Emerging First Nations Creatives

First Nations / For Artists

We’re recruiting four First Nations Creatives to undertake our exciting new Emerging First Nations Creatives program!

Over an 18-month period, the program will provide creatives an honorarium of $15,000 and offer valuable career development to help kickstart their creative careers including:

  • Skills development in creative industry administrative processes
  • Mentorships with established First Nations creatives and support from Carclew staff
  • Support in designing and delivering creative projects/works
  • Industry networking opportunities
  • Paid employment and work experience opportunities
  • Access to working spaces and resources at Carclew

To assist in career development the cohort will be encouraged and supported to:

  • Explore multiple artforms
  • Collaborate with metropolitan and regional artists and communities
  • Offer and participate in workshops
  • Instigate creative developments for new works
  • Present outcomes at various stages of development

The program will be tailored in response to the cohorts needs so we encourage all 18-30 year old First Nations creatives working in any artform, or those interested in having a career in the arts to apply.


Applicants must:

  • Be an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person, aged between 18 and 30 at the application closing date
  • Be a current resident of South Australia
  • Complete all information in the application form to be eligible
  • Have or be willing to obtain a DHS Working with Children Check

How to Apply

Before submitting your application, we encourage you to…

Then complete this online form to submit your application.


First Nations programs team at firstnations@carclew.org.au

Key Dates

  • Applications close: Sunday April 21
  • Interview period: 29 April – 2 May 2024
  • Successful applicants notified: 10 May 2024