Carclew is known nationally as a leader in youth arts and has been a huge part of many South Australians’ lives for almost 50 years. Carclew’s vision is a curious, connected, creative world, and its mission is to transform young lives through creativity.
Our approach to programming respects and engages with the very young as artists by delivering high quality arts experiences for children and young adults. We build their creative confidence as they grow older, and support the aspirations of young adults in the early years of their careers.
- Children and young people are, innately, analysts, commentators, problem solvers, collaborators and critical thinkers and bring curiosity and imagination to their art making.
- Young South Australians who do not currently have access to arts experiences are our priority.
- Young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders have specific creative and cultural aspirations.
- Young makers are leaders in experimentation, emerging art forms, creative innovation and the use of technology in art making.
- The skills and tools for a successful arts career are complex and require ongoing development.
From 31 January 2022, all staff, board members, artists in residence, tenants, contractors, and participants aged 16+ are to have FULL COVID-19 vaccination (First and Second Dose). Click here for further information.
Carclew is committed to fostering inclusiveness and embraces the diversity of all people, such as differences in cultural background, ethnicity, disability, age, faith, gender identity, sexual orientation, socio-economic background or geographic location. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, CALD and people with disability are strongly encouraged to apply.
Artist Expressions of Interest
In order to deliver our many programs we also invite proposals from early-career and established artists looking to work within the various arts programs we facilitate. Please head to our EOI Call Out page for more details.
Carclew Alumni Facebook group
For those of you who have a previous connection with Carclew, you may also be interested in joining our Carclew alumni Facebook group. Alumni refers to any artist who has been connected with Carclew through funding, scholarships/fellowships, professional development, workshops, mentorships, traineeships etc. The group has been set up so that we can stay in touch with alumni, hear about your career developments and provide information about EOI opportunities such as those listed here.