We are thrilled to offer the fourth round of the Catapult mentorship program, with multiple mentorships at $5,000 available for South Australian artists, craftspeople and designers. Thanks to a new partnership with Country Arts SA, two of these mentorships have been earmarked to support regional artists, one of which will be awarded to an artist under the age of 26.

Catapult is generously funded through the Guildhouse Creative Champions donor program and Country Arts SA.

2021 Catapult applications are now open, closing Monday 24 May, 9am.

Building on from many years of successful mentorship programs, this current round of Catapult continues a focus on applications that will provide a long lasting impact on the career of the recipient. Our mentorships have supported a diverse mix of artists and learning outcomes, each with an ambitious drive to build on existing skills and extend the development and professionalism of practice. Robust connections between the mentee and mentor and thorough, achievable action plans have proven to be the successful recipe for meaningful mentorships, and we look forward to facilitating more transformational experiences in 2021.

‘This opportunity has had a significant impact on my career. During the particularly uncertain and tumultuous period of COVID-19, this mentorship has been an excellent anchor for my professional practice, and served as a great way to navigate my constantly changing career plans.’

Georgia Button, Catapult 2020

‘This mentorship both grew my understanding of who it is that I am, as performer / person, while also giving me some knowledge of a specific approach to performance that I didn’t know a great deal about.’

Monte Masi, Catapult 2020

2021 Catapult applications are now open, closing Monday 24 May 9am

Key Resources

Frequently asked questions can be found here.

Visit the toolkit page on our website for guidance in writing your application. There you will find a toolkit specific to developing a mentorship proposal, as well as toolkits around how write a budget, an artist statement and a CV.

It is acknowledged that the aims and outcomes of a mentorship differ from a grant application and it is therefore advised that applicants familiarise themselves with the breadth of previous recipients and join a conversation with Artistic Program Manager Debbie Pryor before forming their 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

Please note: This opportunity is not available to undergraduate students, studying at the time of application or during the project.

Applicants must be financial Guildhouse members, residing in South Australia.

Online Application

Please complete the online application form above. The form includes tips and explanations for each field, please hover your mouse over a field for more information. Should you have further questions please visit the FAQ’s.

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

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

Notification

Applicants will be notified on or before mid-June 2021 as to the success of an application.

Mentorships must be completed by 1 June 2022.

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.

Documentation

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.

Selection Panel

The panel will include a Guildhouse representative, Lauren Mustillo from Country Arts SA and two esteemed members of the South Australian arts industry.