Heidi Kenyon, From little things… (installation detail), 2018. Photograph Grant Hancock.

Guildhouse is all about connecting creatives with opportunities.

We share a variety of opportunities on offer through our partner organisations and the wider industry. In this section you can explore a variety of Art Prizes, Commissions, Proposals, Call-Outs, Residencies, Mentorships, Career Development, Grants and Funding opportunities.

Grants & Funding

See It LIVE e-voucher program

As part of the South Australian Government’s See It LIVE support package the latest round of See It LIVE e-voucher registrations are now OPEN until funding capacity for the program is fully expended, so get in quick. If you’re an eligible live music or hospitality venue, you can now apply for either a single $400 e-voucher or a 5-pack worth $2,000 to help you host South Australian bands or artists at your premises up until 16 April 2023.

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Blue Studio Residency

It is a self-funded Residency open to local, Australian and International ceramic artists of all skill levels. We welcome emerging and established artists needing time away to focus on their creative projects or research, immerse in a new environment and culture or seek renewed inspiration.


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Major Projects – Collaboration

This grant is a partnership opportunity, encouraging strategic and innovative collaborations across the arts sector, with a focus on risk-taking, knowledge and resource sharing and new employment opportunities.

Funding may be sought for creative development, art making and presentation across art forms, where the primary financial beneficiaries are independent artists and small-to-medium arts and cultural organisations.

Applications close 3 July 2023

Major Projects – Public Art and Design Major Commission

This grant supports the commissioning of significant new, high-quality works of art and design for public places by professional practicing South Australian artists. It recognises the role that outstanding public art projects play in enhancing South Australia’s reputation as a centre of arts excellence.

Applications close: 09 October 2023

Country Arts SA Project Grants

Project Grants will fund high-quality arts projects benefitting regional or remote artists, arts workers, audiences and communities. The focus of the project could include any area of creative practice, multiple artforms or cross-disciplinary practice.

Applications close: Round 2: 14 August 2023

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City of Adelaide Arts and Cultural Grants

The City of Adelaide Strategic Plan states that our culture infuses creativity and the arts in everything we do and commits to a multicultural city with a passion to create authentic and internationally renowned experiences.

The Arts and Cultural Grants Program is intended to assist in the delivery of the Strategic Plan by providing funding to eligible groups, organisations and individuals to deliver creative arts and cultural projects that contribute to a welcoming and dynamic city full of rich and diverse experiences.


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Peter Blazey Fellowship

This fellowship is awarded annually to further a work in progress for those writers in the non-fiction fields of biography, autobiography and life writing.

Applications close: 7 August 2023

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Australian Council for the Arts 

Grants for Individuals, Groups, Organisations

Australian Council for the Arts has an array of grants, mentorships, collaborations, residencies (national and international) and career development opportunities running year round. Programs and development initiatives are designed to be complementary, supporting artists throughout their careers, increasing access to arts and culture, and building the capacity and vibrancy of our national creative and cultural industries – vital contributors to Australia’s culture, identity, society and economy.

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SA Living Artist Publication

This grant supports the production of a major, high-quality book profiling an established South Australian visual art, craft and design practitioner with a significant track record of achievement in their area of practice. The book is developed and published in conjunction with the Board of the SALA Festival and Wakefield Press.

The publication also aims to support the development and profile of South Australian arts writing through the commissioning of a professional arts writer (or writers) and a mentorship opportunity for an emerging South Australian arts writer.

Applications close: 9 October 2023

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Ripple Effect Micro-Grants

This new initiative aims to see and acknowledge the people that are doing great things in our community, and in their communities and so on. It aims to flash fund transformational projects that build and shape communities as well as boost projects focusing on positive change. Ripple Effect is a framework for change by administering a micro-grant of $1500 for a different project every month. These micro-grants can be a catalyst for positive change that will ripple through the minds and hearts of Adelaide in a big way!


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Skills Development Assistance Grants

Country Arts SA’s Skills Development Assistance Grants are available to support artists and arts workers to participate in professional development opportunities. The grants are fast-turnaround and are intended for those who wish to undertake a time sensitive Skills Development opportunity. These grants provide assistance with travel and accommodation costs associated with undertaking professional development opportunities such as workshops, conferences, seminars etc. Country Arts SA’s Skills Development Assistance Program is managed by Country Arts SA on behalf of Arts South Australia for the South Australian Government. 


