Project Grants support the development, production and presentation of new work across art forms by independent artists. This category also assists expansion of markets through regional, national and international touring.

Individual artists, artist groups and organisations can apply. South Australian Government funded arts and cultural organisations can only apply with touring proposals.

 Round 1Round 2Round 3
Grant amount Project based * *
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.

Project Grants Handbook (PDF, 110.0 KB)

Project Grants Handbook (DOCX, 98.9 KB)

Previous recipients

February 2020

Poppy NwosuNeon Boneyard manuscript rewrite$13,382
Bronwyn LovellNot the wolf: a feminist poetry collection$11,388
Ben SmithThe End of the End of the World$9,800
Shaine MelroseThe Natural World Does Somersaults - poetry manuscript$6,700
Libby ParkerEndo the World (as we know it)$9,130
Owen HeitmannPapercuts Comics Festival 2020$8,057
Holly ChildsDeveloping What Causes Flowers not to Bloom manuscript, residency and performance$10,489
Performing Arts
Luke AltmannNew Work for Adelaide Symphony Orchestra$7,000
David MealorSea Wall – Adelaide Fringe 2021 season at Adelaide Festival Centre$16,935
Connecting the Dots in MusicConnecting the Dots in Music – Arts for Impact$9,748
Sally HardyNight Light script development$10,540
Alison CurrieSomewhere, Everywhere, Nowhere | Collaboration with
Yui Kawaguchi (JPN)
David LangComposing a Test Match for Benaud Trio $8,370
Sally ChanceWonder$34,304
Georgi PaechRosalie Creative Development Stage 2 $12,340
Jamila MainButterfly Kicks by Jamila Main at Rumpus$21,526
Post DiningEating Tomorrow$17,487
Rebecca MestonHits of the 70s, 80s and 90s – second stage development at Rumpus$4,000
Various People IncHousehold Names & Invocations$18,200
Gabrielle NankivellFuture History$19,979
Tim OvertonThank You Brain$15,739
Piri EddyStrata and Forgiveness: a double bill of new South Australian plays$25,750
Windmill Theatre Co.Baba Yaga China Tour$15,000
Visual Art, Craft and Design
Alice CastelloFELTspace Exhibition Program September 2020 to February 2021 $11,326
Catherine TrumanShared Reckoning$16,167
Kate BohunnisCommissioned work for ACE Open 2020 South Australian Artist Survey$8,184
Jason SimsNew Work for Unit London$15,000
Eduard HelmboldSALA Group show: On Being an Artist$9,771
Yusuf Hayatباب السلام Baab-As-Salaam, 2020 South Australian Artist Survey$7,500
Steven CybulkaSEED$12,547
Tamara BaillieSolo exhibition at First Draft, NSW$2,649
Allison ChhornAfter Years$13,819
Will NolanDevelopment of new work for solo exhibition at Galerie Pompom, Sydney$4,486
Wesley MaselliMother’s Ilk$10,000
Virginia BarrattRUPTURE$3,761
Danny JarrattBodily Presence$3,120

November 2019

Rory Harris Poetry Manuscript Preparation $10,000
Katherine Tamiko Arguile Preparing fiction manuscript 'The Things She Owned' for
Aimee Knight Big Henson Energy $8,465
Alison Flett Rattled: a memoir $9,200
Performing Arts
Jamie Hornsby Premiere season of Claire Della and the Moon by Ellen Graham
and Jamie Hornsby
Lina Limosani Barbarian (Working Title) $26,680
Georgi Paech Rosalie Creative Development $7,200
Dylan Crismani The creation of a new and unique instrument in
Australia; The Microtonal Cristal
The PaperBoats

The PaperBoats ‘Especially on Birthdays’ China Tour

Theatre Republic

Theatre Republic presents The Bleeding Tree by Angus Cerini

Nescha Jelk Creative Development of Phillip Kavanagh's 'As One'
presented by Tiny Bricks
Derek Pascoe

Tour to Europe with UnPiano Trio in September 2020

Sally Chance C is for..., first stage creative development $16,518
Adelaide Chamber Singers Adelaide Chamber Singers European Tour 2020 $34,755
Slingsby Theatre Company

Slingsby Goes Global in 2020

Windmill Theatre Company Tour of Beep to the US & Canada $34,913
ActNow Theatre Inc Virtual Intimacy $18,158
Visual Art, Craft and Design
FELTspace FELTspace Artistic Program March to August 2020 $8,241
Rebecca Hastings Development of new work and exhibition in New South Wales
in 2020
Honor Freeman Solo exhibition at Hugo Michell Gallery in 2020 $6,350
Ernabella Arts Inc Pepai Jangala Carroll: JamFactory icon $13,754
Cynthia Schwertsik SEATED in an UNSETTLED position $5,850
Deborah Paauwe Develop and produce a major new body of work for exhibitions $7,634
Sundari Carmody 'Turns Protracted and Slow' new work for exhibition at Outer Space, Brisbane $5,200
fine print magazine fine print magazine 2020 season $10,000
Eleanor Scicchitano The Unsolicited Proposals Unit $15,058
Rosina Possingham Bloom: A collaborative project by Rosina Possingham
and Brianna Speight
Mary-Jean Richardson Ancient & Modern - development of new work for
individual exhibition
Tom Moore Collaborate with an animator to produce moving images
of glass for exhibition
Tjala Arts Tjungkara Ken and Sylvia Ken - Painting Project for
Art Basel, Hong Kong

