Catapult EOI Open

Catapult Mentorship Program

EOI Open 

Applications close: Strictly 9am Monday 10 September 2018

About the Mentorship

Guildhouse is thrilled to announce a new three year career development mentorship program for South Australian artists, craftspeople and designers, generously funded by visionary philanthropic organisation, The Ian Potter Foundation.

The program, aptly named Catapult, will provide creative professionals with essential funding and support to enable them to further develop their careers through a six to eight month mentorship.

Catapult provides the opportunity for eight mentorships, connecting South Australian visual artists, craftspeople and designers with South Australian, interstate or international mentors. With $5k funding awarded between the mentor and mentee, the program supports time to dedicate to a project with a significant artist, enriching the mentee’s professional and creative development and impact.

One additional $10k mentorship, targeting mid-career and established artists, is also on offer .

Mentees are encouraged to submit an application with ambition, and are required to discuss the project with the Artistic Programs Manager or Coordinator before submitting. Call 8410 1822 or book a meeting to discuss your application with a member of the Programs team. Guildhouse can provide support to approach a mentor suited to your practice and desired mentorship outcomes.

Guildhouse proudly presents Catapult with the support of Country Arts SA, encouraging participation from artists in regional or remote areas.

Application Criteria

• A confirmed national or international mentor

• Single page Project Proposal, outlining what you stand to gain and the key goals of the mentorship

• Project Timeline

• Budget
• 200 word biography each, for mentor and mentee

• Single page CV each, for mentor and mentee

• One referee

Online Application

Please complete the online application form here. The form includes tips and explanations for each field. Should you have further questions please visit our reference material CATAPULT FAQ


You will be notified on or before Friday 14 September 2018 whether or not your application is successful.

Mentorships must be completed by 1 June 2019


Project Reporting

The mentor and the mentee will provide Guildhouse with a progress report half way through the project, and again at the end of the project with a final report. Reporting documents will include an overview of activities, key goal indicators achieved, documentation of the project and receipts/invoices.



We may engage a photographer or filmmaker to document the project outcomes, and your participation in this process is a condition in undertaking this opportunity. You are also required to submit visual documentation you undertake yourselves to record your mentorship experience. We collect information from the program to attract potential project partners for reporting requirements and for use on social media.


Judging Panel
The panel will include a Guildhouse representative, and two esteemed members of the South Australian Arts Industry.

The Catapult project also includes an important research study in partnership with the University of South Australia, to examine the impact of mentorships on artistic careers over time.