CATAPULT: 2019 Call Out

We are thrilled to offer the second round of the CATAPULT mentorship program, with multiple mentorships available at $5,000 and one at $10,000 for South Australian artists, craftspeople and designers.

Generously funded by visionary philanthropic organisation, The Ian Potter Foundation.

2019 Catapult applications are now open, closing June 24 at 5pm.

Building on from 2018’s successful inaugural Catapult program, this current round continues a focus on ambitious, transformational applications that will provide a long lasting impact on the career of the recipient. The 2018 Catapult cohort showed a strong mix of artists hungry to build on existing skills and extend the creation and presentation of their work.

These goals were realised through strong connections between the mentee and mentor and thorough action plans, and we look forward to facilitating meaningful experiences in 2019.

Catapult and Catapult + TARNANTHI are opportuitues open to South Australian Guildhouse members.

This CATAPULT mentorship has been both challenging and rewarding. Richard Lewer as a mentor is a champion, he has strengthened my thought process, toughened the way I see things, and stretched my ability to question absolutely everything.

Jane Skeer

2018 CATAPULT Mentee

Guildhouse will once again offer Catapult + TARNANTHI a career development mentorship program for South Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists, craftspeople and designers.

In partnership with TARNANTHI, this mentorship program provides a funded opportunity for an artist to work with a mentor for up to a year, culminating in a presentation of new work as part of the TARNANTHI 2021 Festival.

TARNANTHI presents the contemporary art of the oldest living culture on an unprecedented scale, in a national event held annually by the Art Gallery of South Australia

Catapult and Catapult + TARNANTHI are opportuitues open to South Australian Guildhouse members.

2019 Catapult+TARNANTHI applications are now open,

Applications can be made through contacting Guildhouse via the Artistic Programs Manager, Debbie Pryor on +61 8 8410 1822 or by emailing Debbie Pryor by clicking here

Or online here:

Please note that this opportunity is not available to undergraduate students, studying at the time of application.

Application Criteria

  • A confirmed national or international mentor
  • Single page Project Proposal, outlining what you stand to gain and the key goals of the mentorship
  • Project Timeline
  • Budget
  • 200 word biography each, for mentor and mentee
  • Single page CV, for the mentee
  • One referee

Online Application
Please complete the online application form above. The form includes tips and explanations for each field. Should you have further questions please visit the FAQ’s.

You will be notified on or before 1 July 2019 whether or not your application is successful.

Mentorships must be completed by 1 June 2020

Project Reporting
The mentor and the mentee will provide Guildhouse with a progress report half way through the project, and again at the end of the project with a final report. Reporting documents will include an overview of activities, key goal indicators achieved, documentation of the project and receipts/invoices.

We may engage a photographer or filmmaker to document the project outcomes, and your participation in this process is a condition in undertaking this opportunity. You are also required to submit visual documentation you undertake yourselves to record your mentorship experience. We collect information from the program to attract potential project partners for reporting requirements and for use on social media.

Judging Panel

The panel will include a Guildhouse representative, and two esteemed members of the South Australian Arts Industry.


The CATAPULT project also includes an important research study in partnership with the University of South Australia, to examine the impact of mentorships on artistic careers over time.

This year we work once again with Country Arts SA to ensure that representation amongst regional artists is present, and with the University of South Australia to conduct meaningful research into long term impact upon both mentee and mentor.


2019 CATAPULT applications are now open, closing June 24 at 5pm.

Guildhouse have prepared a Toolkit for creating Budgets and may provide useful information when forming the budget for this application, and can be found here:

Applicants will receive an email confirming the submission of their application – if this notification is not received the application has not submitted correctly.

Once you have submitted the form changes cannot be made to an application.


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