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:
Fifth Quarter residents complete a Foundation Year program and have the option to progress to the Established program (see below):
Foundation Year Residents
$60 per week
$40 per week
Duration of residency
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.
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
ActNow Theatre is a South Australian theatre company that tailors socially conscious performance projects. ActNow engages professional artists to connect with diverse communities in conversations around challenging, contemporary issues through work that is innovative, informed, inspiring and often confronting but never conventional. ActNow projects have been critically acclaimed, commended in South Australian Parliament and highly praised by audiences, participants and community organisations.
W: actnowtheatre.org.au | T: @actnow_theatre | F: fb/actnowtheatre
Spoken Word SA
Spoken Word SA (SWSA) formed in 2013 to ensure South Australia could continue to be represented in the Australian Poetry Slam after funding cuts jeopardised the state’s involvement. Working under the auspice of the SA Writers Centre, SWSA is run by prominent and established writers, performers and event organisers; Campbell (Kami) McInnes, Daniel Watson and Nikki Baumann. Utilising their collective experience in event organisation, arts administration and workshop delivery, they’re building on the skills and community the SA Poetry Slam established. As well as presenting the SA leg of the Australian Poetry Slam, SWSA runs workshops in schools, a Poet In Residence program in partnership with the Adelaide City Library and in 2015 commenced a Summer Slam program in conjunction with established local events and poets.
Sarah Thame is a visual artist whose practice is focused primarily on analogue printmaking techniques. Stemming from a personal exploration, her print work endeavours to convey the transitions, which occur during the making process.
Ovation specialises in performing arts programmes. They believe that all students should have regular access to educational theatre and drama in their schooling, and have to opportunity to be taught by well-trained theatre and drama specialists. Therefore we are committed to fostering a bright and dynamic future for all pre-school, junior, senior, special needs students and adult’s state wide with the opportunity to obtain first hand access to an array of inclusive courses and quality performing arts training, along with access to workshops, seminars and artists in residence programmes.
W: ovationcpa.com.au | T: @ovationcpa | F: facebook.com/Ovationcpa/
Jessye Gelder is an artist who creates work through exploring and experimenting with different analogue photography techniques and processes. This has culminated in the creation of dissolvable, unfired clay pinhole cameras that are used to create abstracted forms derived from flora. These photos are created through a combination of chemigram and contact print using instant film as a medium.
Through Art develops and implements challenging, inquiry-based learning programs that engage young people in learning literacy and numeracy skills through the visual arts. Their learning programs are designed specifically to help young people overcome low literacy and numeracy skills, while also developing in them a passion for the visual arts. They aim to engage and connect young people in literacy and numeracy skills development and the creative process of visual arts to make a positive impact on their life-long educational and socio-economic outcomes. Through Art's learning programs cater to young people of primary, middle and secondary school age.
Maggie McCabe Art & Design
Maggie McCabe is a South Australian painter and designer. Her work explores suburbia and the domestic realm as spaces which bring people together to celebrate culture, familiarity and relationships. Her 'homewares range' depicts the changing role of women from the mid 20th century onward. The process of upcycling and the repurposing of materials is an important element in her work which references place, time and change. Clothing, homewares and paintings are accessible via her online shop and selected retail locations.
Thursday 28 May 2014
Facilitator | Katie Dawson
Why am I an artist? What is my vocation, my life's work, my calling? How can a reflective practice help me to become and/or remain an inspired, motivated artist throughout my career?
University professor and US arts integration specialist Katie Dawson, will raise and explore fundamental questions about the complex functions of the Teaching Artist in a school, community and professional theatre settings. Introducing her book The Reflexive Teaching Artist: Collective Wisdom from the Drama/Theatre Field, Katie will explore a series of foundational concepts including intentionality, quality, artistic perspective, assessment and praxis, all used as a reflective framework to illuminate case studies from a wide range of teaching artist practice.
Katie Dawson is currently an assistant professor in theatre and dance at the University of Texas, Austin and has worked professionally as an actor, educational television personality, youth theatre director, classroom teacher and museum theatre educator.
Thursday 5 December 2013
Facilitator | Sharyn Schell
Why should artists need to know anything about curriculum?
Develop your competitive advantage as a teaching artist by aligning your work with the Australian arts curriculum.
In this session facilitated by Sharyn Schell, you will develop a clearer understanding of the Australian Curriculum through:
Sharyn is an experienced teacher of young people in secondary music and health education, with a number of years in an R-12 setting. Much of her career has been engaged with students of disadvantage, with several years dedicated to an R-12 arts strategy for disadvantaged metropolitan and regional, primary and secondary schools where she contracted over 100 artists. Her current role focuses on the Come Out Festival, the Australian Curriculum: The Arts, and the Department’s involvement in the Federal Creative Education Partnerships: Artists in Residence program.
