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

The Hanlon Larsen Screen Fellowship

The Hanlon Larsen Screen Fellowship supports an outstanding South Australian artist working in screen/moving image, by awarding a $35,000 a year (cash and in kind) grant that will assist the creation or delivery of an ambitious avant-garde screen-based work.

Closes: 1 May, 2021

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National Library of Australia Fellowships

The National Library has diverse collections that support, inspire and transform research. Fellowships enable scholars, writers and researchers to conduct intensive research into our collections in a supportive, intellectual and creative environment.

Fellowships are open to researchers from Australia and overseas undertaking advanced research projects. Seven funded fellowships will be awarded for research areas where the Library’s collections have the depth to support the desired outcomes.

What do Fellows receive?

  • an honorarium of AUD1,000 per week for 12 weeks

  • travel and accommodation support*

  • privileged access to the Library’s collections, staff and resources

  • uninterrupted time for research

Additional Honorary Fellowships may be awarded to support research and special access but without financial support.

Closes: 26 April, 2021

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Australia Council PPCA Sound Recording Partnership grant

The Phonographic Performance Company of Australia (PPCA) and the Australia Council will again be supporting five (5) Australian individuals (as a solo or part of a group) to create sound recordings, and to celebrate the art of recording in 2021.

If you intend to create a sound recording and need financial support for any costs, including the marketing and promotion of that recording from any genre or area we encourage you to explore this opportunity. We particularly welcome new applicants from all parts of the Australian music community.

Australian music is outstanding, world renowned, resilient and powerful. We look forward to hearing the contribution this program makes to the rich tapestry of Australian sound.

Value: $15,000

Closes: 13 April, 2021

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GRANT: Quick Response Grant – Country Arts SA

Quick Response Grant applications can be submitted anytime between 2-8 weeks prior to your activity commencing.

Who is this grant for? Regional artists to access professional arts development and training opportunities, or organisations/communities with small project opportunities that arise at short notice.

Applicants can choose from two categories:

  • Individual – up to $1,500

Provides support for professional development opportunities for individual artists and arts workers in regional South Australia.

  • Community – up to $3,000

Provides support for small-scale arts development initiatives for community groups and organisations in regional South Australia.

Funding can cover any reasonable costs such as artists fees, travel and accommodation.


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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: the Skills Development Grant, Step Out Grant, and Step Up Grant, all close 16 March. Quick Response Grants Regional Arts Fund closes 30 June. Visit the website to read the relevant information before applying.

Department of the Premier and Cabinet; Arts South Australia

Grants for Individuals, Groups, Organisations


Professional Development (July 2021 Round)
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.

Grant Amount: up to $15 000
Closes: 2 July, 2021
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Market Development (July 2021 Round)
This grant supports artists and organisations to build a national and international profile through the development of relationships, networks and market opportunities. The category covers all art forms and the activity must benefit South Australian artists.

Grant Amount: up to $15 000
Closes: 2 February, 2021
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Fellowships (October 2021 Round)

This grant supports individual artists, creatives and cultural leaders to undertake a sustained period of creative development that will strengthen and extend their professional practice and contribute to the arts and cultural ecology in South Australia.

Fellowships can include concept or process-based development and/or project activity, which may or may not have a public outcome.

Fellowships are available to emerging, mid-career and established South Australian artists and creatives, and to cultural leaders. Applicants with a strong track record of professional practice and recognised achievements are encouraged to apply.

Grant Amount: up to $50 000
Closes: 11 October, 2021
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City of Adelaide Arts and cultural grants

Providing funding to eligible groups, organisations and individuals to deliver creative arts and cultural projects for the city.

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.

Explore the number of grants available through the City of Adelaide here

AAAF: Indigenous Scholarships

The American-Australian Arts Fund (AAAF) provides support of up to US $20,000 to emerging Native American, Alaskan Native, Native Hawaiian, Indigenous Australian and Torres Strait Islander artists to study or undertake artistic development in each other’s countries respectively.

