Opportunities

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

Arts Recovery Fund – Arts South Australia

The four new funding categories are:

Artist Employment Grants

Funding of up to $30,000 is available for activity which directly employs South Australian professional practicing artists and arts workers.

Eligible applicants include arts and culture organisations, local government, state government entities and not-for-profit organisations. Full details here.

Round 1 closes on 6 December 2021.

Round 2 closes on 28 February 2022.

Practice Research and Development Grants

Funding of up to $20,000 is available for practice-based research and experimentation related to making and presenting work in a living-with-COVID environment.

Eligible applicants include individual artists, independent groups, arts and culture organisations employing independent artists to undertake research and experimentation. Full details here.
Round 1 closes on 6 December 2021.

Round 2 closes on 28 February 2022.

Festivals and Events Grants

Funding of up to $15,000 is available to support the direct costs of employing professional artists in emerging and small scale local and regional festivals and events.

Eligible applicants: emerging and small-scale local and regional festivals and events, including those managed by local government. Full detailshere.

Round 1 closes on 30 November 2021.

Round 2 (subject to available funding) closes on 28 February 2022.

Round 3 (subject to available funding) closes on 15 April 2022.

Collaboration Grants

Grants of $100,000 are available to support partnership opportunities and encourage strategic and innovative collaborations across the arts sector, with a focus on risk-taking, knowledge and resource sharing and new employment opportunities.

Eligible applicants: independent groups, arts and culture organisations including statutory authorities. Full details here.

This round closes on 7 February 2022.

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.

Ongoing

National Parks and Wildlide South Australia Grants

The Nature‐Based Tourism Small Grants Program is part of the $5 million Nature‐Based Tourism Co-investment Fund launched in 2020 to help businesses activate or build on existing ecologically sensitive tourism offerings in the state’s national parks, reserves, botanic gardens, and Crown land.

Director Tourism and Economic Development with the Department for Environment and Water Jo Podoliak said the small grants program provides grants of between $2,000 to $15,000 for small-scale and innovative projects to support tourism activation in South Australia, grow the economy and create jobs.

Amount: up to $15,000
Closes: 3 December 2021

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City of Adelaide Arts and Cultural Grants

The City of Adelaide 2016-2020 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.

Ongoing

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Ripple Effect Micro-Grants

The Team at Power Living believes in the power of community in a big way and we believe that the shift that is happening right here at the studio can have a major flow on effect. That is why they are starting Ripple Effect.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!

Ongoing

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Australia Council Investment and Development Opportunities

Closing in February 2022

Closing in March 2022

  • Arts Projects for Individuals & Groups
  • Arts Projects for Organisations
  • Playing Australia
  • Contemporary Touring Initiative
  • Contemporary Music Touring Program

Closing in April 2022

  • Translation Fund for Literature
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Department of the Premier and Cabinet; Arts South Australia

Projects – Community (February 2022 Round)

This grant supports collaboration between professional artists and communities to achieve inclusive artistic, cultural and social outcomes.

Project activity must be developed in consultation with the target community and designed to meet identified community needs, aspirations or intentions. Project proposals must incorporate and reference community and cultural development methodologies; engagement and creative process is the primary focus. A public outcome is not essential; the outcome may be building capacity within a community to engage further with arts and culture.

Applications that explore social and cultural issues with regional South Australian communities, people with disability, young people, culturally-diverse communities, emerging communities, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and remote communities are encouraged.

Grant Amount: up to $40 000
Closes: 7 February, 2022
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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.

Ongoing
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Career Development

ANAT Synapse Residency

ANAT is a national network that creates opportunities for experimental artists to collaborate with science and technology partners. We do this because we believe artists are essential to how we imagine and shape our future.

ANAT is calling for applications from artists and scientists for our prestigious Synapse Residency program, which, since 2004, has enabled research collaborations between more than 100 artists and scientists.

ANAT Synapse involves Australian research organisations hosting artists in residence, leading to profound artistic and professional development for the participants, while also building a sustainable support base for interdisciplinary creative collaboration in Australia.

ANAT Synapse brings artists and researchers together in partnerships that generate new knowledge, ideas and processes beneficial to both fields. A distinguishing feature of the residencies is their creative research focus, with applicants dissuaded from anticipating specific outcomes at the outset.

Residencies take place over 16 weeks full-time, the equivalent part-time, or, in discrete blocks over a longer duration during 2022. ANAT will pay participating artists a fee of $4,400 per month (or part-time equivalent) and contribute towards project material costs, accommodation expenses and return travel to the destination of the residency, if required. The host organisation will provide in-kind access to staff, equipment, space and resources, and will assist with disseminating outcomes at the conclusion of the residency.

