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.

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Grants & Funding

Spotlight Residency

The Mill Spotlight Residency is an open project development and presentation platform available to South Australian performing artists working with contemporary culture. The aim of the residency is to offer place and space as part of a vibrant arts community, for artists to develop and show new or existing work and then take that work interstate for further development, presentation and networking opportunities. 

Applications close: 11 Dec

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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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Creative Development Grants – Helpmann Academy

The Creative Development Grants support eligible emerging creatives with grants of up to $3,000 to kickstart new projects, research and develop ideas/new works or build skills, markets and creative practices.

Round 2 close: 27 Nov

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Creative Development Grants – Helpmann Academy

The Creative Development Grants support eligible emerging creatives with grants of up to $3,000 to kickstart new projects, research and develop ideas/new works or build skills, markets and creative practices.

Round 2 close: 27 Nov

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Professional Development Grants – Government of South Australia

This grant supports the professional development of individual, independent artists and arts workers to undertake skills development and training that is relevant to their arts practice or professional practice.

Applications close: 6 Feb 2023

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Australia Council Author or Illustrator Travel Grants

Individuals or international literary organisations may apply to support authors and illustrators to travel to attend events or activities associated with publication and promotion of their work overseas. The proposal should include a program of activities designed to engage international readers.

This funding may assist with international air fares and other travel costs associated with participation in literary festivals, book tours or other promotional events.

Contributions of $5,000 per successful applicant are available

Applications close: 06 December

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Country Arts SA grants

Country Arts SA offers support for arts and cultural activities in regional South Australia that are sustainable, have long term cultural, economic and social benefits, develop partnerships and cultural networks and provide skills development opportunities. Grants across the following programs are available: Quick Response Grants, Shows On The Road Grant. Visit the website to read the relevant information before applying.


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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Sir James Gobbo Legacy Fellowship

The International Specialised Skills Institute (ISS Institute) is offering one Sir James Gobbo Legacy Fellowship in the amount of $10,000. The 2022 Sir James Gobbo Legacy Fellowship provides an opportunity for young people to acquire higher-level skills and drive leading practice and innovation in Australia. It is intended that the Fellowship applicants will demonstrate potential benefits for, and application in,  Australia.

Applications should focus on the following areas:

  • Conservation

  • Heritage trades

  • Artisan skills

  • Italian language and culture.

Applications close: 11 November

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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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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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Career Development

ANAT Board Member EOI

Collaboration is in our DNA. ANAT relies on the vision and strength of our Board of Directors to guide our approach and intent. ANAT’s vision for 2021-2024 is to invigorate and deepen our leadership role in nurturing and championing Australian artists working with emerging and experimental practices.

Applications close: 09 December

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InReview Mentorship – Helpmann Academy

The Helpmann Academy InReview Mentorship 2023 seeks to develop the next generation of arts reviewers and rebuild the practice of robust discourse and analysis of South Australian performing and visual arts.

The ten-week mentoring program will connect experienced arts writers with emerging voices, as part of a program to strengthen coverage of arts and culture in South Australia.

Applications close 13 November 

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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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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:

  • 5 September – 14 October 2022
  • 31 October – 9 December 2022
  • 16 January – 24 February 2023
  • 13 March – 21 April 2023
  • 8 May – 16 June 2023.

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Sawtooth ARI Call Out (TAS)

First Space is an ongoing place for First Nations peoples to share art, experiences, creations and their stories. We want to continually generate real change and support for the community, and to create further diversification within our exhibitions, to centre conversations through a First Nations lens.

We are working with an Indigenous Advisory group, who have the primary voice in the programming and decision making for First Space. We feel that it is time for us to step back and step up, and to hand over the space to First Nation’s voices.

Applications close: 17 Nov


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EOI – Lefevre Community Stadium Cafe Mural

Expressions are sought from South Australian Artists / Artist teams to design and paint an intricate mural on an interior wall in The Lefevre Community Stadium, 541 Victoria Road, Osborne

Applications close: 27 November

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Belco Art – Earth: Unframed

Artists are being invited from throughout Australia to investigate their concept of ‘earth’; our home, the environment, soil, land, fragility, strength or purpose. Artists working in any stage of their creative practice be it as a professional or hobbyist are welcome to submit work exploring this theme at A3 (29.7 x 42 cm) on paper and unframed. Exhibition to be held at Belco Arts in Canberra.

