Forty eight South Australian artists received funding totalling nearly $860 000 through the February 2020 round of the Independent Makers and Presenters Program.

Matthew Bradley One Hundred Vessels (Installation view Destroyer of Worlds). Photographer: Grant Hancock. Image courtesy of the artist and GAGPROJECTS, Greenaway Art Gallery

Sixteen grants were awarded across the Professional Development categories, totalling over $214 000.

Amongst the successful applicants was acclaimed visual artist Matthew Bradley (work pictured above). Matthew was awarded one of two $50 000 Fellowships to conduct practice-based research over a 14 month period.

Matthew will work collaboratively with well-known South Australian designer Khai Liew and celebrated Australian painter Diena Georgetti, to develop two new projects for a major solo exhibition at Samstag Museum of Art in July 2021.

Thirty grants were awarded in the Project Grant category across art forms, totalling $437 276.

Major Commission and Triennial Project Grant recipients were also announced with playwright Catherine Fitzgerald receiving the $100 000 Major Commission for her play DRY.

Photo of path in a desert by Alex FrayneThe long road to DRY by Catherine Fitzgerald. Photographer: Alex Frayne

Inspired by the desert town of Port Augusta and its tough inhabitants, DRY will explore our relationship to the land, the First People, refugees and each other.

Adelaide-based violinist Simone Slattery received the $120 000 Triennial Project Grant for her project Shorebird Stories. Simone, along with cellist and collaborator Anthony Albrecht, will develop a unique fusion of music and evocative visuals over a three year period capturing the epic odyssey of migratory birds along the East-Asian Australasian Flyway.

The Independent Makers and Presenters Program supports art making, presentation and professional development opportunities across art forms.

View the professional development and project and funding recipients:

Individual Development

Building Pathways

Emerging Artist Development


Project Grants

Major Commission

Triennial Project Grant