Art Works


Guildhouse is calling for expressions of interest from artists, makers and writers for ART WORKS – a new initiative of the City of Adelaide that we are delivering in partnership at the Minor Works Building. Joint applications are welcome.

  • • artist in residence
  • • creative workshops
  • • writer in residence

The Minor Works Building is located just off Stamford Court between Sturt Street and Wright Street and sits within the new Ergo Apartments development. The two storey building is owned by City of Adelaide and was originally part of Council’s old Sturt Street Depot, a warehouse built for the City Engineer’s Department in 1939. The space presents a compelling opportunity for creative and cultural activation:

The ground floor is available between 29 March and 31 August 2018 each Monday, Thursday, Friday (except 9am-12.30pm 11 May) and the• third and fourth Saturday and Sunday of each month.


Two six-week residency opportunities are available for artists with a socially-engaged practice or concept to foreground social issues and collaboration with engaged communities that explore at least one key element of key strategic directions identified in the City of Adelaide’s Strategic Plan to culminate in an exhibition, demonstration, performance or event. There is a stipend of $2,500 attached to each residency. Expressions of interest must highlight the context and communities you intend to engage (max one-page), and preferred residency period, April/May or July/August.


Expressions of interest are sought from experienced creative practitioners who wish to bring a creative workshop into the CBD to engage new audiences, or test a new creative workshop offering (eg: skills, format, idea, material).

There is no preferred workshop audience, format or duration, they should be structured for optimal results. Examples include day-time intensive, a series of regular evenings, weekends, or one off events. A small fee of $400 will be allocated to support your set up costs. It is expected you will generate income with your expenses recouped via workshop participant fees.

The number of artists engaged to deliver workshops will depend on the variety and extent of workshop models proposed; we aim to engage three or four artists. Expressions of interest must outline workshop goals, structure and audience (max one-page), and include a budget and any on-site requirements.


We invite expressions of interest for a writer-in-residence to respond to this new site of cultural activity; the space, ideas, engaged communities, the artists, their process and work, (max one-page). The writer can work flexibly from the Minor Works building when artists are in residence and workshops are taking place. The resulting work will enable storytelling and act as a permanent record of the projects undertaken for Guildhouse and the City of Adelaide. Guildhouse will work with the writer with the intention of seeking publishing opportunities. There is a stipend of $2000 for the writer in residence.


Applications due 9am Wednesday 21 March 2018.

Application details including eligibility, criteria and inclusions..
Please note applications must be submitted as ONE DOCUMENT to [email protected].
If you have any questions please get in touch with Megan on 8410 1822.