Artists’ Benevolent Fund

The renewed Artists’ Benevolent Fund offers artists a one-off payment of $2,000 to provide immediate assistance following a disaster or catastrophic event.

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!

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World Crafts Council Australia: Australian bushfire support

Thanks to generous support from the World Crafts Council – Asia Pacific community, WoCCA has some funds to offer short term assistance to those craftspersons struggling to recover from the devastating bushfires.

If you are a craftsperson whose workshop or home has been destroyed by this fire, you are invited to fill out this form in order to receive a minimum of $500 in assistance. This offer will remain open until funds are exhausted.

Department of the Premier and Cabinet; Arts South Australia

Grants for Individuals, Groups, Organisations

Projects – Independent Artists & Groups (July 2021 Round)
This grant supports the development, production and presentation of new works by independent artists and groups across all art forms.

Development of new work might involve periods in the studio or rehearsal room or working with other artists. Applicants may seek assistance towards various stages of the work’s development, with or without a public outcome. Research projects are eligible if the applicant has a track record of achievement.

Independent artists may apply to tour an established work or exhibition through this category.

Funded activity may include playwriting, dramaturgy, creative development, manuscript draft and development and making work in the studio.

Grant Amount: discus with a grants officer
Closes: 2 July, 2021
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Projects – Community (July 2021 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.

A ‘community’ may be defined by geographic location, cultural background, religious belief, gender, disability or any other common factor or shared experience.

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: 2 July, 2021
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Projects – Public Art and Design (July 2021 Round)
This grant supports the concept development and commissioning of small-scale public art projects by professional practicing South Australian artists.

Projects in the public realm may be functional or non-functional, permanent or temporary. They may be undertaken through a collaborative approach between artists and other design professionals or may be realised with the involvement of community members, either through consultation or participation.

In this category, organisations can apply for two types of project activity:

  • concept development by artists
  • commissioning of new public art works for presentation in high-profile and accessible locations in South Australia.

For commissioning applications, the applicant must commit to funding a minimum of 50% (cash or in-kind) of the total project implementation budget. Industry best practice should be demonstrated in the selection of artists (for example, by open call). Where a limited call or direct selection process has been used, a clear rationale must be articulated in the application.

Grant Amount: up to $15 000
Closes: 2 July, 2021
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Projects – Touring Support (July 2021 Round)
This grant supports the expansion of markets through regional, national and international touring and includes all art forms. Touring Support provides opportunities to extend audiences and the life of South Australian works.

Note: Due to the uncertainty around national and international touring due to COVID-19, applications submitted to this category in the 2020-21 financial year may be to rebuild or adapt touring opportunities to enable different outcomes.

Activity may include:

  • one-off presentations away from your home base (for example, if you are based in Adelaide, a presentation in a regional, interstate or international area is eligible but a one-off presentation in Adelaide is not)
  • tours to more than one venue in your home base and away from your home base (for example, one presentation in your home base of Adelaide does not constitute a tour, but seasons in multiple venues in your home base of Adelaide or elsewhere does)
  • developing and/or implementing virtual opportunities and avenues for the presentation of established work (which may or may not be monetised) as an alternative to physical presentation
  • developing and/or implementing new models of, and opportunities for, more sustainable presentation that reduces carbon emissions.

This category supports the touring of established work that has premiered, exhibited or been presented or the translation of this work through digital opportunities. Please note that you can also apply in the Market Development category for tour development activity to support the development of new touring activity.

Grant Amount: up to $50 000
Closes: 2 July, 2021
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Career Development

praxis ARTSPACE: Gallery Assistant/Curator

praxis ARTSPACE is looking for a gallery assistant and curator for 28 hours a week, with a view to going full time.

Applcations close midnight April 9, 2021


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Onkaparinga Youth are seeking EOIs for the 2021 SALA Mentorship Program

Onkaparinga Youth are seeking Expressions of Interest for the 2021 SALA Mentorship Program. This program seeks to nurture and support young emerging artists within the city of Onkaparinga to develop and present an exhibition as part of the 2021 SALA Festival.

