DevFest is a curated week-long hothouse intensive for young artists (aged 18 to 26) from various disciplines to develop new and experimental artistic work.

Developed by one of Carclew’s Emerging Creative Producers, Caitlin Ellen Moore, DevFest is an opportunity for artists to test how they can work in different ways, collaborate with other young artists and receive critical feedback.

Participants will have access to a Creative Producer, resources, and one-on-one mentoring with professional artists. A fee will be provided to attend the week-long intensive workshop.

Responding to a theme or prompt, DevFest will provide artists time to focus solely on project development, creating a work in progress: from conception through to production.  The residency will enable young emerging artists an opportunity to explore and play without any creative rules or structured guidelines.

Devfest is looking for artists at the early stage of exploring new work, not only in form, but also strong in interesting real-world experiences and perspectives.

Program Details


Monday 15 August to Saturday 20 August 2022


9am to 5pm

Who is involved?

Artists aged between 18-26 years old from various disciplines (including but not limited to: theatre, film, music, writing, and visual art backgrounds)

All works developed by the artists will be presented at DevFest Day.

DevFest Day

Join us on Saturday 20 August to experience the new and experimental work our DevFest artists have created over a week of intensive workshops.

The day will include 5 performance works followed by audience Q&A sessions for artists to discuss their work and development process. There will also be panel sessions with arts industry professionals with discussions on exploring the creative process and advice for emerging artists.

DevFest Day is a great opportunity to network, learn more about the industry and the process of developing new developmental works.

Lead by Carclew Emerging Creative Producer, Caitlin Ellen Moore, DevFest Day presents an opportunity for artists to test how they can work in different ways, collaborate, and receive critical feedback.

Come along and support these young emerging artists at Carclew.

Date:               Saturday 20 August
Time:              10:30am – 6:00pm (Gates open at 10:00am)
Where:            Carclew House & Grounds, 11 Jeffcott St, Kaurna Country, Nth Adelaide

Pop in anytime during the day, catch a performance and have lunch on the beautiful grounds at Carclew. A food truck will be provided to purchase food.