Saturday 2 November 2013
Facilitator | Georgie Davill | Presented as part of the Festival of Co-Creation
Got a great idea but unsure about how to make it happen? Identify the who, what, how, why and when in designing a successful project.
This workshop will assist you to develop a clear, rational and sound project proposal and the skills to use it effectively. You will also learn practical tools for project planning including consultation, risk management, tracking and evaluation mechanisms to steer you towards a successful outcome.
Some of the key topics you will explore:
Georgie has over 20 years experience within arts and cultural industries, specifically theatre and performance, arts management (youth arts, disability arts, community cultural development) international residencies, facilitation and training, coaching and mentoring and strategic planning.
Prior to Carclew, Georgie was Training and Development Manager at Community Arts Networks SA and maintained a freelance theatre facilitation practice. A graduate of Flinders University Drama Centre. Georgie holds a Bachelor of Arts with Honours (Drama and Spanish), Graduate Diploma in Community Cultural Development: Community Based Arts Practice and Certificate IV in Workplace Assessment and Training.
During 2008, Georgie undertook an Asialink Arts Management Residency in Thailand with the Makhampom Foundation. She is former national Board member for Young People and the Arts Australia and recently Chaired the Arts SA Community Arts (Organisations) assessment panel.
Thursday 31 October 2013
Facilitators | Bronwyn Sugars (DECD), Jeff Meiners (UniSA), and Leigh Mangin (Carclew)
The recently launched National Cultural Policy (2013) affirms that 'creativity in schools is considered as a vital 21st century skill to drive innovation and productivity'.
Recognising the benefits of an arts rich education, the Australian Government has committed to ensuring arts subjects are included in the national curriculum which is now supported by the national cultural policy.
This forum explores what ‘an arts rich education’ means for artists and how they can leverage opportunities.
Ideas for discussion
Thursday 10 October 2013
Facilitator | Lee-Ann Buckskin
Would you like to engage with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and communities in your arts practice? How can artists become more culturally aware and responsive to the needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and communities?
This forum will provide you with a beginning point to develop your knowledge and understanding of the diverse cultural dynamics that exist within Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families and communities, and how to engage them through your artistic practice.
Some of the fundamental principles and topics you will explore include:
Manager, Aboriginal Arts Development, Carclew
Chair, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Arts Board, Australia Council of the Arts
Lee-Ann has an extensive career within the arts, cultural and festival sectors. Through her heritage and professional experience Lee-Ann has well developed knowledge of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture, cultural protocols and working with urban, regional and remote communities. Lee-Ann was previously a Member of the SA Museums Aboriginal Advisory Committee and Program Coordinator of the Aboriginal and Torres Srait Islander Program at Adelaide Fringe and the Adelaide and Brisbane Festivals of Art.
Saturday 21 September 2013
Facilitator | John Paul Fischbach
The A-Z of setting up your arts business.
Business is no longer a dirty word to be shuddered about for the creative arts worker. Executive Director of Melbourne’s Auspicious Arts Projects, John Paul Fischbach will cover all the key pointers for any artist or administrator to truly get their start up business off the ground and into growth. Learn what is inside a business and a financial plan that will help you create the future you imagine.
John Paul’s workshop at The Arts Garden sold out in record time. Don’t miss your opportunity to attend this expanded, extended, enhanced, improved and intensive one-day session with one of Australia’s leading arts business practitioners.
Some of the key topics you will explore:
Learn to create the future you imagine.
John Paul Fischbach
John Paul is an international producer / director of both theatre and film. In 1997 he transitioned his theatre company to using Value Based Language and continues to be a passionate advocate of changing the way we talk about the arts. He created the Auspicious Arts Incubator in 2007 to provide long term one-on-one coaching for independent artists and arts organisations to improve business and marketing skills. In 2009 John Paul created a series of full-day training seminars. ThisSo you wanna series tours nationally and is in great demand for changing old paradigms in order to create dynamic business and marketing results, particularly using social media. John Paul is the author of the forthcoming book Market the Heart, smarter more effective marketing for the arts.
John Paul divides his time equally between the incubator and his own creative projects. His short film Shoelace (about the day a five year old succeeds in tying his shoes) has screened at 21 festivals around the world and is currently playing on screens around Australia in two festivals. Most recently John Paul launched True Secrets, seven digital pod-plays of Melbourne’s notorious past delivered over your smart phone at specific locations in the CBD.
Thursday 19 September 2013
Facilitator | Georgie Davill
In many cases artists accept a job without any true analysis of their actual costs. How much do your services really cost? Is your approach to setting your value led by your heart or your head?
Pricing your professional arts service is more than just nominating a random figure. Accurate pricing involves a good understanding of all costs associated in delivering your offering. Consider: intellectual property, work cover, superannuation, holidays, travel and administration to name just a few.
This forum will provide you with a starting point of understanding your value, its relation to developing standards for all artists and how to find a satisfactory medium to ensure you get the contract and a fee that you deserve.
