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.

The opportunities listed here are independent from Guildhouse. Please follow the links or contact information provided for further information.

Grants & Funding

Creative Australia Investment and Development Opportunities

Creative Australia offers a range of funding opportunities including Arts Projects for individuals, Groups or Organisations. Visit the website for further details and funding round dates. 

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Country Arts SA Grants

Grants are available to support 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.

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Arts South Australia Arts and Culture Grants Program

Arts South Australia connects the arts and culture sector in South Australia with financial support for a range of activities.

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City of Adelaide Arts and Cultural Grants

Arts & Cultural Grants support eligible individuals and organisations to deliver creative arts and cultural projects that enable Adelaide’s vision for a Creative City and contribute to the delivery of City of Adelaide’s Strategic Plan.

NOW OPEN: closing 15 October 2023

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Visions of Australia regional exhibition touring program

The Visions of Australia regional exhibition touring program supports audience access to Australian arts and cultural material, with a particular focus on tours to regional and remote Australia.

Closing 13 October 2023

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City of Adelaide Quick Response Grants

Quick Response Grants are for a maximum of $2,000. Applications must be submitted at least 30 days before the project start date. Notification of results is expected to take 15 business days.

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Independent Arts Foundation

The Independent Arts Foundation makes available funding for small grants up to a maximum of $1,000 for individuals and $5,000 for groups. All art forms are eligible including (but not limited to): Creative Writing (fiction, non-fiction, screen plays, poetry), Music (composition, performance, recording & production), Performing Arts (acting, directing, circus, dance), Visual Arts (all media), Film & New Media, Multi Arts.

Closing 1 October 2023

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Helpmann Academy Development Grants

Our new HA>NESS Development Grants support eligible emerging creatives with grants of up to $3,000 each, to kickstart new projects, research and develop ideas or new works, or build skills, markets and creative practices.

Closing 22 October 2023

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City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters Art and Culture Grants

(Up to $5,000 per financial year)

The Public Art & Culture Grants Scheme has three funding categories:

  1. Artistic & Cultural Programs & Events
  2. Artistic Development
  3. Visual Public Art.

NOW OPEN: closing 9 October 2023

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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.

Closing 9 October 2023

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City of Port Adelaide Enfield Creative Industry Grants

The Creative Industry Grants have been designed to support creative practitioners of all disciplines to grow their practice and deliver projects that contribute to PAE’s vision for a strong, creative, impactful and sustainable arts ecology. Grants of up to $5,000 are available. 

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Ripple Effect Mirco-grants

Ripple Grants fund transformational projects that build and shape communities at local scale. The process is competitive, with an emphasis on projects that are clear, achievable and have impact. 

Micro-grants of $1500 are awarded to a different project every second month, as decided by our incredible group of donors based on the applications received over the previous 8 weeks.

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Career Development

Including public art EOIs, exhibition call outs, residencies, mentorships, fellowships and more career development opportunities.

Helpmann Academy: Elise Ross Regional Award

The Elise Ross Regional Award 2024 is proudly supported by the Ross Family and is valued at up to $5,000. The award will assist emerging visual and performing artists based in regional South Australia, to overcome barriers presented by distance and population size, with creative and professional development opportunities.

Closing 15 October 2023

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2024 Brighton Jetty Sculptures Registration

The Brighton Jetty Sculptures Exhibition will be held from 17 to 28 January 2024. Artists are invited to submit online entries for Outdoor and Indoor Sculptures by Saturday 28 October 2023.

Closing 28 October 2023

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Exhibition Call Out

The Shaper Studio - Residencies

We offer a range of creative spaces for individual and groups to undertake self-directed residencies in the tranquil beauty of Tasmania. Book throughout 2023.

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THRF Video and Moving Image Program

Expressions of interest are welcomed throughout the year from artists wishing to participate in the THRF Group – Creative Health Video and Moving Image Program. Viewed via our website, this Program showcases artists working in the medium of Video and Moving Image Art.

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firstdraft First Peoples Curators Program

The First Peoples Curators Program supports an emerging Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander curator with new skills, professional presentation and development opportunities, and access to key industry networks.

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Sauerbier House EOIs

Artist in Residence program 2024-25:
Expressions of interest are now open for practicing contemporary Artists to apply to undertake a site responsive/site specific studio residency [supported] at Sauerbier House, in Port Noarlunga, South Australia. Artists can apply to occupy a studio for either twelve week or six-week residencies.

