Fifth Quarter

Carclew’s Fifth Quarter arts incubator supports artists to establish viable arts businesses. It champions the idea that creative professionals can simultaneously pursue innovation as artists and entrepreneurs.

Located at Carclew House in North Adelaide, Fifth Quarter connects artists with enterprise models, networks and business planning skills through a one-on-one coaching and residency program. The program is open to all artists working in any art form however priority will be given to artists aged 26 and under.

Other Fifth Quarter services include:

  • Tailored professional development intensives
  • Specialist mentor matching
  • Permanent and hot desk workspace options
  • Wifi access
  • Free access to meeting/rehearsal/art making spaces

Program Structure
Fifth Quarter residents complete a Foundation Year program and have the option to progress to the Established program (see below):


Foundation Year Residents

Established Residents

Residency Fee

$60 per week

$40 per week

Duration of residency

12 Months

Minimum 12 Months


1.5 hour session every three weeks

2 x 1.5 hour sessions per year

2 x grant application reviews per year


Permanent or hot desk

Permanent or hot desk

Professional Development Intensives

Yes (included in Residency Fee)

Yes (additional fee)

Access to Meeting/Rehearsal/Art Making Spaces

Yes (subject to availability)

Yes (subject to availability)

One-on-one coaching is tailored to specific needs and may include business plan development, budgeting and developing service quotes. It may also include guidance around superannuation, workcover, taxation and artist contracting requirements. Coaching is led by arts and business management gurus Amanda Jones and Belinda MacQueen (Jones MacQueen).

Two workspace options are available to residents – permanent or hot desk. Permanent desks must be used at least two days per week. Workspaces are accessible between the hours of 7.00am and midnight, Monday to Friday. Weekend access is subject to Carclew function hires.

Professional Development Intensives
Sessions explore essential business knowledge for artists and may include accounting and administration requirements, contracting/legal matters and funding opportunities. The cost to attend these sessions is included in the Foundation Year resident fee. Established residents have the option to attend these sessions at an additional fee.

All residents have the chance to book half hour follow up sessions with presenters.

Access to Meeting/Rehearsal/Art Making Spaces
Residents are entitled to free use of Carclew facilities, subject to availability.

Other Requirements
As Carclew is a child safe environment, Fifth Quarter Foundation Year residents are required to have a DCSI clearance for working with children and complete Reporting Abuse and Neglect (RAN) training. Carclew staff can support residents in the process of applying for their clearance and accessing RAN training.

How do I become a Fifth Quarter resident?
Contact Georgie Davill, Senior Program Manager on 8267 5111 to discuss your needs.

Download and complete the expression of interest form on this page.

Expressions of Interest for 2016 Foundation Residents close 4 December 2015

Contact Details

Jon Halpin
08 8267 5111