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Project and Development Grants


Project & Development Grants (Individuals)

Carclew offers grants to early career artists aged 26 years or under, for arts projects with a tangible outcome and/or skills and career development. Project & Development Grants for Individuals are offered twice per year for activity occurring in the following six months.

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).

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Project & Development Grants (Organisations)

Carclew offers grants to organisations that are not for profit, incorporated bodies based in South Australia. Organisations eligible to apply to this program are 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.

Key Dates

Applications are CLOSED

There are two rounds of Project & Development Grants for Individuals offered annually.
Applications for activity occurring between Jan - June 2020 closed at 11:59pm on 1 September 2019 (ACST). They will open again in January for the next deadline, 1 March 2020 (ACST).

There is one round of Project & Development Grant for Organisations offered annually.

Applications for activity occurring in 2020 closed at 11:59pm on 1 September 2019 (ACST).

Information and Consults

Money Talks | Carclew Grants Free Drop In. Find out all you need to know about cash grants for artists, creatives and makers. Carclew funds South Australian artists, creatives and makers who are 26-years and under, from all disciplines (including but not limited to musicians, visual artists, performers, makers, film makers, animators and writers). Funding Programs Coordinator, Rebecca Meston will be kickin it at Northern Sound System. Drop by, say hi and break down who can apply, what can and can’t be included, when, where and how to apply. There are no stupid questions! Just handy tips and tricks to apply for up to $10,000 for projects, professional development activities up to $3,000 or projects that incorporate both.
WHEN: Monday 5 August, 3 – 6pm
WHERE: Northern Sound System, 73 Elizabeth Way, Elizabeth
No appointments necessary. Stay social for updates.

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.
WHEN: Friday 9 August, 5:45pm for a 6pm start
WHERE: Carclew, 11 Jeffcott St, Kaurna Country, North Adelaide
This session is free to attend, however bookings are essential

Write on the Money |  Grants Information Session offers grant writing insights for individual artists applying for funding with either Carclew and/or Helpmann Academy. Learn how to summarise your project, respond to criteria, conquer your budget, and make a selection panel sit up in their chair and take notice.
WHEN: Tuesday 20 August, 5:30pm for a 6pm start. Concludes with drinks at 7pm
WHERE: Tandanya National Aboriginal Cultural Institute, 253 Grenfell St, Adelaide
This session is free to attend, however bookings are essential

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 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 (details below)
• Arranging a one-on-one consult to discuss your project proposal with Carclew's Funding Program Coordinator (details above)

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.

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