[GRAFTd] Exhibitions:
Sauerbier House is currently accepting applications from local or visiting contemporary Artists or Curators interested in exhibiting a [GRAFTd] exhibition into the galleries of Sauerbier House. 

Apply by 29 September 2023

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ANAT Synapse Residency

ANAT Synapse is a residency program that involves Australian research organisations hosting artists in residence to undertake a period of creative research and practice. The program brings artists and researchers together in partnerships that generate new knowledge, ideas and processes beneficial beyond both fields.

Closing 16 November 2023

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Desart Consultants EOI

Desart are looking for individuals or businesses with experience and interest in Aboriginal arts and arts administration to provide contracted services to our member art centres.

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JamFactory Associate Program

JamFactory’s highly acclaimed Associate Program provides outstanding career development opportunities for emerging artists and designers working in the fields of glass, furniture, ceramics or jewellery/metal.

The program is designed to accelerate development of the professional and entrepreneurial skills required to establish and maintain a successful and sustainable creative career.

Closing 30 September 2023

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City of Holdfast Bay Public Artwork EOI

The City of Holdfast Bay invites artists /arts teams to submit Expressions of Interest’s (EOI’s) to create a public artwork for the Glenelg Esplanade / Seawall Mural.

For more information contact Frances Rogers, Arts & Cultural Coordinator,
8229 9969 or email frogers@holdfast.sa.gov.au

Closing 29 September 2023

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City of Mitcham public art opportunity

Are you an artist who wants to help us build a distinct street identity along Winston Avenue in the City of Mitcham?

From sculptures, mosaics, murals, precinct statements and signage, we’re looking for South Australian based artists and artist teams to create a dynamic, vibrant public artworks trail for visitors to ‘Walk Winston’ Avenue that reflects the local community and landscape.

Closing 2 October 2023

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Blue Studio Residency

Blue Studio Residency is open to local, Australian and International ceramic artists of all skill levels. Proposals are welcome throughout the year and each season has its own creative possibilities.

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2024 ACE Studio Program Applications

Now open for applications, the ACE Studio Program  provides professional development opportunities, including studio visits with Australian and international curators; participation in public programs; mentorship by ACE curatorial staff; and prominent profiling and promotional opportunities.

Apply by 31 October 2023

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Sturt Artist in Residence Program

Sturt’s Artist-in-Residence program invites and attracts experienced artists practicing in ceramics, jewellery/metalwork, textiles and woodwork. We house four to six residencies each year.

Apply by 31 October 2023

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Saltfleet Street History Wall Project Public Art Opportunity

An exciting opportunity for an artist / artist team to apply for the Saltfleet Street History Wall project.

This project is to add a Kaurna narrative to the existing historical timeline design on the retaining wall of the carpark on Saltfleet St, Pt Noarlunga.

Currently the dates start with the arrival of the tall ships in 1802 and the vision for this new work is to include a First Nations people narrative. 

Closing 30 September 2023

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Pepper Street Arts Centre EOIs

Call for artists – Little Treasures exhibition:
We are seeking artists to be part of our annual Little Treasures exhibition which celebrate the festive season. Closing 20 September 2023

Exhibition Proposals 2024:
If you are a group of artists or collective and have a range of work being developed and are seeking an exhibition venue, we are now accepting applications for 2024. Closing 18 October 2023

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Art Prizes

West Torrens Art Prize

Four prizes will be awarded:

  • $4,000 – Winner
  • $1,000 x 2 – Highly commended
  • $500 –  People’s choice prize.

Entries close 30 September 2023

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The Percivals 2024

The Percival Portrait Painting Prize, the Percival Photographic Portrait Prize and the Percival Animal Portrait Prize winners will take home a share of $53,000 in prize money.

Entries close 16 November 2023

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BigCi Environmental Awards 2023

Two winners of the awards will each receive (4) free weeks of BigCi residency and $4,000 prize money.

Entries close 2 October 2023

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Anthology Photography Competition

The winner will receive a €500 cash prize and editorial coverage in a future issue of Anthology magazine, plus a one-year subscription to Anthology

Entries close 30 November 2023

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Prospect Portrait Prize

The Prospect Portrait Prize is a non-acquisitive prize. 

  • First Prize = $5000
  • People’s Choice = $1000
  • Payinthi Award = $ 500

Entries close 2 October 2023

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KAAF Art Prize

  • Winning Prize $20,000 (Acquisitive)
  • 2 x Highly Commended Awards $2,000 each (Non-Acquisitive)

Entries close 31 October 2023

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