Project & Development Grants

Project & Development Grants (Individuals) 

Carclew offers grants to early career artists aged 26 years or under, for arts projects with a tangible outcome and/or skills and career development. Project & Development Grants for Individuals are offered twice per year for activity occurring in the following six months.

PROJECTS: Applicants seeking support for projects may apply for up to $10,000. Projects may incorporate both professional development and career building activity.

DEVELOPMENT: Applicants may seek support for professional development (e.g. skills development and career building) and apply for up to $3,000 from this program (SeeCarclew Fellowships for professional development proposals ranging from $3,000 to $12,000).

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Key Dates

There are 2 rounds of Project & Development Grants for Individuals offered annually.

Applications for activity occurring between Jan - Jun 2020 will open in July and close on 1 September 2019.

Money Talks | Carclew Grants Information Session offers handy tips and tricks when applying for grants with Carclew. This one-hour information session will cover everything you need to know for individual Project and Development Grant applications.

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Project & Development Grants (Organisations)

Carclew offers grants to organisations that are not for profit, incorporated bodies based in South Australia. Organisations eligible to apply to this program are not currently in receipt of annual program funding from Carclew or operational funding from Arts South Australia.

Project & Development Grants for Organisations are offered once annually for activity occurring in the following calendar year. Organisations seeking support for projects may apply for up to $20,000.

Key Dates

There is one round of Project & Development Grant for Organisations offered annually.
Applications for activity occurring in 2020 will open in July and close on 1 September 2019.


Download and read through the Guidelines for Individuals or Organisations to determine your eligibility. All applications for Project & Development Grants must be submitted via our online application system.

Valuable assistance in developing your application is available by:
• Reading through the FAQ's which provide important guidance in completing your online application
• Checking out the the 2019 recipients or read up on previous grant recipients and the benefits they have experienced as a result of their funding from Carclew
• Attending a scheduled grant information session (details below)
• Arranging a one-on-one consult to discuss your project proposal with Carclew's Funding Program Coordinator (details below)


All applicants are encouraged to discuss their proposal prior to submitting a grant application. Please contact Carclew's Funding Program Coordinator, Rebecca Meston, by phone on 8230 1103 or to arrange a time to meet. No consults will be available in the final week before an application deadline.

Project and Development Grants support the following activities:

  • Exploration of new artforms and exposure to emerging methods
  • Access to cultural heritage
  • Creation of original new work
  • Participation in workshops, masterclasses and summer schools
  • Children and/or young people to create art
  • Professional entry points for young artists
  • Young artists who are making brave, exciting new art
  • Empowering young artists with the means to secure mentorships
  • Established artists to work alongside emerging artists, sharing influences, inspirations, methods and core practice
  • The active participation and exhibition of children’s and young people’s art and culture in community-focused events
  • Promoting excellence in youth arts activity and delivery
  • Making the arts more accessible to children and young people
  • Organisations to create artistic skills development programs and mentor schemes that offer unique opportunities to young people.

To register your interest for future information sessions please contact Carclew's Funding Program Coordinator or subscribe to our e-news by clicking here.

Applications close
01 Sep 2019
Amount Upon Application
Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander arts
Experimental arts
Film / TV / Digital
Performing Arts
Public art
Visual arts
Writing & Publishing
Grant Type
Early Career Artists
New work
Presentation & Promotion
Skills development
Youth Arts
Applicant Type
South Australia
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Rebecca Meston