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 Up to $20,000 Up to $20,000
Open date  1 June 2019 16 September 2019
Closing date 5pm, 25 February 2019 5pm, 8 July 2019 5pm, 1 November 2019
Notification date 24 April 2019 9 September 2019 27 January 2020
Funded activity commencement date 1 May 2019 16 September 2019 3 February 2020

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

Emerging Artist Development Handbook (PDF, 504.0 KB)

Emerging Artist Development Handbook (DOCX, 98.3 KB)

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Previous recipients

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.