It’s time to step up, be proactive and take ownership of your income stream and livelihood.
Thursday 29 August 2013
Ignorance is no defence in the eyes of the law. It is important for artists to understand the responsibility they have to themselves and others through their practice.
Artists may be required to take out certain insurance policies to undertake projects and programs, work in certain areas and in a range of capacities including tutoring others.
This forum will help you to begin to de-mystify the world of liability, highlight your responsibilities and assist you to the best insurance premiums for your business.
Saturday 24 August 2013
Facilitator | Kay Jamieson
Income and expenditure, in-kind resourcing, profit and loss, cash flow, profit margins. What do they all mean? And how do they all relate? Developing financial literacy is essential for any artist in their drive to be sustainable and able to support the creative work they need and want to do.Join experienced arts manager Kay Jamieson for this one-day hands-on workshop exploring financial management for creative business.
Kay has almost 30 years of experience managing arts organisations and delivering national and international major events and complex international arts festivals. She brings a wealth of knowledge around securing income and funding partners, financial management, negotiation, communication and lateral thinking.
Thursday 8 August 2013
Facilitator | Kate Gould
Want to develop a more effective voice to influence change in arts public policy and stronger public value for the arts? Do you think that lobbying is for arts organisations with greater resources and that your single voice will have no benefit? Think again, your efforts can make a difference!
Expert Kate Gould will provide an introduction about the ways to develop you lobbying and advocacy skills, including how to approach politicians, senior bureaucrats and decision makers. Learn tips for telling your story and developing persuasive arguments about the value of your art.
Kate Gould launched her company OurBodyCorp in September 2012. The winner of her category of the Telstra Business Women’s Award (SA) in 2009, Kate was Chief Executive of the Adelaide Festival of Arts. She lectures in the masters program at the School of Management, University of South Australia; and is on the Finance Committee of the Adelaide Football Club (AFL – the Crows). Kate Gould is Co-Chair of South Australia’s Premier’s Council for Women. Kate was also the former Chair of Carclew.
Thursday 18 July 2013
Facilitator | Pitcher Partners
Entrepreneurial artists and groups, have you got your business structure right to ensure your creative opportunities, outputs and returns are maximised? This forum is a practical session exploring different business structures, governance and compliance requirements for independent artists and fledging arts organisations.
Saturday 22 June 2013
Facilitator | Jill Gael
This is your opportunity to grill expert Jill Gael about the best way to present yourself as an artist. Whether you are pitching to a gallery, for a performance or a gig, for a conference/workshop or to a publisher, what is the key to getting someone’s attention and to hook them into wanting what you have to offer?
This session is relevant to artists of all genres and art forms and at any stage of a career and will focus on:
Jill is co-founder of CPD BIZ Consulting Pty Ltd and Director of the Centre for People Development. Jill has held senior management positions in both the South Australian and Victorian public sector spanning the arts, health, education and information services. She has served on many South Australian arts boards of management including Patch Theatre, Vitalstatistix and No Strings Attached. Jill is creative, mischievous, brimming with ideas and energy, passionate about people and their development and can establish rapport with anyone.
23 May 2013
Recognising the benefits of an arts rich education, the Australian Government is committed to the inclusion of arts subjects in the national curriculum. Creative Australia – the National Cultural Policy further confirms that the government is serious about this commitment and understands the vital role of arts in every child’s learning.
So what does this mean for artists and how can you maximise such opportunities?
Learn from leading expert in the field, Katie Dawson about the essential role of the artist in creating meaningful partnerships with educators and their institutions. Assistant professor in Theatre and Dance at the University of Texas, Austin, Katie’s area of research include community-engaged outreach programs, arts integration, youth theatre, museum theatre, drama-in-education, theatre-in-education, and teaching artist praxis
Katie will share key insights and lessons learnt from the mindPOP experience, a highly successful initiative from Austin Texas geared with developing, trialling and finally establishing a blueprint for district-wide and city-wide arts programming in Austin Texas.
21 May 2013
The City of Port Adelaide Enfield in association with Fifth Quarter presents an arts and culture talk by Canadian Mammalian Diving Reflex.
Founded in 1993, Mammalian Diving Reflex is a research-art atelier dedicated to investigating the social sphere, always on the lookout for contradictions to whip into aesthetically scintillating experiences. They are a culture production workshop that creates site and social-specific performance events, theatre-based productions, gallery-based participatory installations, video products, art objects and theoretical texts. Collaborators in their dynamic and innovative range of Mammalian Diving Reflex projects range in age from 13 to over 80 years old.
Eva Verity and Jenna Winter from Mammalian Diving Reflex are currently in Adelaide working on These are the People in Your Neighbourhood with Year 6 students from Blair Athol North B-7 School, as part of the Come Out Festival 2013, in association with the City of Port Adelaide Enfield.
This is your exclusive opportunity to hear from Eva and Jenna and learn about their working practice and projects.
08 8267 5111