This grant supports the development, production and presentation of new works by independent artists and groups across all art forms.

Development of new work might involve periods in the studio or rehearsal room or working with other artists. Applicants may seek assistance towards various stages of the work’s development, with or without a public outcome. Research projects are eligible if the applicant has a track record of achievement.

Independent artists may apply to tour an established work or exhibition through this category.

Funded activity may include playwriting, dramaturgy, creative development, manuscript draft and development and making work in the studio.

Literature applications for the preparation of work for self-publishing will be accepted where a compelling case for self-publishing can be made. This would include a strong track record of published work and a viable marketing/distribution plan.

Important note:

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

July 2023 roundOctober 2023 roundFebruary 2024 round
Grant amountDiscuss with a grants officerDiscuss with a grants officerDiscuss with a grants officer
Open date22 May 20231 September 202320 December 2023
Closing date3 July 2023 at 5pm9 October 2023 at 5pm5 February 2024 at 5pm
Notification date15 September 202315 December 202319 April 2024
Funded activity commencement date2 October 20238 January 202429 April 2024

Who can apply

  • Independent artists and groups
  • Groups of professional practicing artists (who may or may not be incorporated) and who are not in receipt of annual or multi-year government funding

Who is ineligible

  • Funded organisations: small-to-medium organisations, major organisations
  • Organisations funded through the National Performing Arts Partnership Framework (NPAPF) formerly known as Major Performing Arts (MPA) Companies
  • Statutory Authorities

You can apply for

  • Administration
  • Commissioning fees
  • Creative fees (such as performers, composers, choreographers, designers, curators)
  • Producer fees
  • Technical personnel and production costs
  • Travel, living allowance
  • Marketing costs
  • Materials
  • Hire of studio, venue and equipment
  • Freight
  • Curatorial cost, catalogue essay writer’s fees, catalogue design and printing costs
  • Photography and documentation
  • Exhibition costs
  • The preparation of work intended for self-publishing, such as mentorship, editing and design costs (applicants must make a compelling case for self-publishing, which includes a strong track record of published work and a viable marketing/distribution plan)

How to apply

Read the How to Apply guidelines 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 1000 words)

Refer to the Assessment Criteria and include:

  • objectives of your activity
  • professional benefits.


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


July 2023

ApplicantProject titleAmount approved
Mr Ross MorganPicture Book ‘The Diver, The Chicken and The Fox’$18,000
Jennifer MillsThe Endeavour final draft$17,006
Dr Rachael MeadThe Amazoniad$13,361
Dr Carol LefevreLate in the Day: Essays and Conversations on Ageing$10,000
Mrs Beverley McWilliamsTravel to rural Thailand as research for third middle-grade novel$4,842

ApplicantProject titleAmount approved
Ms Rebecca MestonPresentation of ‘Hits of the 70s, 80s & 90s’ at the Space Theatre$48,489
Silk Strings2024 Silk Strings New Commissions and Performance$27,902
Adelaide Baroque IncorporatedOld Worlds and New$23,798
Kinetik CollectiveMy Hair is Thinning- Project Development$20,808
Mrs Celia CraigSongs Without Words- Tarrawatta Trio regional Residency project$18,412
Ade Suharto & Alison CurrieMaintain, Rest, Value$14,900
Madness of TwoSnow Daughter, Fire Son - First Development$12,655
Ms Miriam CrellinRelease and live launch of song cycle and album “All Our Little Boxes”$9,910
Mr Hew ParhamMr Lucky$9,667
Mr Michael HillMallee Ward$6,650

ApplicantProject titleAmount approved
Floating Goose StudiosFloating Goose Studios Inc. Artist Fees 2024 Exhibition Program$26,400
Dr CJ TaylorFlashover - new work project development$16,838
Ms Kirsten CoelhoResearch and development of new work$13,709
Jude Adams and Catherine Speck Curatorial TeamPolitics, Posters and PAM$11,860
Ms Rita KellawayNew work for first major solo exhibition$10,788
Ms Jennifer MathewsSculptural installation for ACE Studios: 2023$5,992
Miss Caitlin Bowe2023 HIDDEN Rookwood$1,342

February 2023

ApplicantProject titleAmount approved
Helen Edwards The Ghostly Detectives: A middle-grade novel $13,100
Caroline Reid ROOM 1824 $12,210
Sharon Kernot First Draft of Verse Novel $10,000
Heather Taylor Johnson and Rachael Mead Dog Eared Readings $5,605

