Illuminate Adelaide

Illuminate Adelaide Graduate Pathway Program

The Illuminate Adelaide Graduate Pathway Program is a professional development opportunity offered to recent graduates of creative arts degrees

Visual Artists

Opportunity Details

Closing Date

Aug 30, 2022

Location

South Australia

Artform

Visual Arts

The Illuminate Adelaide Graduate Pathway Program is a professional development opportunity offered to recent graduates of creative arts degrees supporting their transition from student to a career as a practicing artist

The Opportunity

The Illuminate Adelaide Graduate Pathway Program offers recent graduates a fully funded career development opportunity including possible presentation of their work within a highly visible public platform, being the Illuminate Adelaide 2023 event, including:

  • A $5,000 commission fee paid to the selected artist/s (up to three selected per annum)
  • $2,000 per selected artist/s supporting costs associated with presentation of their work
  • A 6-month professional development opportunity including an introduction to a committed mentor working in an associated field/practice to push the technology/light and outdoor suitability of the work for presentation.

Eligibility/ Conditions

The Illuminate Adelaide Graduate Pathway Program is a professional development opportunity supporting the transition from student to a career as a practicing artist. This opportunity is afforded to:

  • South Australian residents who are recent graduates of a higher education degree in the visual arts or creative industries (up to five years out).
  • Singular artists or collectives may apply
  • The opportunity favours works for outdoor presentation, preferably at the convergence of the fields of light/art/technology
  • From an open-call, up to three recent graduates will be selected
  • The selected participants will progress their creative proposals to present their work within the Illuminate Adelaide City Lights program the following year (2023).
  • In this process they will be supported by an appropriate mentor who will help push the technological aspects of the work.
  • This program is proposed as an annual and ongoing opportunity for recent graduates within each annual Illuminate Adelaide cycle.
  • We encourage applicants to check out the Illuminate Adelaide 2023 City Lights program to gain an idea of the event in which they would propose a work.

Timeline 2022 – 2023

  • 1 July 2022: Entries open 
  • 30 August 2022: Entries close
  • September 2022: Announce successful proposals and commence mentor introductions
  • October to December 2022: Artists and mentors refine proposals
  • January 2023: Presentation of refined proposals (prototype) to IA Directors 
  • February to July 2023: Selected works transition to production 
  • July 2023: Presentation of selected works at Illuminate Adelaide 2023

    https://www.illuminateadelaide.com/about/graduate-pathway-program/