Emerging Artist Development grants enable sustained periods of research and development for independent artists in the first five years of their professional practice.

Individual artists in the first five years of their practice can apply.

Applicants must propose an area of practice that they wish to develop. Applicants are encouraged to include business skills development which assists in building sustainability in their practice.

 Round 1Round 2Round 3
Grant amount Up to $20,000 * *
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 we are currently finalising the review of funding programs as part of the Arts and Culture Plan South Australia 2019-2024. We expect to have details of the new program available from mid-July 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.

Emerging Artist Development Handbook (PDF, 109.3 KB)

Emerging Artist Development Handbook (DOCX, 99.0 KB)

Previous recipients

February 2020

Jamie Hornsby Attend the Sala Beckett's International Emerging Playwrights Workshop and undertake a residency and mentorship with Gobbledigook Theatre $10,106
Kidaan ZellekeAtlantic Acting School's Spring Comprehensive$8,639

November 2019

Performing Arts
Marie Campbell Professional Mentorship with Anna Connolly $4,800

July 2019

Kate Power 'Bedroom' mentorship $19,392

February 2019

Visual Art, Craft and Design
Alice Blanch Residency in Alice Springs at Watch this Space and four-month mentorship with Sera Waters $17,550
Jonathon Kim Two-month residency at the British School at Rome $3,000

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