ApplicantProject titleAmount approved
Theatre Republic Theatre Republic presents The Garden $40,000
Zhao Liang Tale of the Fire Phoenix - Puppetry development $22,200
The PaperBoats The PaperBoats ~ "Seven Little Wonders" - Adelaide Season $21,571
Kirsty Martinsen Bodiness: hands like wings Creative Development $20,267
Christopher Pitman Shore Break by Chris Pitman - Rehearsal and Showcase Performance $18,261
Julian Ferraretto The Look of Sky $18,000
Post Dining Rehearsal and documentation of 'Brag Drunch' for the Adelaide Cabaret Festival $17,757
Jason Sweeney Ageism $17,000
Piri Eddy SEED BANK: Creation and presentation of new playscript during WriteSPACE Residency $12,869
Samuel Lau Walk Of The Ancestors $12,240
Stephen Noonan the Boy & the Ball $11,942
Island Project Island Project $10,124
Gabrielle Hyde The Uncanny Valley composition & creative development $10,000
Kim Munro The Art of Work is a Work of Art $10,000
Peter Beaglehole Phase 2 Development The Joy of the Horror of Being $7,426

ApplicantProject titleAmount approved
Kasia Tons Panoply $26,071
Rayleen Forester MOTHER MOUNTAIN $20,198
Jessica Loughlin New Work $14,985
Wendy Fairclough New work for Solo Exhibition $11,818
Elyas Alavi Let The Bād Speak $10,400
Louise Flaherty Plant Carers $10,188
Christian Lock New Work $10,188
Jake Shaw Exhibition of new mushroom mycelium based sculptural work $5,881
Joshua Juett TRAPPED $5,090
Ena Grozdanic Runaway Currents—Solo Exhibition at Watch This Space $3,680
Marian Sandberg Mentorship with Stelarc whilst developing new work for exhibition at FELTspace during SALA $3,500

October 2022

Applicant Project title Amount approved
Molly Murn Radiance: a state of being $20,136
Alison Flett First draft of a memoir $13,000
Katerina Bryant Writing ‘Queen Pawn’ $11,514
Owen Heitmann Papercuts Comics Festival 2023 $10,934

Applicant Project title Amount approved
Katherine Sortini All The Things I Could’'t Say $46,085
Garry Stewart Rituals of Memory $43,000
Tim Overton Dead Man's Cell Phone by Sarah Ruhl $41,470
The Sisters of Invention The Sisters of Invention - Perth International Cabaret Festival 2023 $40,750
Theatre Republic Theatre Republic presents Future:Present 2.0 $26,466
Miriam Crellin Development, Performance and Recording of a 9-part Song Cycle for Voice, String Quartet and Jazz Quartet $21,124
The Fish Bowl The Fish Bowl: Development of a tour-ready package for Adelaide Fringe 2023 $17,950
Dylan Crismani Refining the design of the Electric Cristals $15,301
Mo-Ko Piano & Circus Oat Milk & Honey $14,006
Emma Beech Here We Are - Residency Project $11844
Motus Collective The Leftovers $8,913

Applicant Project title Amount approved
Fine Print Magazine fine print magazine 2023 program $20,000
Susan Frost The investigation of colour and building a sustainable practice. $17,359
Jennifer Mathews Creation of solo exhibitions in Sydney and Canberra $17,351
Jess Dare With a handful of flowers... A major solo exhibition at Gallery Funaki, Victoria. $14,990
Janice Vitkovsky New work for exhibition Feb 2024 $13,000
The Bait Fridge The Bait Fridge ROCKAMORA IV performance $12,351
Louise Haselton Studio Research and Development $11,150
Truc Truong Everything is cake $9,800
Kate Kurucz Haza: funding for new solo exhibition $7,623
Zoe Freney Work From Home $6,000
Relics and Ruins Relics and Ruins $5,900
Jessica Murtagh Solo exhibition (currently untitled) $5,575
Roy Ananda Development and presentation of new work as a solo exhibition at Post Office Projects $5,247
Anna Horne Anna Horne production of new sculpture work $4,630
Alice Castello Development of an exhibition at Post Office Projects in 2023 $4,600

July 2022




The Saltbush Review

The Saltbush Review


Ansuya Nathan

Long Live the King


Farrin Foster

The Same House


Corrie Hosking

Preparing for Publication


Manal Younus

Your Mother (working title) - Manuscript





Jason Sims

New work for solo exhibition at HOFA Gallery, London


Hannah Vorrath-Pajak

New Work for Exhibition at Hahndorf Academy



FELTspace Exhibition Program September 2022—April 2023


Catherine Truman

The Arrangements: assembling nature


Deborah Paauwe

To present new work in a joint solo exhibition in Melbourne


Claudia Nicholson

‘Between the not-yet-known and the what-has-once-been’