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Career Development

EOI 19th National Jewellers & Metalsmiths Group of Australia (JMGA) conference for contemporary jewellery

  1. Expressions of interest for conference papers/abstracts to be presented
  2. We are also seeking expressions of interest for exciting and innovative workshops to run either side of the conference. The dates for the Conference have been confirmed for Friday 4th October – Sunday 6th October 2024 in Northbridge, Perth. 

Expressions of intrest close: 31 March 2023

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First Nations Artist Mural Call Out

The City of Port Adelaide Enfield have an opportunity for a First Nation Artist / Artist team, to paint a mural on the amenities block, in Ngarrpadla Josie Agius Reserve, Taperoo.

The Artist / Artist team will be chosen based upon experience, work examples, an ability to collaborate with stakeholders, the quality of their application, and if shortlisted, their concept design.

EOI’s close: 26 March 2023

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Call for Submissions for Sculpture by the Sea

Call for submissions for the 25th Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi to be staged along the coastal walk from Bondi to Tamarama in Sydney, Australia from 20 October –6 November, 2023 are now open.

Applications close: 26 April 2023

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First Nations Curators Program

Applications are open year round The First Nations Curators’ Program offered by Firstdraft supports an emerging Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander practitioner to present a four-week exhibition at the gallery, a space for the presentation of emerging and experimental arts practice. Recipients receive a $1,500 curatorial fee, $1,000 for artist fees, help with exhibition development and a professional mentorship with an established First Nations curator. The Program is designed to provide early career curators with new skills, professional development and access to key industry networks.


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Delima Residency at Rimbun Dahan 2023

In 2023, The Mill will be offering one South Australian artist the opportunity to travel to Rimbun Dahan, Malaysia, for a 3-month (residential) residency, October-December 2023, in cooperation with Mahmood Martin Foundation.

This will be followed by a 3-month (non-residential) studio residency at The Mill, and a solo exhibition outcome presented in The Mill Showcase. 

Applications close: 08 May 2023

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Palmer Sculpture Biennial EOI

You are invited to submit an Expression of Interest to participate in the 11th Palmer Sculpture Biennial. The exhibition will be open for four weeks in March/April 2024.

Applications close: 1 June 2023

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Major Projects – Public Art and Design Major Commission 

This grant supports the commissioning of significant new, high-quality works of art and design for public places by professional practicing South Australian artists. It recognises the role that outstanding public art projects play in enhancing South Australia’s reputation as a centre of arts excellence.

Applications close: 09 October 2023

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Digital Transformation for the Creative Industries 

Australia Council for the Arts

Digital Transformation for the Creative Industries is an online short course designed specifically for artists and arts and creative workers it is best suited for those with a beginner or intermediate understanding of the digital space as it relates to the creative industries.

Developed and delivered in collaboration with the University of Technology Sydney (UTS), this six-week course will give you an insight into key digital concepts, modes of digital practice, emergent technologies and also introduce ideas around digital strategy and business model innovation.

Course dates:

  • 13 March – 21 April 2023
  • 8 May – 16 June 2023.

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KI Sculpture Trail

The Kangaroo Island Sculpture Trail (KIST) management committee invites artists to submit concepts for sculpture installations on the Kangaroo Island Sculpture Trail.

EOI close: 31 March 23

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Trott Park Art Trail – public art opportunity

An opportunity exists for artists / artist teams to create concepts for small-scale public artworks. Council seeks to engage South Australian based artists / artist teams to develop place-based integrated public art.

EOI close: 30 March 23

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Pulteney Grammar School Artist in Residence

Participants are provided with an inspiring and spacious atelier environment for the duration of their residency. They will work alongside students, as well as independently, to deliver a public outcome that will become part of the enduring legacy of the school community. Artists will be invited to deliver workshops to students and talks or open studio events to the broader community throughout the residency.

EOI close: 14 April 2023

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Call for Artists – Remake

Accepting 2D and 3D artwork created around the theme of ‘Remake’. All mediums are encouraged for the always popular and well attended South Australian Living Artists (SALA) Festival. Artists are encouraged to take their creative thinking to another level, focusing on artmaking through the reuse, repurposing, recycling and/or upcycling of items into a creative outcome. Guaranteed to entice viewer interest.

EOI close: 19 April 23

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First Nations Creative Careers Grants

If you are a First Nations creative, or a collective or organisation that partners with First Nations creatives, you can apply for up to $20,000 in funding!

