Carclew Fellowships offer financial support to emerging cultural and creative artists and arts workers aged 26 and under, for:

  • Arts career building
  • Skills development
  • Exploring new art form practice, methods and techniques
  • Research towards creative development

Areas of practice for the purpose of the Fellowship can include (but are not limited to) performing arts, visual arts, written word, digital platforms, arts administration & industry pathways, and community arts.


Funding available

Up to $10,000 depending on the scope of the proposal.

Key dates

Applications close 11:59pm (ACST) Thursday, 1 July 2021.

Notification of outcome September 2021.

Fellowship to commence after 1 January 2022 and completed by 31 December 2022.

Acquittal reports must be submitted 6 weeks after the Fellowship is completed.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants

Carclew is committed to driving reconciliation through employment and training opportunities with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. A minimum of one Fellowship will be awarded to an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander applicant. Please read Carclew’s Commitment to First Nations and Reconciliation Action Plan here.


All applications for Fellowships must be submitted online using this form.

Within the online form, you have the option of submitting most of your application in written, video or audio format.

Money Talks Information Sessions

Carclew's Funding Program Coordinator presents information sessions in person or via video, locally and outside of the Adelaide metro area. Follow Carclew on Facebook for updated event details.

The next information session will be held on:

Monday 10 May, 5pm – 6pm

Carclew, 11 Jeffcott St, Kaurna Country, North Adelaide

This session is free but places are limited – please register here


All applicants are encouraged to book a one-on-one consultation with Carclew's Funding Program Coordinator to discuss their application prior to submission. Consultations will be more beneficial if you have provided a draft application prior to your appointment.

Limited consult times are available (Mon, Tues and Fri) and bookings are essential, click here to request a consult via email.

Please note: only one consult per person. No consults will be held in the last week before the application deadline.

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Further enquiries

Contact Funding Programs Coordinator Rebecca Meston, rmeston@carclew.org.au or (08) 8230 1103.

Support Early Career Artists 

Carclew’s donations campaign supports early career artists through our Project grants and Fellowships program. Find out more about our donations campaign here. 

For further information, contact Lucy Markey, Senior Manager, Marketing & Development at lmarkey@carclew.org.au. 

Our sincerest thanks go to our current donors and Giving Circle members.

Below you can watch clips of Carclew alumni Madeleine Parry, Nelson Hedditch and Dan Daw talking about how Carclew funding helped kickstart their careers.