Frances Barrett

Mouthing (A Prelude): A new commission for The National 4: Australian Art Now


Michelle Nikou

New Work


Ash Tower

Countless Afterlives - ACE Studios 2022 Project Development


Sally Craven

Production and presentation of new work in Sydney


Danielle Reynolds

WWWW World's Widest Wig Work – New performance and installation work


Ena Grozdanic

Timesick (working title) exhibition at Pari artist-run-initiative


Heysen Sculpture Biennial Inc

Heysen Sculpture Biennial 'Political Landscape'





Jamie Hornsby

Remounted and reimagined production of Claire Della and the Moon for DreamBIG 2023


Zoë Belle Dunwoodie

'Llama' First-Stage Development


Under The Microscope

WEIGHT Second Creative Development


Festival Statesmen Chorus

Choral Commission by Dr Carl Crossin OAM


Flying Penguin Productions

Flying Penguin Productions' Glengarry Glen Ross 2023 Adelaide Festival Centre Season


Alex Frayne

Music for Landscapes


Dora Abraham



Adelaide Cantata Band

Ring In the New



Abnormal Paranormal: two new works by Sprott/Sweeney


Holden Street Theatres

The first Creative Development of a new work 'Eileen Gray' by Martha Lott


Andi Snelling

Déjà Vu (And Other Forms of Knowing)


February 2022




Charlie Archbold

Transient Beauty


Tracy Crisp



Walter Marsh

Paper Town research and writing


Karen Wyld

Shimmer and Dust





Sue Lorraine

Measured #2 - Stage 3. Making, documentation and presentation of work in New Zealand


Sundari Carmody

Turns Protracted and Slow: presentation in MCA


Cheryl Hutchens

Production of new work for exhibition, working title “The End Begins"


Solomon Kammer

Produce and present 'Shoulding', a solo exhibition at Yavuz Gallery, Singapore


Suzanne Close

unravelling encounters (working title)


Bernadette Klavins

Development of new work for solo exhibitions at FELTspace and Post Office Projects


Carly Snoswell

'"Day One" a Solo Exhibition at POP Gallery


Marcel Hoogstad Hay

Exhibition at Saint Cloche Gallery 2022


Geoffrey Mitchell

New Work for Exhibition. Adelaide Blue.


Ida Sophia Cassar

Into the Waters, Out of The Waters - Durational Performance for Video





Young Adelaide Voices

WATU Youth Choir Festival 2022


Anne Cawrse

Marimba Concerto for Claire Edwardes and the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra


Alison Currie

‘Somewhere, Everywhere, Nowhere' | Europe Showcase Season


Gabriella Smart

Gabriella Smart: Tour, creative development and residency in Central Europe


Stephen Noonan



Ross McHenry

For Six Hands and Six Synthesisers Premiere


Mungo Fagan

MUD 'Humus' performance-based residency pilot project


Sarah Neville



Emily Collins



Karl Telfer

Yellaka & Sandpit Creative Development


Amplified Assembly



Peta Spurling-Brown

'And Then You Go' - The Vali Myers Project Creative Development


Lina Limosani

'Believe' Working Title


Theatre Republic

Theatre Republic presents The Bleeding Tree by Angus Cerini (2022 season)


October 2021




Adelaide Hills Chamber Players

Adelaide Hills Chamber Players: Jakub Jankowski Orchestral premiere


Stephen Noonan

Lift Off


Tim Overton

In the Dark - 2nd Stage Development


Juha Vanhakartano

Fill the Earth second stage development


Isobel Marmion



Sally Chance

Of Babies and Men


Meredith Kitchen

Girl Talk


Hew Parham

A Not So Trivial Pursuit


Larrissa McGowan

Shadow Side


Daniel Jaber

Creative development of a new contemporary dance work by Daniel Jaber.


Gabrielle Nankivell



Anna Webb

Easter Concerts 2022


Sally Hardy

Night Light Creative Development 2022


Aloysius Leeson

The Guitar Music of South America and Spain


Caitlin Ellen Moore

You're All Invited to My Son Samuel's Fourth Birthday Party


South Australian Playwrights Theatre Inc.

