This grant supports individual professional artists, creatives and cultural leaders to undertake a sustained period of creative development that will strengthen and extend their professional practice and contribute to the arts and cultural ecology in South Australia.

Fellowships can include concept or process-based development or research and/or project development, which may or may not have a public presentation outcome. Fellowship applications should reference contemporary arts practice as a context for the proposed activity and may include cross-disciplinary exploration or new areas of practice.

It is anticipated that this funding will enable artists to seed and develop innovative new ideas, which may, in some cases, lead to opportunities to secure funding for larger scale collaborative or commissioned project outcomes.

Fellowships are available to emerging, mid-career and established South Australian artists and creatives, and to cultural leaders. Applicants with a strong track record of professional practice and recognised achievements are encouraged to apply.

Applicants must not have received a Fellowship in the previous five years.

Important note:

To assist you with your application, read the Arts and Culture Grants Program General Guidelines before you apply.

October 2023 round
Grant amount$50 000
Open date1 September 2023
Closing date9 October 2023 at 5pm
Notification date15 December 2023
Funded activity commencement date8 January 2024

Who can apply

  • Emerging, mid-career and established South Australian artists and creatives
  • South Australian cultural leaders

Please note: Fellowship applicants must have been primarily based in South Australia for a minimum of three-years at the time of application and commit to being based primarily in South Australia for one year following the completion of the Fellowship.

Who is ineligible

  • Employees of Statutory Authorities or government
  • Groups and organisations

You can apply for:

  • Artist, creative, professional fees
  • Living allowance
  • Materials (directly relating to the Fellowship opportunity)
  • Hire of venue and equipment
  • Travel
  • Creation of new work
  • Research and development
  • Experimentation
  • Collaborations
  • Skills development
  • Professional development and training
  • Residencies
  • Mentoring

This grant does not fund:

  • Salary, wages or employee on-costs for applicants employed by funded organisations

How to apply

Read How to Apply before you begin preparing your application.

Application information

There are 4 key elements to your application as listed below.

Click the ‘Apply Now’ button below to commence an application. Type/copy text into the provided fields.

Project Summary (up to 300 words)

Project Detail and Rationale (up to 1500 words)

Refer to the Assessment Criteria and include:

  • objectives of your activity
  • professional benefits
  • how outcomes and learnings will be shared for the benefit of the South Australian sector.


Enter a short biography (up to 300 words) or upload a CV for each.

Project Plan and Timeline

Complete the table in the application form, including:

  • dates/stages of your activity (highlighting the period of funded activity)
  • how and where you will undertake or deliver the activity
  • who will be involved at each stage
  • expected outcomes at each stage.

Please Note: Project proposals must include information about how appropriate protocols (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander; Working with Children in Art; COVID-19) will be followed.

Upload letters of support (up to five) and confirmations to the application form. Combine documents where possible.

Upload Support Material to the application form.

Refer to How to Apply for information about Support Material.

Complete the consolidated budget template in the application form.

Upload a detailed budget and notes to budget (including quotes to support major expenses) to the application form.

Refer to How to Apply for information about application budgets.

Apply now

Past recipients

October 2022

Applicant Project title Amount approved
Royce Kurmelovs How The Fossil Fuel Industry Came To Dominate Everything $50 000

Applicant Project title Amount approved
Phillip Kavanagh Surrealism and Collaboration $50 000

Applicant Project title Amount approved
Honor Freeman Ordinary Alchemy: a year of ceramic research, experimentation and development $50 000
Bridget Currie creating embodied experiences in the visual arts $50 000
Monika Morgenstern Colour as a Mystical Material $50 000
Daniel Connell Encounter and Obligation: building global networks $49 946

October 2021




Aldo Iacobelli

The mysterious qualities of painting


Kate Bohunnis

A Year of Creative and Professional Consolidation


Sue Kneebone

Creative development for new works and forms of presentation





Christopher Williams

The Radiophonic Orchestra


October 2020




Jessica Loughlin

New Work for Icon 2022


Elyas Alavi

Not Just a Shadow





Sarah Neville

Transmissions: Choreographing for Virtual Reality



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