Come share our castle!

Sharehouse is Carclew's expanded Residency Program for 2021.

The Sharehouse residency program will almost double the number of young artists making Carclew’s grand house and grounds their own, with even more ambitious plans for future expanision.

In 2021, a total of seven residencies will be offered to young creatives working in any artform..

Primarily an opportunity for early-career artists/practitioners to experiment with their creative practice and hone their craft, residents will also be supported by Carclew staff to develop their professional capacities more broadly. Sharehouse residents will be provided with a studio space at Carclew (11 Jeffcott Street, Kaurna Country, North Adelaide) for a 12-month period. Rather than specify genres, Sharehouse will enable artists practicing in any artform to apply and nominate the space that is most suitable to their needs.

The Studio Spaces

  • Messy Spaces: two exclusive-use stables studios, accessible between 7am and 12am, 7 days a week. These studios are ideal for messy artforms, such as painting, sculpture, etc.
  • Quiet Space: the Morning Room, a ground floor shared space accessible for 20 hours per week within business hours and until 12am outside of business hours (to be negotiated). Examples of suitable artforms include writing and digital/media art. Click here for floorplan of Carclew’s ground floor.
  • Big Space: the Ballroom, a large shared space with timber floorboards accessible for 20 hours per week within business hours and until 12am outside of business hours (to be negotiated). Suitable for choreographers, dance groups, physical theatre etc. Click here for a Ballroom floorplan.

Key Dates

Applications close 11:59pm ACDT Sunday 22 November 2020

Applicants will be notified of the outcome by Thursday 10 December 2020.

Sharehouse residencies will commence in February 2021 as negotiated with Carclew staff.


Sharehouse residents will:

  • Be aged between 18 and 26 on January 1, 2021
  • Be a current resident of South Australia
  • Enter a formal contract agreement with Carclew for the period of the residency
  • Attain at their own cost, a DCSI Working with Children Clearance
  • Use the space provided regularly and consistently throughout the period of the residency
  • Supply all equipment and materials required throughout the residency
  • Create or provide work to be featured in the annual SALA exhibition (August 2021) within the Carclew Ballroom and/or Foyer Gallery
  • Meet regularly with Carclew staff, and provide written and verbal updates and feedback regarding the progress of their residency
  • Contribute content to Carclew’s website and social media presence
  • Participate in artist presentations and/or open studio events during Carclew functions, subject to availability and with reasonable notice


Carclew can negotiate a range of benefits including:

  • Free access to a studio space
  • Free access to GigCity wireless internet, meeting rooms and office space (via Carclew’s booking system)
  • Promotion and mentorship support directly from Carclew’s Arts Programs, Funding and Marketing teams
  • Opportunity to take part in any and all staff training and professional development for Carclew employees
  • Featured in the 2021 SALA Festival

Selection Criteria

Carclew will shortlist candidates for the 2021 Sharehouse residency program based upon their supplied Statement, Creative CV, Biography and Support Materials against the following selection criteria:

  • Quality of past work and artistic merit of proposed residency activity
  • Suitability of applicant’s practice/plans to studio spaces
  • Potential of applicant to fulfil the residency expectations
  • Impact of residency on applicant’s development of new skills, abilities, and networks
  • Timeliness of this opportunity in relation to applicant’s career and skill development
  • Willingness to engage with Carclew, arts sector and wider community

Following the shortlisting process, selected candidates will be invited to an informal interview that will give applicants the opportunity to ‘show and tell’ their practice.

Apply now

Download the Application Pack and read through all requirements.

CLICK HERE to complete your submission online (preferred submission method) 

Or email soft copies of completed applications and support material to:
Beth Ashley-Ward, Manager, Arts Programs

If necessary, hard copies of completed applications and support material can be submitted to:
Beth Ashley-Ward
11 Jeffcott Street
Kaurna Country, North Adelaide SA 5006

A selection committee made up of Carclew staff and independent practitioners will assess all applications received by the deadline. Applicants will be notified of the outcome by 10 December 2020.

Further Information

Bethany Ashley-Ward, Manager, Arts Programs
(08) 8230 1104

To book a time to inspect the studio spaces, please contact Carclew Front of House staff on (08) 8267 5111.

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Contact Details

Bethany Ashley-Ward
Manager, Arts Programs
(08) 8230 1104

Key Dates

  • Nov 22
    Sharehouse Applications Deadline


    Applications close 11:59pm ACDT Sunday 22 November 2020