Applications Close: 16 Feburary 2022

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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.

Ongoing

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Fashion – make a statement

Artists and creative community members are invited to apply to participate in our 2022 Fringe Festival exhibition Fashion – make a statement.

We tend to define ourselves and others by what we wear.
What do you think?

Contribute an artwork that explores one of these themes – fast fashion and waste, sustainable fashion, high fashion rebellion fashion, social status or body image.

Your submission can be wearable art, photography, painting, sculpture
collage and more.

Request an application form by emailing arts@cttg.sa.gov.au
or phone 8397 7216

The Arts Centre Port Norlunga

City of Onkaparinga

The Arts Centre, Port Noarlunga, is seeking expressions of interest from artists and curators, for exhibition proposals for 2022.
Expressions of Interest are invited for the presentation of new work by artists working in any media.

Expressions of Interest are also invited from curators, who may like to develop an exhibition of new work by an artist or group of artists working in any media.
Exhibitions spaces are available from February through until November 2022, with all exhibitions generally being on display for 4 weeks.

Exhibition proposals may also request to be on display to coincide with state-based events, such as SALA, Adelaide Fringe Festival, etc.

Ongoing

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The Arts Centre Port Norlunga

City of Onkaparinga

The Arts Centre, Port Noarlunga, is seeking expressions of interest from artists and curators, for exhibition proposals for 2022.
Expressions of Interest are invited for the presentation of new work by artists working in any media.

Expressions of Interest are also invited from curators, who may like to develop an exhibition of new work by an artist or group of artists working in any media.
Exhibitions spaces are available from February through until November 2022, with all exhibitions generally being on display for 4 weeks.

Exhibition proposals may also request to be on display to coincide with state-based events, such as SALA, Adelaide Fringe Festival, etc.

Ongoing

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Art Prizes

Small Works Art Prize 2022

Attracting thousands of visitors to its showcase exhibition and featuring hundreds of artworks from artists from all across Australia and beyond, Small Works Art Prize is Australia’s largest open call art prize for artworks measuring 35x35x35cm or less.

Entries are open to all 2D and 3D artworks measuring 35x35x35cm or less.

All levels of experience welcome, all themes, styles, and mediums accepted – with ALL ENTRIES EXHIBITED from 7 – 21 January 2022.

Over $5000 in prizes to be awarded including:

First Place: $3000 Cash Prize (non-acquisitive)

Brunswick Street Gallery Solo Exhibition 2022 Prize

People’s Choice Award

Plus more to be announced!

Entries close 21 November

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Bay of Fires Art Prize

The $20 000 Bay of Fires Art Prize is an acquisitive prize held in St Helens, Tasmania. 2022 marks the 10th year the Prize has been held.
Call for entries December 1, 2022.

 

Entries close 31 March

Bendigo Community Bank Prize

Entries are now open for the annual Port Lincoln Art Prize and close Monday 6th December 2021 at 3pm. It is open to all Australian residents, providing a prestigious competition for the many artists who enter and the opportunity to have their efforts publicly acknowledged with the chance to win awards from a $10,950 prize pool.

The Bendigo Community Bank Port Lincoln is the 2022 Major Prize Award sponsor with a donation of $8,500.

Artworks will be assessed by an independent judge from outside of the Eyre Peninsula, with winners announced at an official Opening and Awards night presentation on January 14th 2022. The exhibition will be on show at the Nautilus Arts Centre, 66 Tasman Terrace, Port Lincoln South Australia

Entries close 6 December

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Darling Portrait Art Prize

This national prize honours the legacy of Mr L Gordon Darling AC CMG, a key player in the establishment of the National Portrait Gallery of Australia.

The winner will receive $75,000, with all finalists exhibited at the National Portrait Gallery between 24 June – 9 October, 2022.

Entries need to have been completed on or after 1 July 2019.

Entries close 15 January 2022

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The John Glover $50,000 Acquisitive Prize

The Glover Prize is acquisitive, selected from around 40 works chosen by a panel of eminent judges. All other exhibited entries are eligible for the (non-acquisitive) People’s Choice Award of $3000, the Children’s Choice Award of $500 and the Hanger’s Choice Award of $500.

The exhibition of finalists’ paintings is held over the March long-weekend in the historic Falls Park pavilion in Evandale, a village on the beautiful northern plains of Tasmania.

Entries close 22 January

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