Giving circle

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.


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.

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.

Join our Giving Circle now

Joining the Carclew Giving Circle is simple 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

This is an annual Giving Circle. You can choose to purchase up to 10 years in advance (at $500 per year). Simply indicate the total amount of your contribution on the Giving Circle form and we will carry over your membership for the corresponding number of years.

If you have any queries at all, or would like further information, please contact Marketing at

Thank you for your generous contribution to our state’s creative future.

To view some videos of past Carclew alumni, take a look at some video testimonials here. We will continue to update our YouTube channel with wonderful stories of Carclew’s support of young artists..

Donations of any size…

Our 2021 end of financial year campaign will invest all donations in our funding programs. Donations of any size will help maintain the stream of vibrant young artists needed to preserve SA’s renowned pool of world-leading artists and companies. Donate now via our GiveNow profile.

Banner image: Carclew’s 2020 Fellowship presentation, November 2019 – Photo by Daniel Marks