle based on Ghandi's ‘Seven Deadly Sins’.
Nathan May | funded $4,921
To create a quality five track promotional recording.
Gener8 Theatre | funded $10,000
Stage one research/development and workshop phase of multi-arts theatre project Selfie # Me.
Back Porch Theatre | funded $8,334
A script development of a new Australian drama Milk-teeth written by emerging playwright Peter Beaglehole.
Anna Dowling | funded $2,965
Development of new work and first solo exhibition exploring the theme of imprisonment through an Aboriginal lens.
Zoe Woods | funded $4,465
Development of new glass works for a major exhibition at BMG gallery in October 2015.
Raelke Grimmer | funded $6,415
To create the inaugural print edition of online multilingual magazine Tongues.
Dirty Boulevard | funded $2,350
To record a high quality five track EP.
Junction Australia | funded $7,330
Hip hop skills and career development initiative led by the Art of Rhyme Steering Committee.
Blake Parham | funded $3,500
Mentorship with acclaimed classical baritone Peter Coleman Wright in Sydney.
Jack Hodges | funded $4,810
Mentorship in video installation with US interdisciplinary artist Bill Shannon.
Jack Ladd | funded $9,850
To create ‘Legs Express’ portable power sculpture bikes as an off-grid power source for arts events.
Kym Begg and artists | funded $3,800
To present contemporary play Venezuela at the Bakehouse in April 2015.
Katie-Ann Houghton | funded $5,000
Mentorship with glass blower Joe Cariati at 141 Penn Studio in Los Angeles.
The Analogue Lab | funded $2,372
To support creation of experimental photography pieces for exhibition at Hobart's Constance ARI gallery space in January 2015.
Courtney Rogers | funded $5,061
Two month residency at Takt gallery and project space, Berlin.
Image: 'Passionfruit' by Anna Dowling.
AJZ Productions | part funded $6000
To undertake a series of workshops for a new theatre piece A Sense of Home that will be developed for presentation at the 2014 Adelaide Fringe by True North Theatre Company.
Australian Experimental Arts Foundation | funded $8500
To undertake the project Bones, a contemporary visual art exhibition curated for and with children in March 2014.
Tilda Cobham-Hervey | funded $2550
To develop a performance and large scale art installation to be presented to industry professionals in 2014. The installation will be showcased in conjunction with the international release of the Feature Film 52 Tuesdays.
Anna Gore | funded $1235
To produce a body of non-representational paintings and sculptures for a solo exhibition.
Katherine Gurr | funded $1870
To participate in Kickstart, an intensive training opportunity for elite dance students, with Australian Dance Theatre in January/February 2014.
Ashton Malcolm | funded $5680
To undertake a four week creative development for Trouble and Strife, a new theatre work for secondary students exploring the lives of Australian women on the home-front in WW1.
Emily McAllan | funded $4111
To attend a filmmaking program at the Nes Artist Residency Centre in Skagastrond (Iceland) to develop a new site-specific film work.
The Mill | part-funded $3000
To undertake a mentorship with Hannah Mathews, working on site-specific knowledge and application of curatorial skills through development of an exhibition program.
Maggie Rutjens | part-funded $6000
To produce debut album consisting of 8 original songs and 2 cover songs.
SA Writers Centre | part-funded $7600
A team of six young professional emerging artists to be selected to work with the SA Writers Centre to develop a project to benefit young South Australian writers.
Matt Shilcock | funded $4161
To undertake a three week professional development residency with integrated dance company Full Radius Dance (Georgia, USA) in March 2014.
Carly Snoswell | funded $5865
To participate in the NARS Foundation International Artist Residency Program from April to June 2014 in New York.
Hannah Williams | funded $2845
To undertake a printmaking residency in Mexico to further develop studio practice, extend professional practice and work with artists from around the world.
ActNow Theatre | funded $5,630
To support a mentorship for an emerging producer with a particular focus on partnership development, tour management and grant writing.
Henry Arrowsmith | funded $5,000
To support final development and presentation of new South Australian play Man in a Bag.
Alice Blanch | funded $5,103
To undertake a four week residency in August 2014 on Flinders Island to explore the isolated landscape and respond though photographic artwork.
Dylan Coleman | funded $4,120
To support a writing mentorship for an emerging Aboriginal speculative fiction writer.
