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 current activity period taking place from 1 January - 31 December 2017, 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.

> Click here for a list of recipients

Key Dates

The award is offered biennially. Applications for professional development opportunities to be pursued in 2017 have closed.

Applications for activity occurring in 2019 will open in March 2018 and close at 11:59pm ACST on 15 July 2018. 


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

A public information session was held at Carclew on Monday 9 May to provide key information about the award and to discuss the application process.

To register interest for future sessions, contact Beth Ashley-Ward

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

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