Creative Development Opportunity

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.

Only 15 places available. For all Devfest queries please contact Ruth Weldon:

Program Details


Monday 15 August to Saturday 20 August 2022


9am to 5pm

All works developed by the artists will be presented at Carclew on Saturday August 20.

Who can apply?

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

Applicant Criteria

  • Emerging artists
  • Aged 18 – 26
  • South Australian residents
  • Any genre or arts practice welcome

Selection will be based on

  • Merit of application
  • Interest in developing practice
  • Level of experience and opportunities

Deadline for applicants: Friday 8 July

Successful applicants will be notified no later than Friday 15 July