The Deep North Regional Tour





Tom Keukenmeester

New Work for Solo Exhibition. Reimagining Historic Archetypes Through An LGBTQIA+ Lens


Fine Print Magazine

fine print magazine 2022 program


Wendy Fairclough

Research and development new work


Henry Wolff

Care: Photographic series for PHOTO 2022


Jennifer Mathews

Development of new work



FELTspace Exhibition Program March 2022—August 2022


Person Books

Person Books collaborative artist book


Max Callaghan

Telling to Move on When It’s Not Over


Danny Jarratt

Compositions in Failure


Grace Marlow

developing work for exhibition Suck on This


Jingwei Bu

Pouring Tea Until It Is All Evaporated





Sally Heinrich

South Australian Icons


Travis Lucas

Twenty-Nine Lives


July 2021

Lina Limosani Projekt Moxie $35,000
Dylan Phillips SISSY $23,499
Lewis Major The remount and tour of the double-bill dance work 'Unfolding and Satori' alongside engagement activity in regional South Australia $27,678
Georgi Paech The Memory Museum $25,038
Daniel Jaber Presentation of Daniel Jaber’s ‘Performance Trilogy’ at the Samstag Museum of Art, 2022. $16,900
Astrid Pill 'Til Death Creative Development $24,253
Satomi Ohnishi San Ureshi with an extended ensemble: Performing and recording $14,919
Anthony Albrecht Kaurna Meyunna - The Seasons $38,759
Rebecca Meston Hits of the 70s, 80s and 90s - inSPACE development $11,404
Daniel Thorpe Close to the knives $17,660
Caroline Reid SIARAD $10,27
Edwin Kemp Attrill Inbound international collaboration between Replay Creative, ActNow Theatre and local communities in Adelaide, Whyalla and Renmark, working with UK’s Jeremy Goldstein on local presentations of the acclaimed live performance seasons of Truth to Power Cafe. $21,078

ApplicantProject TitleApproved Amount
Robin Tatlow-Lord Jac & Jill creative development (middle-grade comics) $8,350
Anna Solding The Australian Short Story Festival $11,000
Ben Brooker Altered States $6,732
Mandy Foot Nurture - 32pp Children's Picture Book $9,375

ApplicantProject TitleApproved Amount
Susan Frost New work for Australian Design Centre touring exhibition: SIXTY $7,660
Hossein Valamanesh Puisque tout passe… (This Also Shall Pass)  European Premiere Solo Exhibition by Hossein Valamanesh in Paris, France, at Institut des Cultures d’Islam $37,468
Mark Valenzuela Creatures under the Bricks $15,711
Luca Lettieri 'Co-dependant bondage' - Solo show $8,001
Connie Augoustinos Development of new work $8,549
Ash Tower Production of new work for exhibition - Via Purifico $12,783
Michelle Kelly New work for exhibition at '6 Manton' Gallery during Fringe Festival 2022 $11,600
Kate Bohunnis helpless at best - solo exhibition at COMA, NSW $12,100
Sasha Grbich Solo exhibition Sasha Grbich $4,638
Lee Salomone New work $5,600

February 2021




Jason SweeneyEmission$10,000
Soundstream T/A Adelaide Contemporary Music Festival IncSoundstream presents the world premiere regional SA tour of 'Primordial' by Constantine Koukias$16,026
Astrid Pill'Til Death - Creative Development$16,035
Lina LimosaniBarbaros$36,862
Erin FowlerFEMME at Space Theatre, AFC June 2021$11,178
Replay Creative LtdProfessional multicam documentation and the live streaming of 2021 Rumpus Season$26,533
Stephen HouseThe Ajoona Guest House (production)$7,650
Mary AngleyThe Triumph of Man: A Comedy in Two Acts$29,663
Matthew BriggsGuthrak - Second Development$18,408
David MoranDiametric Convergences$27,912
Daniel HalesMe, My Dad and the Holy Ghost$11,210
Zhao LiangCreate and develop 2021 new series - in collaboration with AGSA$12,000
Noriko TadanoYasha's Lullaby$13,150
Celia CraigMetamorphosis project ('Ovid in Covid')$17,939
Kim WorleyAdelaide Cantata Band: Exultant Bach & Actus Tragicus$20,090

