Image: 2020 Catapult mentee James Howe with mentor Gray Hawke. Photograph Sia Duff.

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 2022.

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

We strongly encourage regional artists to apply. 

2022 Catapult applications open Monday 2 May 2022, closing Tuesday 14 June 9am ACST.

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
  • Contact details for the mentor – phone and email
  • Single page CV, for the mentee
  • One referee


  • 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 FAQs.

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

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


Applicants will be notified on or before mid-August 2022 as to the success of an application.

Mentorships must be completed by 1 June 2023.

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.

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.

Applications close Tuesday 14 June 9am ACST.

Catapult One on One Appointments

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 Program Producer Sam Faehrmann before forming their application. These sessions are free.

Visit the booking page to view available times and to book your slot.

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.