This grant supports the professional development of individual, independent artists and arts workers to undertake skills development and training that is relevant to their arts practice or professional practice.
To assist 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||up to $15,000||up to $15,000||up to $15,000||up to $15,000|
|Open date||11 January 2021||17 May 2021||6 September 2021||20 December 2021|
|Closing date||5 pm|
8 February 2021
2 July 2021
11 October 2021
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 arts workers (individuals and groups).
- Small-to-medium organisations and major organisations can only apply to host an artist-in-residence to benefit a cohort of artists.
Artists and arts workers employed (at least 0.6 FTE) by funded organisations require a financial contribution of a minimum of 30% of total activity cost to be made by the organisation if the activity relates to their employment.
Who is ineligible
- Funded organisations: small-to-medium organisations, major organisations (except for proposals which support an artist-in-residence program)
- Organisations funded through the National Performing Arts Partnership Framework (NPAPF) formerly known as Major Performing Arts (MPA) Companies
- Statutory Authorities
You can apply for:
- Short courses, including arts related business courses
- Work placement
- Attendance at conferences
- Arts residencies
- Attachment to festivals or arts organisations, internships
In the case of arts residency, the host organisation is expected to make a significant contribution towards your placement.
This category funds:
- Artists’ fees
- Conference/workshop/masterclass fees
- Travel, living allowance
- Mentoring fees
- Materials (directly related to the development opportunity)
- Hire of studio, venue, equipment
- Short course fees
This category does not fund:
- Building your reputation through public appearances or developing future work opportunities at festivals and events. You can apply for these activities through the Market Development category.
How to apply
Read the How to Apply guidelines before you begin preparing your application.
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.
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.
|Gabriella Smart||Professional mentorship to develop a five-year career and business strategy||$9,800|
|Edwin Kemp Attrill||New career development through mentorship, courses and work placements||$13,530|
|Jasmin McWatters||New Play Development (Weight)||$9,181|
|Lucy Haas-Hennessy||Zen Zen Zo Creative Entrepreneur Internship||$9,006|
|Richard Parker||Media Mentorship||$3,300|
|Penelope Cashman||Pianistic and pedagogical specialisation in the Taubman Approach||$12,574|
|Matthew Lang||Professional career and community engagement development||$7,360|
|Callan Fleming||Mentorship with Gabrielle Nankivell||$2,688|
|Corey McMahon||Arts Leadership Professional Development||$14,160|
|Alexandra Hirst||Glass casting mentorship and residency||$5,800|
For more information or assistance contact ASAGrants@sa.gov.au