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Project and Development Grants

Project & Development Grants

NOW OPEN: Project & Development grants for individuals for activity occurring July - Dec 2020. Closes 1 March 2020. Details below.

Announcing the successful grant recipients for round 1, 2020: Over $118,000 awarded to eleven individuals and organisations

Carclew offers grants to organisations and early career artists, for arts projects with a tangible outcome and/or skills and career development.

Project and Development Grants support the following activities:

  • Exploration of new artforms and exposure to emerging methods
  • Access to cultural heritage
  • Creation of original new work
  • Participation in workshops, masterclasses and summer schools
  • Children and/or young people to create art
  • Professional entry points for young artists
  • Young artists who are making brave, exciting new art
  • Empowering young artists with the means to secure mentorships
  • Established artists to work alongside emerging artists, sharing influences, inspirations, methods and core practice
  • The active participation and exhibition of children’s and young people’s art and culture in community-focused events
  • Promoting excellence in youth arts activity and delivery
  • Making the arts more accessible to children and young people
  • Organisations to create artistic skills development programs and mentor schemes that offer unique opportunities to young people.

There are 2 rounds annually.

Round 1: individuals only
opens January and closes 1 March
for activity occurring between July - Dec 2020

Early career artists and arts workers (aged 26 years and under) working in any artform are invited to apply for a grant to support the development and presentation of creative projects, and/or undertake career development activities.

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 $3,000 from this program (See Carclew Fellowships for professional development proposals ranging from $3,000 to $12,000).

> Click here for the media release announcing our most recent Project and Development grant recipients and the benefits they have experienced as a result of their funding from Carclew

Round 2: individuals and organisations
opens July and closes 1 September
for activity occurring between Jan - June 2021

Carclew offers grants to organisations that are not for profit, incorporated bodies based in South Australia and 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.

Information and Consults

Money Talks | Carclew Grants Information Session offers handy tips and tricks when applying for individual Project and Development Grants through Carclew. This information session will cover everything you need to know step by step including how to define your project, meeting the criteria, which support materials to include, how to calculate costs and organise your budget.

Tuesday 28 January, 5:15pm for a 5:30pm start
Carclew, 11 Jeffcott St, Kaurna Country, North Adelaide
FREE but registration is essential
> Click here for the Facebook event

All applicants are encouraged to discuss their proposal prior to submitting a grant application. Please contact Carclew's Funding Program Coordinator, Rebecca Meston, by phone on 8230 1103 or to arrange a time to meet. No consults will be available in the final week before an application deadline.


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:
• Reading through the FAQ's which provide important guidance in completing your online application
• Checking out the 2019 recipients or reading up on previous grant recipients and the benefits they have experienced as a result of their funding from Carclew
• Attending a scheduled grant information session
• Arranging a one-on-one consult to discuss your project proposal with Carclew's Funding Program Coordinator (details above)

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