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.

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Open date11 January 202117 May 20216 September 202120 December 2021
Closing date5 pm
8 February 2021
5 pm
2 July 2021
5 pm
11 October 2021
5 pm
7 February 2022
Notification date23 April 20213 September 202117 December 202114 April 2022
Funded activity commencement date30 April 20216 September 202120 December 202118 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:

  • 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 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.

Artists/Creatives

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

July 2021

RecipientProjectAmount
Lina Limosani Projekt Moxie $35,000.00
Dylan Phillips SISSY $23,499.00
Lewis Major The remount and tour of the double-bill dance work 'Unfolding and Satori' alongside engagement activity in regional South Australia $27,678.00
Georgi Paech The Memory Museum $25,038.00
Daniel Jaber Presentation of Daniel Jaber’s ‘Performance Trilogy’ at the Samstag Museum of Art, 2022. $16,900.00
Astrid Pill 'Til Death Creative Development $24,253.00
Satomi Ohnishi San Ureshi with an extended ensemble: Performing and recording $14,919.00
Anthony Albrecht Kaurna Meyunna - The Seasons $38,759.00
Rebecca Meston Hits of the 70s, 80s and 90s - inSPACE development $11,404.00
Daniel Thorpe Close to the knives $17,660.00
Caroline Reid SIARAD $10,278.00
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. $21,078.00

ApplicantProject TitleApproved Amount
Robin Tatlow-Lord Jac & Jill creative development (middle-grade comics) $8,350.00
Anna Solding The Australian Short Story Festival $11,000.00
Ben Brooker Altered States $6,732.00
Mandy Foot Nurture - 32pp Children's Picture Book $9,375.00

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

Recipient

Project

Amount

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

RecipientProjectAmount
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

RecipientProjectAmount
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

Recipient

Project

Amount

Lucy Combe

The Deep North

$14,871

Stephen Noonan

Lift Off

$9,586

Kate Power

Final development and full presentation of Bedroom at Vitalstatistix

$26,396

Britt Plummer

Chamelon Regional Tour and Workshops

$24,231

Piri Eddy

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

$38,293

Jennifer Greer Holmes

Nevermore creative development

$17,550

Louise Blackwell

Love on the Left Bank

$24,966

Cayleigh Davies

InSPACE development of Retrieve Your Jeans

$12,857

Company AT

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

$50,500

Alexander Flood

Alexander Flood album recording

$7,600

Recipient

Project

Amount

Julia Robinson

Development of new work for a solo exhibition

$9,000

Alice Castello

FELTspace Exhibition Program,

March to August 2021

$11,843

Peta Kruger

Development of new large-scale works made from waste plastics

$10,400

Rayleen Forester

fine print magazine 2021 program

$10,000

Monte Masi

Fulfillment Centre creative development

$14,840

Margie Medlin

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

$7,500

Lisa Furno

Cause and Effect

$10,200

Jonathan Kim

Development of cross-cultural collaborations

$12,042

Victoria Lewis

Sanaa: A better world through creativity

$15,640

Zoe Grigoris

Solo SALA Exhibition at JamFactory 2021

$8,103

Recipient

Project

Amount

Rachael Mead

The Art of Breaking Ice – a novel

$9,600

Georgina Chadderton

Oh Brother - graphic novel memoir

$9,970

Liana Skrzypczak

The Lore of Jeju

$5,000

Phoebe Paterson

de Heer

The Bodies That Work It – Memoir manuscript writing time

$9,100

August 2020

RecipientProjectAmount
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

RecipientProjectAmount
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

RecipientProjectAmount
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

Contact

For more information or assistance contact ASAGrants@sa.gov.au