ART WORKS: Residencies and Creative Workshops

How to get involved

ART WORKS is a program of residencies and creative workshops, designed to provide a city-based platform for artists to pursue new ways of working and engaging with audiences. A new initiative delivered by Guildhouse in partnership with the City of Adelaide at the Minor Works Building.

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


Two six-week residency opportunities 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.

April May: Kaspar Schmidt Mumm

July August: Billie Justice Thomson


The writer will respond to this new site of cultural activity; the space, ideas, engaged communities, the artists, their process and the work.. The resulting work will document the projects undertaken and enable storytelling.

April – August: Rayleen Forester



We are doing a second call out for expressions of interest from experienced creative practitioners who wish to bring a creative workshop into the CBD in July or August 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. Expressions of interest must outline workshop goals, structure and audience (max one-page), and include a budget and any on-site requirements.

Application details including eligibility, criteria and inclusions

26 May: Contemporary Paper Jewellery Workshop with Sahr Bashir

23 June: Contemporary Paper Jewellery Workshop (14+) with Sahr Bashir