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.

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

Grants & Funding

ACF Boost 2024-25

ACF Boost is a matched funding program for independent artists and small arts organisations using the ACF. Participants in the program leverage private sector support raised through their ACF campaign with a small, matched funding ‘boost’ from Creative Australia.

Closing 19 February 2024

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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.

Closing 5 March 2024:

Arts Projects for Individuals and Groups

Arts Projects for Organisations

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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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Carclew Project & Development Grants

Project and Development Grants for Individuals:

Grants up to $3000

  • Skills development in creative practice
  • Artistic career building

Grants up to $10,000

  • Development and/or presentation of new or existing work
  • Projects which enable participation in the arts for children and young people

Age limit for applicants

  • Up to 26 years
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants up to 30 years

Closing 17 March 2024

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Ian Potter Cultural Trust

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.

Round 2 2024:

Open: Tuesday 23 April 2024
Close: Tuesday 18 June 2024 5pm AEST

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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.

Current Grants:

Artist Professional Development Grants
Closing 30 June 2024

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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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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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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.

Round 1: Open for submission of applications: 1st March.
Round 1: Deadline for submission of applications: 1st May.

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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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Career Development

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

Helpmann Academy Creative Innovator 2024

Now entering its fourth year, Creative Innovator 2024 is open to individual creatives or small groups with either an existing project or a burgeoning creative business idea. You’ll receive training and support in a creative, nurturing environment and have the chance to pitch for up to $20,000 cash funding at the end of the six-month program.

Closing 11 March 2024

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Mural Artwork Opportunities x2

The Department for Infrastructure and Transport (the Department) in collaboration with the City of Port Adelaide Enfield (Council) is inviting artists/artist teams to submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) for mural artwork:

  • for a new entrance mural for the South Australian Aviation Museum (SAAM);
    Closing 23 February 2024

  • for two (2) murals to be painted and one (1) digitally designed for vinyl wrapping.
    Closing 4 March 2024

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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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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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fab Studio Residency

The Helpmann Academy / fab Studio Residency provides a 12-month rent-free shared studio space to two eligible emerging South Australian artists. This unique residency program provides artists with the crucial time, space, support, and freedom to both create new work and develop their careers.

Closing 3 March 2024

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Adelaide City Library Digital Design and Embroidery Residency

Adelaide City Libraries are seeking an emerging or early career creative to share their expertise in design and embroidery with the community through the Digital Design and Embroidery Residency.

The City Library has a new Brother NV2700 Sewing and Embroidery machine and we invite you to play a key role in activating it. The Residency involves the design and delivery of creative community workshops and contributing to the planning of an ongoing community program.

Closing 1 March 2024

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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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The Mill Photographer in Residence

The Mill is proud to announce a new Photographer in Residence program presented in partnership with the Ana and Christopher Koch Foundation Fund. One South Australian-based photographer will be given the opportunity to join The Mill community, receiving a 12-month studio space in 2024 and an exhibition outcome as part of The Mill’s Visual Arts Program in 2025.

Closing 4 March 2024

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Brunswick Street Gallery EOI

Applications to exhibit at Brunswick Street Gallery in 2024 are now open.

As a contemporary art space championing creative practices that demonstrate exceptional skill and craftsmanship, we pride ourselves on showcasing some of Australia’s most exciting emerging and established artists and craftspeople.

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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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Victoria Street, Queenstown Stobie Pole Project

The City of Port Adelaide Enfield (Council) is inviting artists to submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) for the Victoria Street, Queenstown Stobie Pole Project. The commissioned artist / artist team, will work with the Art Teacher and students of the Alberton Primary School, to create a series of unique and high quality artworks on stobie poles, located along Victoria Street, Queenstown.

The total commissioning budget is $10,000 plus GST (if applicable).

Closing 23 February 2024

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The Other Art Fair EOI

The Other Art Fair is looking for artists from across Australia to join us at our upcoming Sydney Fair, taking place May 16 – 19. 

Applications are free, open to all artists across all mediums, and can be made online in just 15minutes.

More than just an art fair, we serve as a dedicated platform to sell, connect, and thrive within a supportive global artist community. Whether you’re brand new to exhibiting or have a long list under your belt, we provide detailed guidance, real human assistance, and all the essentials to elevate your Fair experience.

Closing 12 February 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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Art Prizes

Australian Good Design Awards

The Australian Good Design Awards showcase the very best in design and innovation to a worldwide audience. Originally established in 1958 under the banner of the Industrial Design Council of Australia, the Awards have been setting the international standard for good design for more than six decades.

Entries close 3 May 2024

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Trails Sculpture Prize

The 2024 TRAILS Sculpture Exhibition, encourages 3D artists to submit work for prizes totalling $10,000. 

Entries close 4 February 2024

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Fleurieu Biennale Art Prize

The Fleurieu Art Prize $20,000, Emerging Artists Prize $5,000, and a People’s Choice award of $2,000

Entries close 31 March 2024

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National Photographic Portrait Prize

In 2024, the winner will receive a prize of $30,000. All finalist artworks will also be exhibited at the National Portrait Gallery from 22 June to 13 October 2024.

Entries close 30 January 2024

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National Works on Paper Prize

Up to $60,000 in awards and acquisitions including $20,000 major award. 

Entries close 5 April 2024

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Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award 

The 2024 Telstra NATSIAA is open to ALL emerging, mid-career and established Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists from across the country. $100,000 Telstra Art Award prize and $15,000 prize money in 6 other categories.

Entries close 3 March 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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National Works on Paper 2024

A biennial exhibition, its role is to support and promote contemporary Australian artists working on or with paper. Up to $60,000 acquisitions and awards.

Entries close 13 March 2024

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Fuse Glass Prize

Presented by JamFactory, the FUSE Glass Prize is a non-acquisitive biennial prize for Australian and New Zealand glass artists. The winner of the FUSE Glass Prize will receive a cash prize of AU$20,000.

Entries close 22 March 2024

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