Selected artists will be mentored by Youth Arts Officer and artist, Carly Snoswell, including:

  • SALA registration
  • Support in securing an exhibition venue
  • Marketing
  • Access to Onkaparinga Youth equipment and studio facilities
  • Support in facilitating their exhibition including installation, developing an artist statement and curatorial assistance.


If you’re interested in applying or know someone who might be please get in touch or check out the link for more info!


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Australian Tapestry Workshop: Experienced studio weavers

The Australian Tapestry Workshop is hiring!

We are looking for experienced studio weavers. Join our team in our South Melbourne studio to work on large contemporary tapestries.

We are seeking very experienced weavers to help create tapestries as part of our highly skilled weaving team on several major projects.

These will be contract positions for 18 months, with the possibility to extend.

Closes: 9 April, 2021

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CAREER DEVELOPMENT: Studies in Art History

The Art Gallery of South Australia offers a unique Program in Art History. Teaching in both programs is based around the collections and exhibition program of the Art Gallery of South Australia. This exciting teaching approach, drawing on the expertise of the Art Gallery and the University, is an Australian first.

In ‘hands-on’ sessions in the Art Gallery, students find out about works of art in the Art Gallery’s collection, how best to display them, why they were acquired and more.

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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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Employment/Mentorship with Greg Johns

Greg Johns is looking for a younger sculptor/artist to work with him one day a week to assist in the fabrication of his mainly Corten steel sculptures (other materials, wood, bronze, stainless steel etc. are also used).

Training in fabrication skills would be offered. Greg would also see this as a mentorship for an artist who is interested in producing significant public sculpture.

The artist should have good computer skills.

Contact Greg Johns by phone or email as below to arrange a time for an interview.

0438 807 860
(08) 8278 3273


CALL OUT: Pepper Street Arts Centre Artist of the month

Limited spaces are available. Places for Artist of the Month 2019 are generally suited to small ranges and ideal for 3D works.

EOIs for the Palmer Sculpture Biennial

You are invited to submit an Expression of Interest to participate in the 10th Palmer Sculpture Biennial. The exhibition will be open for the four weeks from March 19th to April 10th 2022 and will be an item in the Adelaide Festival Fringe. About twenty four artists will participate from South Australia, interstate and overseas, including an invited senior artist and two emerging artists. It will be curated by myself and Robert Lindsay, former Director of McClelland Museum, Victoria.

Closes: 1 June, 2021.

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Design Tasmania: The Store @ Design Tasmania stockist call out

Stockist Callout – Australian Designers and Makers
Launching April 2021, The Store @ Design Tasmania will showcase Australia’s best and brightest designers and makers.
We’re looking for products that resolve design challenges in impactful and innovative ways.
If your designs are useful and beautiful, we want to hear from you. Applications are open to emerging, established and senior-practitioners for new ideas or range staples.

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Centre for Creative Health (CCH): Curatorial volunteer call out

CCH are looking for a wonderful individual to support our CCH team as the Curatorial Volunteer.

This volunteer role will be based at their office in Woodville.

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Australia Council for the Arts: UKARIA Residency

Spend ten days developing your project in the Adelaide Hills

Australia Council for the Arts invites you to apply for the UKARIA residency program.

‘The UKARIA Residency program is truly idyllic. It combines the magic power of three phenomenal assets: a world-class concert hall, beautiful homestead and a picturesque location. This magic power forces its way right into the creative process and makes it one of Australia’s great cultural treasures.’
– Eugene Ughetti, a recipient of the program in 2019.

UKARIA is an environmentally sustainable concert hall purpose built for chamber music in the picturesque Adelaide Hills. Founded by Ulrike Klein AO, UKARIA’s vision is to enrich people’s lives through culture. It aspires to become known as a place where new work is born and where artistic collaborations result in new ideas, new experiences and unexpected outcomes. Through its residency program, UKARIA provides opportunities for exceptional artists to think, develop, collaborate and create.

