Kaspar Schmidt Mumm , IMMI, Floating Goose Studio. Photograph Sia Duff

Project and Development Grants

Project & Development Grants (Individuals)

Carclew offers grants to early career artists 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 $3000 from this program (See Carclew Fellowships for professional development proposals ranging from $3000 to $12 000).

Check out the 2017 recipients or read up on previous grant recipients and the benefits they have experienced as a result of their funding from Carclew.

> Click here for the media release announcing our most recent Project and Development grant recipients

Key Dates

There are 2 rounds of Project & Development Grants for Individuals offered annually.

P&D Grants for Individuals is NOW OPEN and close (11:59pm ACST) 1 September 2018. This round is for activities occurring between Jan - Jun 2019.

Applications for activity occurring between Jul - Dec 2019 will open in Jan and close at 11:59pm ACST on 1 March 2019.

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

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

Applications for activity occuring in 2019 will open in July and close (11:59pm ACST) on 1 September 2018. 


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 2018 recipients or read 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 below)


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 rmeston@carclew.org.au to arrange a time to meet.

No consults will be available in the final week before an application deadline.

Information Session 

Write on the Money is a workshop offering handy tips and tricks to emerging SA artists, applying for grants with either Carclew or Helpmann Academy or both, over the coming months.

South Australian artists who are either 26-years and under, or who are eligible for Helpmann support (see https://www.helpmannacademy.com.au/about/who-we-support/).

WHEN: Monday 16 July, 5:15pm for a 5:30pm start, followed by networking drinks.
WHERE: St Paul’s Creative Centre, 200 Pulteney St, Adelaide
COST: FREE but registration is essential HERE

To register your interest for future information sessions please contact Carclew's Funding Program Coordinator.

Project and Development Grants support opportunities for:

  • Professional development in artistic career building
  • 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.

Watch below how in 2009 our Project and Development  grant helped the then CEO of Format Collective Ianto Ware in our “Carclew Calling” video series. 


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Web banner image: Kaspar Schmidt Mumm, IMMI funded by Carclew Grants 2017 at Floating Goose Studio. Photograph Sia Duff