Applications close 27 Jan 2023

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ANAT Synapse Residency program

ANAT Synapse brings artists and researchers together in partnerships that generate new knowledge, ideas and processes beneficial beyond both fields. A distinguishing feature of the residencies is their creative research focus, with applicants supported in collaborative experimentation rather than anticipating specific outcomes.

Residencies are open to Australian artists (Australian citizens or permanent residents) working in any discipline and/or medium. As an accessible and inclusive arts organisation, ANAT enables artistic perspectives that reflect contemporary Australia. We especially encourage First Nations people to apply.

Applications close 16 Feb 2023

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BIPOC Collective

The BIPOC Collective (working title) is a new project initiated and facilitated by Kaurna, Narrunga and Ngarrindjeri artist, and 2022 Sponsored Studio recipient Tikari Rigney.

The Collective will be made up of SA-based artists who identify as Black, Indigenous or People of Colour (BIPOC). This Collective will create a community setting for multi-disciplinary artists to share, create and work collaboratively. Ultimately providing a platform for artists to express themselves and share stories within a safe space, while also making friends and sharing.

We’re seeking BIPOC artists, makers and arts workers to join the first meet-up which will be held on Wednesday, October 19, 5:30-7pm. This meet-up is free and snacks will be provided, if you can’t attend in-person you can also join via Zoom.

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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. A great venue in the heart of the city and a vibrant and supportive artist community.

Currently we have a VACANCY for a FLOOR artist to join our collective. You may create in leather, fabric, sculpture, glass, ceramics, or….

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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Sculpture for Clyde (NSW)

Sculpture for Clyde is a ten-day art festival celebrating imagination in 3D. The festival is open to professional, emerging and novice artists with prize money to the value of almost $90,000.

Applications close: 28 Feb 2023

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Adelaide Festival Centre’s inSPACE writing residencies

writeSPACE is a residency program for creators of new and original written works for, stage, screen, book or zine, including cross-genre works.

We provide a unique opportunity for independent South Australian artists and collaborators to create and imagine new, contemporary and innovative literary works.

Applications close: 12 December

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Surf Art Exhibition 

The Exhibition displays works which celebrate the ocean and surfing culture, our stunning coastal environments and beach side lifestyle as key themes.

In 2022, the annual Surf Art Exhibition will offer an art award, with an artwork being judged / chosen to be awarded a prize of $2,000. There shall also be a People’s Choice Award, to the value of $500.

Applications close: 11 November

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EOI – Thienny Lee Gallery (Edgecliff, NSW) 

Thienny Lee Gallery considers exhibition proposals from artists across the globe, emerging, established, solo or in groups.

Submissions are considered in light of space availability and the overall curatorial vision of the Gallery, which is to present engaging exhibitions by a range of artists from diverse backgrounds.


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First Nations Artists Exhibition Opportunity

Located in Adelaide’s north east, Gallery 1855 is managed by the City of Tea Tree Gully and is located at 2 Haines Road, Tea Tree Gully. It is located in the historic township of Tea Tree Gully.

Single artists or groups of artists – up to 10 in the group – can apply.

This is an open exhibition opportunity and the exhibition context, theme and content will be determined by the successful artists in consultation with the City of Tea Tree Gully through Gallery 1855.

Applications close: 19 December

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Bait / Switch Call and Responce Art Publication

Are you a creative person? Want to get published? Wold you like to participate in a game of interdisciplinary art telephone? 

We will give you a prompt. It could be visual art, music, writing, video, food…anything, really. Then we give you two weeks to create a peice of work in response. 

Once you submit the finished work, we’ll interview you about your creative process. Then publish your work and interview in our magazine. Your work gets passed on to another artist to respond to. 

Ongoing call out

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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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Art Prizes

Nillumbik Prize for Contemporary Art

Entries close 14 November

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Ramsay Art Prize

Entries close 16 December 2022

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Ravenswood Australian Women’s Art Prize

Entries close 15 Feb 2023

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Midsumma and Australia Post Art Award

Entries close 11 November 2022

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Judith Wright Poetry Prize

Entries close 14 November 2022

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Adelaide Park Lands Art Prize

Entries close 31 January 2023

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Small Works Art Prize 

Entries close 20 November

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Collie Art Prize

Entries close 9 December 2022

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Glover Prize

Entries close 27 January 23

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