Individual Development assists with professional development for independent artists and arts workers. Individual artists and arts workers can apply.

Professional development activity may include master classes, short courses, workshops, mentorships, attendance at conferences, attachments to arts organisations or participation in arts residencies.

 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 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.

Individual Development Handbook (PDF, 109.0 KB)

Individual Development Handbook (DOCX, 98.6 KB)

Previous recipients

February 2020

Lisa Johnson BennettWorld Science Fiction Convention, New Zealand: Attendance and Program Participation$5,485
Performing Arts
Lina LimosaniInvestigative learning opportunity focusing on research methodologies for narrative enquiry in non-text based work $5,866
Hew ParhamJoey and August Duo Clown and Advanced Clown Training at the MCCP Ontario, Canada$5,889
Christie AndersonAttending 12th World Symposium on Choral Music, New Zealand$1,879
Zhao LiangResidency at NAFA$2,366
Visual Art, Craft and Design
Rayleen ForesterIndependent curatorial research of mother-tongue language in publishing and exhibition development in Japan $10,000
Constanctina AugoustinosMentorship with Kirsten Coehlo$6,670
Simone KennedyPilgrimage to Imago $10,000

November 2019

Performing Arts
Sally Chance Attendance as part of ASSITEJ Australia delegation
at Visioni Festival, Bologna
Visual Art, Craft and Design
Brenden Scott French Six-month Creative Fellowship at Canberra Glassworks $9,913

July 2019

Visual Art, Craft and Design
Daniel Connell Arquetopia Residency, Mexico $9,987
Olivia Kathigitis La Wayaka Current Desert Residency, Chile $3,529

February 2019

Kristen Weidenbach Presentation at the Children’s Book Council of Australia National Conference in Canberra $1,426
Performing Arts
Marie Campbell Young artist performance program at Gertrude Opera Studio $2,402
Visual Art, Craft and Design
Alice Clanachan Support living costs to undertake intensive research of works on paper at the British Museum Print Room $10,000
Deborah Prior Residency at the Australian Tapestry Workshop in Melbourne to develop The Laconia Project $3,062
Sundari Carmody Three-month residency at Phasmid Studios, Berlin $8,000
Sylvia Nevistic Masterclass with goldsmith, Giovanni Corvaja in Todi $4,681
Jonathan Dady Research of Roman and Eutruscan architecture at the British School at Rome $10,000
Danielle Lo Impressions: Three mentorships with leading
metalsmiths in the UK

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