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.
To help you with your application, read the Arts and Culture Grants Program General Guidelines before you apply.
|February 2021 Round||July 2021 Round||October 2021 Round||February 2022 Round|
|Grant amount||Discuss with a grants officer||Discuss with a grants officer||Discuss with a grants officer||Discuss with a grants officer|
|Open date||11 January 2021||17 May 2021||6 September 2021||20 December 2021|
|Closing date||5pm 8 February 2021||5pm 2 July 2021||5pm 11 October 2021||5pm 7 February 2022|
|Notification date||23 April 2021||3 September 2021||17 December 2021||14 April 2022|
|Funded activity commencement date||30 April 2021||6 September 2021||20 December 2021||18 April 2022|
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.
What you can apply for:
- commissioning fees
- creative fees (such as performers, composers, choreographers, designers, curators)
- producer fees
- technical personnel and production costs
- travel, living allowance
- marketing costs
- hire of studio, venue and equipment
- 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.
There are four 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.
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.
|Soundstream T/A Adelaide Contemporary Music Festival Inc||Soundstream presents the world premiere regional SA tour of 'Primordial' by Constantine Koukias||$16,026|
|Astrid Pill||'Til Death - Creative Development||$16,035|
|Erin Fowler||FEMME at Space Theatre, AFC June 2021||$11,178|
|Replay Creative Ltd||Professional multicam documentation and the live streaming of 2021 Rumpus Season||$26,533|
|Stephen House||The Ajoona Guest House (production)||$7,650|
|Mary Angley||The Triumph of Man: A Comedy in Two Acts||$29,663|
|Matthew Briggs||Guthrak - Second Development||$18,408|
|David Moran||Diametric Convergences||$27,912|
|Daniel Hales||Me, My Dad and the Holy Ghost||$11,210|
|Zhao Liang||Create and develop 2021 new series - in collaboration with AGSA||$12,000|
|Noriko Tadano||Yasha's Lullaby||$13,150|
|Celia Craig||Metamorphosis project ('Ovid in Covid')||$17,939|
|Kim Worley||Adelaide 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|
The Deep North
Final development and full presentation of Bedroom at Vitalstatistix
Chamelon Regional Tour and Workshops
Strata by Peter Beaglehole and Forgiveness by Piri Eddy – A double bill of new South Australian plays
Jennifer Greer Holmes
Nevermore creative development
Love on the Left Bank
InSPACE development of Retrieve Your Jeans
That’s What She Said (working title) creative development
Alexander Flood album recording
Development of new work for a solo exhibition
FELTspace Exhibition Program,
March to August 2021
Development of new large-scale works made from waste plastics
fine print magazine 2021 program
Fulfillment Centre creative development
Pru La Motte: Intrepid Feminist and Craftswomen in South Australia (1928-2020). An intergenerational collaboration.
Cause and Effect
Development of cross-cultural collaborations
Sanaa: A better world through creativity
Solo SALA Exhibition at JamFactory 2021
The Art of Breaking Ice – a novel
Oh Brother - graphic novel memoir
The Lore of Jeju
The Bodies That Work It – Memoir manuscript writing time
|Clara Solly-Slade||Commission and development of new Australian work, ‘Speculative Fiction’||$13,728|
|Hannah Rohrlach||Eating Tomorrow: Debut at the Adelaide Fringe||$32,743|
|Jason Sweeney||Decades: A sound art and experimental music retrospective (2001-2021)||$7,000|
|Gabrielle Nankivell||Future Histor: Documentation and presentation||$17,610|
|Dylan Crismani||Utter: Stories told by a ghost, a book and a room||$23,477|
|Lewis Major||Traffic: Drive-in performance for isolated times||$25,795|
|Erin Fowler||EGG Development: New solo work||$15,300|
|Jo Stone||Kafka’s Breath: Creative development||$25,583|
|Annabel Matheson||How to Kill Your Hampser, by Eliza Oliver at RUMPUS||$22,841|
|Martha Lott||That 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 Næssan||Vetter og villskap album recording project||$12,175|
|Catherine Truman||Shared Reckonings – Stage 2||$21,375|
|Roy Ananda||Development of new work for a solo exhibition||$10,560|
|Sarra Tzijan||Modern Dhorka: A new body of sculptural work in collaboration with JamFactory glass studio||$15,200|
|Bridget Currie||Development of major new body of sculptural and sound work||$20,570|
|Grace Marlow||Hot body second phase development||$17,584|
|Anna Horne||Development of new work||$7,524|
|Nancy Downes||Life Forms: Group exhibition at Praxis Arts||$12,736|
|Sophie Armstrong||Regret: Durational live performance||$6,451|
|Aidan Coleman||Thin Ice: A life of John Forbes||$27,298|
|Deb Stewart||One Night (Working Title)||$4,327|
|Ben Brooker||Untitled creative non-fiction book research and mentorship||$7,400|
|Derek Pedley||Child 36112: A memoir of Australian adoption||$10,975|
For more information or assistance contact ASAGrants@sa.gov.au