FELTspace FELTspace Exhibition Program September 2021—February 2022 $8,830
Izabella Shaw Development of new work for a solo exhibition $3,900
Louise Flaherty Memorial for Forgotten Plants 2.0 $13,319
Woollahra Gallery Group Exhibition Interstate Group Exhibition Memorial for Forgotten Plants 2.0 $15,400
Henry Wolff 'Care': A moving image work $17,350
Michael Kutschbach Presentation and development of a Multi-Channel video work $7,500
Suzanne Close Adelaide X: Collaborative Art in the Local Context (working title) $12,300
Julianne Pierce Creative Development of 'Wear the Light' and 'The Night Sky' $22,000
Danielle Barrie The Female Archetypes Collection $12,317
Monika Morgenstern Glass Etching $5,830
Yusuf Hayat Kaurna Yerta / S 35° 0' 59.31'' E 138° 37' 13.545'' $9,898
Ena Grozdanic Testing Grounds Creative Development Program to develop project 'Searching for Riverbeds' $18,508
Kasia Tons Shed a skin, make a skin $12,240
Eleanor Amor Limits and Leavings - Group Exhibition $10,931

Em Koenig Woomera - Research and Manuscript Development $3,267
Lana Guineay New Wave $10,610
Charlotte Barkla Manuscript development: new middle-grade novel $9,300
Francesca da Rimini In the sky Nonna and I were flying I imagined $14,613

October 2020




Lucy Combe

The Deep North


Stephen Noonan

Lift Off


Kate Power

Final development and full presentation of Bedroom at Vitalstatistix


Britt Plummer

Chamelon Regional Tour and Workshops


Piri Eddy

Strata by Peter Beaglehole and Forgiveness by Piri Eddy – A double bill of new South Australian plays


Jennifer Greer Holmes

Nevermore creative development


Louise Blackwell

Love on the Left Bank


Cayleigh Davies

InSPACE development of Retrieve Your Jeans


Company AT

That’s What She Said (working title) creative development


Alexander Flood

Alexander Flood album recording





Julia Robinson

Development of new work for a solo exhibition


Alice Castello

FELTspace Exhibition Program,

March to August 2021


Peta Kruger

Development of new large-scale works made from waste plastics


Rayleen Forester

fine print magazine 2021 program


Monte Masi

Fulfillment Centre creative development


Margie Medlin

Pru La Motte: Intrepid Feminist and Craftswomen in South Australia (1928-2020). An intergenerational collaboration.


Lisa Furno

Cause and Effect


Jonathan Kim

Development of cross-cultural collaborations


Victoria Lewis

Sanaa: A better world through creativity


Zoe Grigoris

Solo SALA Exhibition at JamFactory 2021





Rachael Mead

The Art of Breaking Ice – a novel


Georgina Chadderton

Oh Brother - graphic novel memoir


Liana Skrzypczak

The Lore of Jeju


Phoebe Paterson

de Heer

The Bodies That Work It – Memoir manuscript writing time


August 2020

Clara Solly-SladeCommission and development of new Australian work, ‘Speculative Fiction’$13,728
Hannah RohrlachEating Tomorrow: Debut at the Adelaide Fringe$32,743
Jason SweeneyDecades: A sound art and experimental music retrospective (2001-2021)$7,000
Gabrielle NankivellFuture Histor: Documentation and presentation$17,610
Dylan CrismaniUtter: Stories told by a ghost, a book and a room$23,477
Lewis MajorTraffic: Drive-in performance for isolated times$25,795
Erin FowlerEGG Development: New solo work $15,300
Jo StoneKafka’s Breath: Creative development$25,583
Annabel MathesonHow to Kill Your Hampser, by Eliza Oliver at RUMPUS$22,841
Dylan PhillipsInevitable$16,762
Martha LottThat Boy: A contemporary, new theatre production for performance in Adelaide Fringe 2021 about the impact of inherited toxic parenting and a mother's battle to break the cycle.$37,550.50
Petter NæssanVetter og villskap album recording project$12,175

Catherine TrumanShared Reckonings – Stage 2$21,375
Roy AnandaDevelopment of new work for a solo exhibition$10,560
Sarra TzijanModern Dhorka: A new body of sculptural work in collaboration with JamFactory glass studio$15,200
Bridget CurrieDevelopment of major new body of sculptural and sound work$20,570
Grace MarlowHot body second phase development$17,584
Anna HorneDevelopment of new work$7,524
Nancy DownesLife Forms: Group exhibition at Praxis Arts$12,736
Sophie ArmstrongRegret:  Durational live performance$6,451

Aidan ColemanThin Ice: A life of John Forbes$27,298
Deb StewartOne Night (Working Title)$4,327
Ben BrookerUntitled creative non-fiction book research and mentorship$7,400
Derek PedleyChild 36112: A memoir of Australian adoption$10,975


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