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

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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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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The Independent Arts Foundation

The IAF is a registered charity managed entirely by volunteers. Its role is to support the development of the arts in South Australia by contributing grants to individuals or groups who are in the early stages of their artistic journey and wish to develop their work, locally, interstate and overseas, particularly emerging artists of any age who may be writers, actors, performers and musicians, or projects that benefit emerging artists.

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Ian Potter Creative Fellowships

The Ian Potter Cultural Trust have joined the Sidney Myer Fund to support artists, creatives, and cultural leaders through its Creative Fellowship program.

The Creative Fellowships are unrestricted, tax-free grants of $200,000 paid over two years. The Trust will award two Ian Potter Creative Fellowships annually.

Closing 25 August 2024

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Ian Potter Cultural Trust Emerging Artist Grants

The Ian Potter Cultural Trust runs three Funding Rounds per year to support emerging Australian artists to undertake professional development opportunities to gain experience, develop networks and learn skills from leaders in their field.

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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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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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Helpmann Creative Development Grants

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

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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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Gordon Darling Foundation Grants

The Gordon Darling Foundation is a perpetual public charitable trust, established in 1991 to “support Australia-wide, activities of importance in the Visual Arts.”

The Foundation can only provide funding to Public Institutions in Australia. Applicant organisations must have Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) status.

Individuals wishing to apply for funding for projects must partner with a Public Institution which then takes on responsibility for the project.

The application closing dates for 2024 are:

  • Monday 30 September (outcomes advised in late October)

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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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City of Charles Sturt Arts Fund

Applications are invited from artists and arts organisations to support the development and delivery of NEW creative initiatives within the City of Charles Sturt.

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Career Development

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

Newmarch Gallery Exhibition Proposals 2025

We are looking for exhibitors for our 2025 exhibition programme. If you are an artist, or group of artists looking for a space to exhibit, then consider applying with us.

We encourage emerging artists and First Nations people to apply.
Closing 30 August 2024

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Linden Projects Space exhibition EOI 2025-2026

Linden Projects Space is a purpose-built gallery space dedicated to providing artists and curators of all career-levels a supportive environment to test their ideas, experiment, and exhibit their work.

Closing 4 August 2024

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2025 Adelaide Fringe Poster Competition

It’s official! We are on the hunt for our 2025 Adelaide Fringe poster. Professional artists, budding illustrators, designers, students and everyone in between are encouraged to submit their entry to this worldwide search for Fringe’s next poster.
We are searching for a poster that represents “One for all and all for one”, how that resonates with you, the artist, and also showcases why Adelaide Fringe is THE only place to be this February and March! This years prize money is our biggest yet with $10,000 thanks to our Community Partner Lumo Energy SA!

Closing 12 August 2024

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M16 Artspace exhibition call out

Apply to showcase your art at M16 Artspace in the ACT in 2025. Open to diverse and innovative proposals from all creatives.

Closing 14 August 2024

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T Projects Public Art Mentoring Program

The T Projects Public Art Mentoring Program brings together global leading sector professionals involved at every stage of the development and delivery of public art, to share their specialist knowledge and perspectives, and break down what is required to win, plan and deliver large scale public art commissions.

Closing 21 August 2024

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Arts Centre Port Noarlunga, 2025 Exhibitions EOI

The Arts Centre Port Noarlunga, is seeking Expressions of Interest for exhibitions to be presented in the Arts Centre galleries for 2025. 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 artists working in any media.

Closing 30 September 2024

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2025 Heysen Sculpture Biennial

Artists at any stage of their career, based in Australia and internationally, are now invited to submit entries to the 2025 Heysen Sculpture Biennial.

The exhibition will be held from 23 March – 1 June at The Cedars, Hahndorf, South Australia. 

Closing 25 August 2024

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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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FELTspace Exhibition Proposals 2025

We are looking for artists or curators that push the boundaries of art and want to invite you to submit a bold and exciting exhibition proposal. Whether you’re an emerging artist or an established creative, we want to see your vision come to life. Submit your exhibition proposal now to present your work in 2025. 

Zoom info session 13 July, 6pm ACST

Closing 22 July 2024

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Grindell's Hut Residency

Country Arts SA is inviting artists from all disciplines to apply for a three-week residency at Grindell’s Hut located in the heart of the Vulkathunha – Gammon Ranges National Park, one of the many stunning parks in the Flinders Ranges & Outback region of South Australia. The park forms part of the traditional country of the Adnyamathanha people and is rich with cultural significance. It is also a haven for many rare and endangered plants and animals.

