Without investment in the artists of today, there is no arts industry tomorrow.

Carclew’s annual Giving Circle program, supports our funding programs for early career artists.

Giving Circle Donors

Andrew Boeyen
Jane & Ian Doyle
Lang Foundation
Sam Harvey
Margaret Lehmann
Wendy Michell
Tony Putnam
Women in Rotary
Craig Yeung
Anonymous x 2

Carclew’s Funding Programs

Carclew’s funding programs have supported some of South Australia’s most talented independent artists for over 30 years. Fellowships support self-designed, bespoke programs of professional development eg. summer schools, mentorships or residencies, and Project & Development grants support the creation of original new work.

In addition to our grants programs, Carclew staff provide one-on-one coaching to support young artists to develop and articulate their projects, build project management skills and extend their industry networks.

Over recent years, we have seen a steep increase in need and demand for our grants programs, with the average success rate for young artists reducing from 1 in 4 to an average of 1 in 6. In every round we’re seeing several projects classified as “unfunded excellence” unable to be supported. This has been exacerbated by the ongoing impacts of COVID-19 with incomes diminishing, livelihoods imperilled, and careers stalled.

Click through to learn more about our most recent incredibly talented Fellowship and Project & Development grant recipients.


Elena Carapetis
Dale Durie
Sidsel Fawkes
Catherine Fitz-Gerald
Fiona Fraser
Paula Furby
Amy Ide
Phil Jarvis
Nadia Massolino
Annie Mitchell
Denbigh Morris
Zenna Nixon
Anthony Peluso
Madeleine Scicchitano
Tricia Walton
National Centre for Vocational Education, in memory of Peter William O’Dwyer, father of employee Lisel O’Dwyer

With your assistance, Carclew can provide the critical support young South Australians need to revive their creative ambitions post the COVID-19 catastrophe.

Carclew is a not-for-profit organisation with Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) status. 100% of your Giving Circle donation is tax deductible.

Donate now

Donations can be made via our GiveNow profile here. Alternatively, you can download this form, complete and email/post (or print, complete, scan and email) the form to Marketing at

Banner image: Carclew house through the front Eastern gate – Photo taken by Braw Media