Building Pathways assists South Australian artists to build their national and international profile through the development of relationships with galleries, agents, publishers, producers and presenters.

Individual artists and organisations can apply.

Funding is available to bring key industry representatives to South Australia for meetings and presentations.

Funds can also support South Australian artists or their representatives to attend significant national and/or international industry events and markets. This may include the development of marketing materials to assist with promotion.

 Round 1Round 2Round 3
Grant amount Up to $10,000 * *
Open date 13 January 2020 * *
Closing date 5pm, 24 February 2020 * *
Notification date 24 April 2020 * *
Funded activity commencement date 1 May 2020 * *

* Please note our funding programs are currently under review as part of the Arts and Culture Plan South Australia 2019-2024 to ensure they support contemporary practice and are responsive to sector needs. Some grant rounds for 2020 have been scheduled with similar frequency to previous years. Other rounds and closing dates are yet to be determined. We expect to be able to provide further details from mid-May 2020.

Find out more about the Arts and Culture Plan South Australia 2019-2024.

The handbook below details eligibility criteria, eligible costs and expenses and how to apply.

Building Pathways Handbook (PDF, 109.2 KB)

Building Pathways Handbook (DOCX, 99.1 KB)

Previous recipients

February 2020

Wakefield PressAttendance at Frankfurt Book Fair$5,694
Performing Arts
Alison HowardEUPHORIA – market development for future National touring$10,000
Adelaide Festival Centre TrustDreamBig Children’s Festival 2021 Sector Gathering $7,382
Visual Art, Craft and Design
Margaret WorthPresentation of I Am Here artworks to NGA curator $993

November 2019

Performing Arts
Slingsby Theatre Company Slingsby 2020 Market Development Activity $10,000
Insite Arts International Tanzmesse 2020 $10,000
Jamie Harding In the Pines (FORMING PATHWAYS) $10,000
Restless Dance Theatre Connect2Abilities & TPAM Yokohama $8,500
Visual Art, Craft and Design
Dean Toepfer New Futures $9,636

February 2019

Wakefield Press Attendance at Frankfurt Book Fair 2019 $7,901
Wakefield Press Attendance at Visiting International Publishers Program, a strategic networking program for Australian publishers and agents and their international publishers, literary talent and scouts         $3,534
Performing Arts
Open Space Contemporary Arts To bring interstate dance producers and festival programmers to see a work in progress showing of the disability led dance project Of Boys & Men $4,366
Zephyr Quartet Performance in Rotterdam, Netherlands, as part of the showcase at Classical NEXT            $10,000
Visual Art, Craft and Design
West Gallery Thebarton Promotion of South Australian artists at the Exhibition Fair at Sydney Contemporary 2019 $9,964

For more information about this grant or support with the application process, please contact us.