Rapid Response Grant (RRG)

Announcing the successful grant recipients CARCLEW AWARDS $86,000 IN GRANT FUNDING


The RRG responds to the immediate needs of young South Australian artists (individuals or groups) to continue their practice if their work is impacted by COVID-19.
Young artists (aged 26 years and under) can use this funding to re-design a project, deepen practice, or extend skills and knowledge. Our priority are artists who have had contracts, performances or tours cancelled, exhibitions postponed etc.
This RRG replaces the September round of Carclew’s Project & Development (individual) grants.


Up to $2,500 per application.  


Applications close 11:59pm (ACST) Thursday, 30 April 2020.
Notification of outcome: 7 May 2020.
Projects must be completed by 30 June 2021.
Acquittals must be submitted 6 weeks after project completion.. 


Applicants must be 26 years of age or under at the application closing date.

Applicants must be able to demonstrate a track record as a practicing artist in any artform.

Artists may apply for support as an unincorporated group provided 60% of the group are aged 26 years and under at the time of application.

This program is not open to legally constituted organisations.

Applicants must be an Australian citizen or have permanent resident status in Australia, and currently live and make work in South Australia.

If you have previously received Carclew funding, you must have no outstanding funding acquittals.


The RRG does support:
  • Professional development or continuation of creative practice that has been adversely impacted
  • Participation in online/remote professional development eg. virtual mentorships
  • The purchase, hire or upgrade of technology and equipment
  • All relevant costs associated with proposed activity including living costs

The RRG does not support:

  • Unrealistic plans in light of the current travel and social distancing restrictions
  • Projects already completed, or due to be completed, before the commencement of the funding period. Funding will not be provided retrospectively
  • Projects without professional outcomes, such as amateur productions, the self-publication of literary works, fundraising, competitions, awards and prizes
  • Projects that take place outside South Australia (professional development activity not directly linked to a project may take place outside South Australia)
  • Curriculum-based school projects
  • Activity coordinated by post-secondary institutions or that is part of tertiary study requirements


You must address the following in your application:

  • Demonstrated evidence of professional practice and track record
  • How your current plans/practice have been affected
  • How this funding will assist you to address this impact
  • How achievable, realistic and viable your proposal is in the current environment


Applications are now closed.


Image: Elsy Wameyo, photo Dave Court


South Australian artists aged 26 years and under