The residency program between the Australia Council and UKARIA is proudly supported by Ulrike Klein AO. The successful applicants will be in residence for a maximum of ten days for the purpose of developing new creative projects that are led by musicians and composers.

Closes: 13 April, 2021.

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Art Prizes

Australian Tapestry Workshop: Kate Derum Award and Irene Davies Emerging Artist Award for Small Tapestries

Held every two years by the Australian Tapestry Workshop (ATW) these unique awards celebrate creativity and excellence in contemporary tapestry, and are the most prestigious small tapestry awards in Australasia.

The Kate Derum Award for Small Tapestries honours Kate Derum and her significant contribution to tapestry as an artist, weaver, teacher, mentor and former Deputy Director of the ATW. Generously supported by Susan Morgan, the award is open to all professional Australian and International tapestry artists.

The Irene Davies Emerging Artist Award for Small Tapestries was established to support early-career weavers in the first five years of their tapestry practice. Alayne and Alan Davies generously support the award, in memory of their mother Irene Davies, a tapestry enthusiast and avid supporter of the ATW.

Kate Derum Award for Small Tapestries: $5,000 AUD
A non-acquisitive award for established artists.

Irene Davies Emerging Artist Award for Small Tapestries: $1,000 AUD
A non-acquisitive award for artists in the first five years of their tapestry practice.

Entries must be a hand woven tapestry, defined as ‘a weft-faced fabric with discontinuous wefts’. Entry dimensions must not exceed 30cm(h) x 30cm(w) x 2cm(d).

Closes: 9 August, 2021

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The Lester Prize

The Lester Prize is one of Australia’s most prestigious art prizes which puts both artists and community front-and-centre. We’re on the hunt once again for the country’s most talented portrait artists.

Artists from across Australia are invited to submit portraits of an Australian (or Australians) that they respect or admire, or a self-portrait, for the chance to win a part of over $90,000 in cash and prizes.

Closes: 16 July, 2021

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Australian Tapestry Workshop: Tapestry for Architects Entries Open

The Tapestry Design Prize for Architects is a unique international $10,000 award that encourages innovation and visionary thinking by challenging architects to design contemporary tapestries.

The site for the 2021 design challenge is the multi-award winning Phoenix Central Park designed by John Wardle Architects and Durbach Block Jaggers.

Applicants have a choice of three sites across the integrated art gallery, performance space and garden:
SITE 1: Basement Gallery
SITE 2: Double Height Gallery
SITE 3: Top Floor Gallery.

Closes: 7 June, 2021

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5th Biennial RSASA Portrait Prize, 2021

Major prize: $10,000

Closes: 29 April, 2021

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2021 Olive Cotton Award for photographic portraiture

Entries are now being accepted for the 2021 Olive Cotton Award for photographic portraiture at Tweed Regional Gallery.

The Olive Cotton Award is a $20,000 biennial national award for excellence in photographic portraiture in memory of photographer Olive Cotton. The exhibition is selected from entrants across Australia and is a significant opportunity for established and emerging photographers. The winning work is acquired for the Gallery’s collection.

The exhibition will show at Tweed Regional Gallery from 16 July – 19 September 2021.

The Guest Judge for 2021 is photo-media artist Michael Cook.


Closes: 2 May, 2021

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Aesthetica Art Prize

The Prize is an annual showcase of some of the most exciting artists practicing today. It is a critically acclaimed event and has played a major role in developing artists’ careers over the past decade.
The Aesthetica Art Prize champions innovation across a range of media and offers practitioners to reach new audiences, collectors and curators. We are looking for works in four distinct categories: painting & drawing, photography and digital, 3D and sculpture, video, installation and performance.
The Main Prize is £5,000 and the Emerging Award is £1,000 – both awards also come with exhibition and publication in Aesthetica Magazine.
Would you be able to share our Call for Entries with your network on social media? Please find some suggested copy.


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