Closing 22 July 2024

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Call for Expressions of Interest: Australian Ceramics Triennale 2028

Expressions of Interest are accepted from ceramic artists, makers, government and non-government organisations, communities that form a planning group, educational institutions, museums, and galleries. Groups or organisations can be state- or region-based.

The successful group or organisation establishes the Triennale Committee (consisting of representatives from local partners and stakeholders) to plan, implement and manage the Triennale.  

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Brett Whiteley Travelling Art Scholarship

The Brett Whiteley Studio, administered by the Art Gallery of New South Wales, awards an annual travelling art scholarship to talented artists aged between 20 and 30 with an established body of work.

For the 2024 scholarship, the Studio will offer two types of residencies under the one application: a residency at the Cité internationale des arts, Paris, for one artist, and a two-week residency at Shark Island Kangaroo Valley for five artists.

Closing 29 July 2024

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Post Office Projects 2025 exhibition program EOI

Post Office Projects Gallery accepts exhibition proposals from early and mid-career artists curators based locally, regionally, nationally and internationally. Proposals will be assessed after the closing date and successful applicants will be contacted by the Director. All applications will be assessed against the selection criteria below, and if required, the Director will contact the applicant for more information.

Closing 12 August 2024

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Atrium Art Display Program 2024 - Applications open

Call for local art and community groups who are interested in exhibiting their work in the Burnside Civic Centre Atrium Space. We have limited spaces available for 2024.

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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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Art Prizes

Shirley Hannan National Portrait Award

The South East Centre for Contemporary Art invites artists from across Australia to submit entries for the 2024 SHNPA. The $50,000 biennial award is non-acquisitive.

Entries close 30 September 2024

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Burnie Print Prize

Calling all artists, established, emerging and cross-disciplinary – WE WANT YOU! Burnie Print Prize is making a comeback, better than ever. And with a total of $23,000 up for grabs, there’s no better time to give it a crack!

Entries close 29 September 2024

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Infuse Art Prize

We invite you to apply for ‘Infuse Art Prize’ held at the Ross Creek Gallery in December 2024. This exhibition offers you an exciting opportunity to step out of your artistic comfort-zone and work with a fellow artist creating an interesting collaborative artwork.

Entries close 25 October 2024

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Paul Guest Drawing Prize

The Paul Guest Drawing Prize is a drawing prize and exhibition with a non-acquisitive cash prize of $18,000.

Entries close 6 August 2024

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2024 Paddington Art Prize

The Paddington Art Prize is a $30,000National Acquisitive Prize, now in its 21st year for a painting inspired by the Australian Landscape.

Entries close 15 August 2024

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Evelyn Chapman Art Award

The Evelyn Chapman Trust was established by Evelyn Chapman’s daughter Pamela Thalben-Ball and awards a scholarship of $50,000 every second year, to support a young Australian painter by furthering their art education both in knowledge and artistic practice. 

Entries close 22 September 2024

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Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize

The Woollahra Small Sculpture Prizeis an international award for original, freestanding or wall-mounted sculptures of up to 80cm in any dimension. Prize pool of $29,000. 

Entries close 30 July 2024

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The Kedumba Drawing Award

All resident Australian artists working in the broad sphere of drawing are invited to enter.

The $20,000 award is acquisitive with the winning work becoming a permanent part of the Kedumba Collection of Australian Drawings.

Entries close 16 August 2024

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Heysen Prize for Landscape 2024

The Heysen Prize for Landscape 2024 invites artists to express their deep connection with – or concern for – protecting the Australian environment and to pay homage to Hans Heysen as an artist and environmentalist.

Entries close 30 August 2024

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Hornsby Art Prize

Entries are now open for the 2024 Hornsby Art Prize. Categories include Painting, Drawing, Printmaking, Sculpture and Digital Art Stills/Digital Photography. Total prize money $23,000.

Entries close 8 August 2024

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Josephine Ulrick & Win Schubert Photography Award

HOTA, Home of the Arts is proud to announce the return of the Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Photography Award, one of Australia’s most significant awards for contemporary photographic practice.

As the richest prize for photography in Queensland, the $25,000 acquisitive award is open to all Australian artists working in the broad medium of contemporary photography. Visitors to the exhibition will also get to choose their favourite artwork for the $5,000 People’s Choice Award.

Entries close 30 August 2024

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National Contemporary Jewellery Award 2024

Established in 1992 by Griffith Regional Art Gallery, the National Contemporary Jewellery Award (NCJA) is a biennial award that brings together contemporary applied arts, visual arts and design practice. NCJA attracts Australia’s leading contemporary object artists and expands the boundaries of the art, design and human adornment.

Entries close 25 August 2024

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