July 2019

Rosalyn Bent Extended $12,300
Tracy Crisp Weird Adelaide $6,000
Steve Evans Research and write draft of a novel, 'The Burning Fox' $12,048
Performing Arts
Anya Anastasia The Executioners in New York: Fringe Encore Series $11,605
Sarah Brokensha ‘The World is Looking For You’ - 2020 Production $25,654
Anne Cawrse Anne Cawrse recording project with Zephyr Quartet $21,850
Terence Crawford The Talk of Angels $9,915
Alison Currie

Final Development of new dance work ‘Progress Report’ co-directed by Alisdair Macindoe and Alison Currie

Insite Arts International

Sally Chance’s 'FLOWER' - Rehearsal & presentation by Arts Centre Melbourne as part of AsiaTOPA 2020

Lina Limosani ‘Not Today's Yesterday’ - remount for regional touring $7,509
David Mealor

'Lungs' - development, rehearsal and presentation of the SA premiere of Duncan Macmillan's play

Gabrielle Nankivell Museum of the Future’ - stage 1 research and development $17,624
Adelaide Baroque Inc Cathedral Bach $13,026
Juha Vanhakartano

‘Fill the Earth’ - creative development

Visual Art, Craft and Design
Jessica Dare

‘What Remains’, International solo exhibition at The National, Christchurch, NZ

Chris De Rosa ‘Collezioni’ (working title) exhibition $9,948
Marcel Hoogstad Hay Development of work for exhibition at Craft ACT 2020 $4,504
Peta Kruger ‘Used’ - development of new work for solo exhibition $10,530
Madeline Prowd New work for exhibition at Craft ACT 2020 $11,000
Julia Robinson New work for 2020 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art $6,643
Mark Valenzuela 2020 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art $7,102

February 2019

Mike Ladd Travel costs to research and write new book Walking into Paintings. $6,018
Lavinia Emmett-Grey Development of a graphic novel about South Australian female suffrage $16,800
Sam Franzway Editing YA manuscript for publication with mentor $9,500
Sarah Tooth Completion of the final draft of experimental memoir $10,400
Kylie Maslen Completion of draft manuscript of essay collection
Corrina Hosking Completing draft of third novel Clutch Feather,
Draw Breath
Performing Arts
Gabriella Smart 2019 Soundstream Emerging Composers' Forum $12,250
Alexis West Journey    Somewhere Stage two development $9,850
Windmill Theatre Company Baba Yaga International Touring 2019 $35,000
Shannon Rush Pre-production development of new play Limit $20,000
Foul Play Theatre Production of Holly Brindley’s Yerma $29,575
Gregory Wain Return Season of Exposing Edith at Assembly
Festival/Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2019
Stephen House Adelaide premiere of monologue theatre performance, Almost face to face $2,500
Theatre Republic Stage two development of Nil by Mouth, a new play by Adelaide playwright Duncan Graham $10,205
Ashley Hribar Creation and performance of a major work for piano,
didgeridoo and electronics in collaboration with Indigenous
musician, William Barton
Tobiah Booth-Remmers Damaged Goods Stage two development residency $16,800
Lochlin Maybury Development of first solo physical theatre/clowning piece to premiere at Adelaide Fringe 2020 $3,207
Adelaide Baroque To present Love and Death in Venice program at Elder Hall at the Conservatorium of Music $11,580
Visual Art, Craft and Design
FELTspace Exhibition Program September 2019 – February 2020 $11,850
Nicholas Folland Exhibition at Adelaide Central School of Art Gallery
as part of SALA Festival
Ray Harris Saudade exhibition and Performance night at Holy
Rollers Studios
Iliwanti Ken First solo Exhibition: We are like the birds $8,000
Kate Kurucz The Inland Sea: Creation of New Work for Solo Exhibition $3,008
Jordan Gower New Ceramic Directions: Studio and material development   $8,340
Anna Zagala Artist Interviews for new publication - Protest and Propaganda: Political printmaking in SA (1970s-1980s) $6,465
Tara Rowhani-Farid Five Walls - Exhibition collaboration with Christian Lock $7,955
Olympia Antoniadis Solo exhibition Solace at Hill Smith Gallery $9,644
Jessica Lumb Silver Linings Exhibition at Praxis Artspace, Bowden $1,093
Marissa Ziesing Bishopsland Retrospective Exhibition in the UK $10,010
Ashlyn-Jade Schwenke Inheritance Exhibition at Nexus Arts $2,630
James Gus Clutterbuck Development of work for Exhibition at Heguang Gallery,
Brendan Scott French Development of Sounding Balloon chandelier for Installation
Contemporary 2019
Kath Inglis New work for solo exhibition at Studio Ingot, Melbourne $10,440

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