Kiah Gossner | funded $4,268
To develop, compose and arrange a new song cycle based on Ghandi's Seven Deadly Sins.
Molly Harris | funded $3,214
To participate in a six day photography workshop in Burma with Stephen Dupont and Jack Picone.
Alicia Harvie | funded $2,825
To support intensive development of a new pop-up dance theatre work, to premiere at the 2015 Adelaide Fringe.
Phillip Kavanagh | funded $3,949
To undertake a literary Internship with new writing theatre company, Theatre503 (London).
Flynn O’Malley | funded $4,663
To purchase specialist metal working equipment to assist in the creation of sculptures made from reclaimed mechanical parts.
Jess Taylor | funded $1,180
Support to mount a solo exhibition at FELTspace gallery of photographic and sculptural work in September 2014.
Zoe Woods | funded $4,788
To support development of a new body of glass work for a solo exhibition at Sabbia gallery (Sydney) in May 2015.
Olivia Zanchetta | funded $8,000
To support a set and costume design mentorship with leading Australian theatre designer Victoria Lamb.
Image: 'Microcosm Blue Series' by Zoe Woods. Photo by Rebecca Kammer.
Grant recipient profile | Alex De Porteous, Cabaret Performist
Funded | $3,435 in round 1, 2016
Project | Applied for funding to develop and produce a cabaret show based around the impact of social media on young people.
Professional development outcome | The opportunity provided by a Project and Development Grant placed De Porteous in a position to tour nationally and internationally. Being apart of the Adelaide Fringe has also given her the invaluable space to extend her professional networks and therefore assist with her aspirations of continuing touring and producing more shows.
Funding outcome | After many months of exposure to other professional musicians and intensive rehearsals De Porteous made her first performance as a young emerging Cabaret performer and her first solo Cabaret show at the 2016 Adelaide Fringe. “I believe the whole project was a success and I gained experience in both the production of shows, promotion of events and gained a greater understanding of how to work with professionals in the music and entertainment industry,” said De Porteous.
Grant recipient profile | Andrew Baird, Classical Flute Musician
Funded | $3,768 in round 2, 2016
Project | Applied for funding to attend mentorships and summer courses as part of the British Isles Music Festival (UK) and the Summer Music Academy Sinaia (Romania)
Professional development outcome | The opportunity provided by a Project and Development Grant has been an exceptional opportunity for Baird who says he has seen 'leaps and bounds' in terms of his personal playing and confidence in performing. The Grant has also enabled Baird to represent South Australia and create connections with an international network of musicians from over twenty-five countries.
Funding outcome | Since the event, Baird has been approached by one of his mentors Mr Paul Edmund Davies who has indicated that he would be more then happy to take him on as one of his students. In addition to this, the Grant has placed Baird in an excellent position to apply for a Masters at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, something he has also long been aspiring to do.
Grant recipient profile | Nelson Hedditch, Hip Hop Artist
Funded | $1,900 in round 2, 2015
Project | Sought funding to gain mentorship and residency in the Bronx, New York City with A.G and Ray West, two established Hip Hop artists with over 30 years of experience.
Professional development outcome | Carclew’s Project and Development Grant greatly assisted Hedditch to improve his depth in song writing and recording practices. ' I became more confiident in the recording process and to observe how an artist who has been recording for years uses their time in a studio wisely'.
Funding outcome | Since the residency, Hedditch has had doors opened to him in a completely new market and to many professional networks internationally. In the later half of 2015, Hedditch negotiated with the label to see him come more often and record and perform within the U.S and European markets, something he knew would be an invaluable opportunity.
Grant recipient profile | Anna Dowling, Visual Artist
Funded | $2,695 in round 2, 2015
Project | Applied for funding to develop and exhibit a body of artwork and a companion document that explores the theme of imprisonment through an Aboriginal lens.
Professional development outcome | The opportunity provided by a Project and Development Grant placed Dowling in a position to develop her existing skills and to further her experience as an artist by exploring a challenging and important topic by connecting with her community to bring a broad range of perspectives into her artwork. 'I feel that I challenged myself, and learnt new skills during the process. I also strengthened relationships with community, artists and galleries'.
Funding outcome | Since finishing the artwork, she has been approached by Country Arts SA to have her drawings tour regionl galleries around the state until 2018. She has also been able to connect with two other South Australian Galleries who want to exhibit her work on a longer term basis.
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