Sera Waters, Future Traditions (installation view), Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, 2022. Photograph Lana Adams.
Our programs support and promote artists. We offer opportunities for ongoing professional development, engagement with new audiences and an extension to the studio environment.
The Guildhouse Fellowship
The Guildhouse Fellowship, valued at over $50,000, is awarded annually to one South Australian mid-career visual artist, craftsperson or designer.
The Collections Project
A unique opportunity that allows members to develop works for exhibition in response to the collections of South Australian state institutions.
Guildhouse’s mentorship program aims to provide creative professionals with essential funding and support to expand their artistic practice and experience a career-changing opportunity.
A collaborative program of residencies, curatorial mentorship and creative engagements, designed in partnership with the City of Adelaide supporting artists, writers and curators.
Presentations by industry leaders, information sessions and networking events to provide creative professionals with knowledge, skills and contacts necessary for a successful practice.
Presented in partnership with Guildhouse, this residency opportunity will see two artists a year in a creative exchange within the JPE studios, culminating in a work or installation presented during SALA and Fringe festivals.
Book in an appointment for our Monthly Advice Bank where you can get advice from Guildhouse’s experienced arts professionals and discuss a range of topics affecting your arts practice.
Supported by the City of Adelaide, the Guildhouse Voice of the Artist commission is an opportunity to inspire, comfort, subvert, and respond to the times we are living in, signalling solidarity to the artistic community and inspiration to pedestrians and passers-by.
Creativity and collaboration are at the heart of innovation. UniSA Business has partnered with Guildhouse to present works by contemporary South Australian artists to encourage reflection and inspire new ideas.
Nice to Meet You
Nice to Meet You is a series of public talks which invites visiting curators to share their knowledge and experiences with Adelaide audiences and arts communities. Co-presented by ACE Open and Guildhouse.
A seasonal online program thoughtfully curated to help you deepen connections, strengthen your practice and grow your skills in these ever-changing times.
This residency provided an immersive and collaborative experience which inspired a new body of work that extended my studio practice. I anticipate the inspiration, discoveries, and overall experience I gained from this residency will continue to inform my art practice for many years to come.
My experience was profound. It gave me a deeper understanding of how to better take the themes in my work and visually express them in a deep and layered manner. It speaks to something unique to contemporary Australia that is widely recognised, whilst also speaking to a deeper story of colonialist injustice. This is precisely what I sought – to better frame and contextualise my practice in a powerful and captivating manner.
Prominently placed within the Tarntanya/Adelaide gallery hub, two rent-free studio spaces are available as part of a pilot studio program at Guildhouse Lion Arts, in close proximity to contemporary art galleries ACE, Nexus, JamFactory and SAMSTAG.
CSIRO Waite Campus Artist in Residence
CSIRO and Guildhouse came together to create a funded artist-in-residence opportunity for a South Australian Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander artist designed to facilitate meaningful cross cultural exchange between artists and scientists.
Tracing the Anthropocene
A collaborative partnership between Guildhouse and the South Australian Museum as part of the project STEAM Incubator Series: A creative exploration of sustainability at the fusion of the Arts, Culture and Science, supported by Arts South Australia.
U City Artist in Residence
Uniting Communities and Guildhouse have come together to offer a new 7-month integrated artist residency at Uniting Communties’ flagship U City Building in the Adelaide CBD.
Traditional Craft Workshops
Celebrating 10 years in 2020, Guildhouse’s Traditional Craft Skills Project partners with JamFactory to deliver a series of one day and five week workshops sharing the skills and traditions of culturally and linguistically diverse craftspeople living in South Australia.
Guildhouse has established a partnership with Shanghai-based Yiwei Art Foundation: this will offer exhibition, residency and career development opportunities for artists in both South Australia and China.
Guildhouse are delighted to partner with FELTspace to support the FELTspace Graduate Award. The award program is an annural initiative that provides an exhibition opportunity to three outstanding Visual Arts graduates.
Offering exhibition experience post-study for South Australian visual art graduates. These projects offer graduates invaluable support and career development opportunities to help establish their careers.
reVision Creative Accelerator
A heavily subsidised program designed to support visual artists, craftspeople and designers through the challenges of diversification and the sustainability of their practice as a result of COVID-19.