We are now taking applications for our First Nations Creative Careers Grants. Apply for funding to put towards creative professional development leading to multidisciplinary art that enhances our city.

EOI close: 30 April 23

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EOI Public Artwork 

Expressions of interest are now open for the design, supply and install of a large scale public artwork in Kalorama Park, Dandenong Ranges, Victoria. 

Applications close: 05 April 2023

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HOLD: Call for Ceramic Artists

Ceramic artists are being invited from throughout Australia to investigate the beauty and sense of intimacy experienced when eating or drinking from an exquisitely crafted plate, or vessel.  

Applications close: 28 April 2023

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EOI – Worth Gallery

Worth Gallery is looking for new artists for commission oppertunities in commecrial spaces. Seeking large range of mediums and prices.

Please Email expressions to info@worthgallery.com and include:

Scale of work

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Iwiri Arts Job Opportunity 

An exciting opportunity exists to join the Art Studio at Iwiṟi Aboriginal Corporation. Iwiri is a member led Aṉangu organization offering a range of programs and supports to Aṉangu Pitjantjatjara and Yankunytjatjara speakers living in Adelaide. The Art studio sits alongside our performing arts program and has a strong ceramics and visual arts practice. The last 12 months has seen a significant skills growth in our Artist group and our commercial footprint across Australia. We are now looking for an experienced and passionate Art Manager to help continue this growth. Iwiṟi offers a unique opportunity to work with traditional artists in a rich and diverse linguistic cultural space in the metropolitan area. To apply please email applications to gm@iwiri.org.au

Applicaitons close: 31 March 2023

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Established since 2003, we are Adelaide’s exciting Artist-run gallery with more than 30 South Australian artists and designers showcasing contemporary art and Design in Gay’s Arcade, just off the heritage-listed Adelaide Arcade.

Currently we have a TWO VACANCIES, one for a FLOOR artist to join our collective. You may create in leather, fabric, sculpture, glass, ceramics, or…. THE OTHER for a JEWELLER

If you think this is something you may be interested OR if you just wish to find out more I am happy to have a chat on the phone, please contact Robyn Zerna-Russell, Selections Coordinator AS SOON AS POSSIBLE at zernarussell@gmail.com / 0400841 362

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Deep Creek Residency Fellowship

Matilda Bookshop, in partnership with Writers SA, and association with Ultimo Press, are offering an annual residency fellowship to a South Australian writer. The fellowship provides support (time, writing space and mentoring) to work on a writing project of literary merit.

Applicaitons close: 1 April 2023

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SALA Festival Call Out

If you are looking to participate in SALA 2023 but need to find an artist or a venue, the best way is to add yourself to the SALA Artist & Venue Finder. Just like ‘the Classifieds’, you will be able to create a short profile about your art or venue for venues or artists to view. Create a profile today! 

Applicaitons close: 17 May 2023

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Fleurieu Arthouse EOI

Fleurieu Arthouse is a multi-purpose, arts social enterprise situated in the tourism wine region of McLaren Vale. We have a broad customer-base consisting of locals and interstate/international travellers.

We offer –
Retail design store
Exhibition gallery
Workshop space

Resident artists work from purpose-built studios within our space which is open to the public.

We also have a retail design store where artists pay a monthly rental fee with a 10% commission.

We are issuing a callout for our exhibition “A Cornucopia of Art” which is a celebration of Australian art and will showcase the diversity of SA artists. Artists wishing to participate in this exhibition should email Anna Small at hello@fleurieuarthouse.com.au and submit an expression of interest. (Exhibition opening February 18th)

Creators interested in selling from our retail design space can apply via our website

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Art Prizes

Paddington Art Prize

Entries close 27 March 2023

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Clarence Prize

Entries close 14 April 2023

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The Olive Cotton Award

Entries close 30 April 2023

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Creative Health Art Prize

Entries close 29 May 2023

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All Connections to Unley Art Prize

Entries close 5 April 2023

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OMNIA Art Prize

Entries close 14 April 2023

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Biennial RSASA Abstract Prize Exhibition

Entries close 2 May 2023

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Kate Challis RAKA Award

Entries close 26 June 2023

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Watershed Creative Prize

Entries close 05 April 2023

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Remagine Art Prize

Entries close 26 April 2023

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Malka Aboriginal Art Prize

Entries close 12 May 2023

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