A total of 49 projects have been approved for funding through Arts South Australia’s July 2022 grant round, across categories including professional development, projects, market development, community and touring.

Funded activity spans literature, visual art, craft and design, and the performing arts sectors.

Some highlights include:

  • a grant of $40,000 to ActNow Theatre for its 2023 Cultural Leaders Program. The program will develop the cultural leadership skills of a diverse group of ten emerging artists and arts workers.
  • a grant of $40,000 to Tutti Arts to support a hip hop project for a team of learning-disabled artists to collaborate with internationally renowned artists, L-Fresh the Lion and Mirrah.
  • a Market Development grant of $12,862 for established playwright Finegan Kruckemeyer to participate in a workshop development of his play, Hibernation, at Abbey Theatre in Dublin, and to attend the play’s European premiere at Deutsches Schauspielhaus (Hamburg), Germany's largest theatre.

Minister for Arts Andrea Michaels congratulated the recipients of grants in this round and encouraged individuals and organisations to draw on the support available through the additional funding announced in the 2022 Budget.

“Through this funding, artists working across all artforms will have the chance to develop major works and projects, and through an increased number of fellowships, focus on creative development of their professional practice, making and presenting their work locally and engaging with diverse audiences and communities” said Minister Michaels.

The October round is currently open, with submissions due by 10 October.

Further information about each grant category, along with eligibility and assessment criteria, are available via each of the links in the full list of recipients below.

July 2022 Arts and Culture Grants

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Grants

Professional Development

Visual Art, Craft and Design

  • Miss Mariam “Lilla” Berry - Exploration in Photography and Mentorship with Colleen Strangeways

Learn more about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Grants: Professional Development


Visual Art, Craft and Design

  • Iwiri Aboriginal Corporation - Iwiri Ceramics: Stage 2
  • Open Space Contemporary Arts - First Nations projects
  • Ku Arts - Creative Skills Workshops - Port Augusta
  • Ceduna Aboriginal Corporation - Minyma Tjuta Tjunguringkula Workatunyi

Performing Arts

  • Australian Dance Theatre - Daniel Riley's 'Tracker' SA tour and regional engagement program

Learn more about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Grants: Projects

Grants for Individuals, Groups, Organisations

Development: Professional Development


  • South Australian India Delegation - South Australian Delegation for APWT Showcase and Bangalore Literature Festival
  • Georgina Chadderton - Attendance at 2022 Comic Art Workshop

Performing Arts

  • Zhao Liang - Residency in Singapore
  • Gabriella Smart - Gabriella Smart, Jesse Budel and Stuart Patterson to undertake a Professional Development with Lorna Wilson, learning Pitjantjatjara culture and language

Learn more about Grants for Individuals, Groups and Organisations: Development: Professional Development

Market Development

Visual Art, Craft and Design

  • Jason Sims - Attend exhibition opening HOFA, London
  • Post Office Projects - POP x ACE 2023 Visiting Curators Program

Performing Arts

  • Finegan Kruckemeyer - Seasons at major European theatres
  • Chamber Music Adelaide - Chamber Music Adelaide - Digital Chamber

Learn more about Grants for Individuals, Groups and Organisations: Development: Market Development

Projects: Independent Artists and Groups


  • 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

Visual Art, Craft and Design

  • Jason Sims - New work for solo exhibition at HOFA Gallery, London
  • Hannah Vorrath-Pajak - New Work for Exhibition at Hahndorf Academy
  • FELTspace - 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'

Performing Arts

  • 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 - Coldhands
  • Adelaide Cantata Band - Ring In the New
  • Sprott/Sweeney - 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)

Learn more about Grants for Individuals, Groups and Organisations: Projects: Independent Artists and Groups

Projects: Community

Performing Arts

  • ActNow Theatre Incorporated - ActNow Theatre's 2023 Cultural Leaders Program
  • Tutti Arts Inc - Tutti Arts Hip Hop Project

Visual Arts, Craft and Design

  • The Mill - The Mill’s BIPOC Collective

Learn more about Grants for Individuals, Groups and Organisations: Projects: Community

Projects: Touring Support

Performing Arts

  • Windmill Theatre Company - Hiccup - USA Tour

Learn more about Grants for Individuals, Groups and Organisations: Projects: Touring Support

Major Projects: Collaboration

Performing Arts

  • Patch Theatre Company - Timeline

Visual Art, Craft and Design

  • Guildhouse - Collaborative Investigations: The Collections Project

Learn more about Grants for Individuals, Groups and Organisations: Major Projects: Collaboration