We are spreading the word about Art Squad, a project which aims to connect creative people, aged 18-23 living in regional, rural or remote South Australia. Art Squad is for people who want to build their own creative career and make things happen in their own communities.

Art Squad participants will be provided with the support and networks to navigate all the ‘bits’ of creating and delivering a project idea (or more than one) in their own local community. This includes access to the Carclew and Country Arts SA Creative Producer – Alysha Herrmann – through weekly group virtual sessions, fortnightly virtual one-on-ones and an annual group face to face.

The Squad will begin in October 2018 with members from all areas of regional South Australia. Applications close on 12 September.

You can link to our website for more information.

Art Squad is a jointly supported by Carclew and Country Arts SA with funding from the Australia Council, Arts South Australia and the Regional Arts Fund.


Grants SA
Applications for funding for 2018-19 opened on Tuesday 17 July 2018.
In 2017-18, over $3 million in one-off grants was distributed to not for profit community organisations through Grants SA to improve community participation, well-being and quality of life for South Australians.
Upcoming grant rounds and new Guidelines for 2018-19 are now available on the Grants SA website
For more information about Grants SA please contact the DHS grants team on 1300 650 985 or email


The following categories Independent Makers and Presenters Program Categories closing 5pm Monday 6 August 2018


Individual DevelopmentIndividual Development supports the professional development of individual, independent artists through master classes, workshops, mentorships, attendance at conferences, attachments to arts organisations or participation in arts residencies.

Building PathwaysBuilding Pathways assists South Australian artists to build their national and international profile. It supports the development of relationships with influential interstate and international galleries, agents, publishers, producers and presenters.


Project Grants: Project Grants support independent artists in the development of new work and its production or presentation. The grant also assists touring and expansion of markets of new and existing works, regionally, nationally and internationally.

Major Commission: The Major Commission grant supports a significant investment in a major new work by a leading South Australian independent artist or group, to be presented in a high profile setting in South Australia. The project must have a significant public outcome and be presented first in South Australia.

Fellowships: The Fellowship is open to South Australian artists and practitioners who are recognised as outstanding professionals in their field, and have an extensive track record of artistic practice and recognisable achievement. It enables an artist to undertake a sustained period of creative development that will extend their professional practice and lead to the production and presentation of a significant new work.


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.

Go to for more information.


Keep watching for upcoming Art workshops


 Art Prizes

South Australia

The South Australian Regional Science-Arts Collaboration grants are now open for applications!

Inspiring South Australia are now seeking expressions of interest are from eligible applicants for special funding of up to $10,000 for the development and production of a science communication project that links at least two groups or organisations, including at least one identifying as ‘science’ and one as ‘arts’.

Information and details are now online:

Expressions of Interest are due 3rd August 2018


Other States

John Leslie Art Prize  (VIC)

One of Australia’s most prestigious prizes for landscape painting and is open to all artist living and working in Australia.

Prize: 21,000

Entries close 10 August, 2018

Visit website for more information


Shirley Hannan National Portrait Award 2018   (NSW)

Entries are now open for the $50,000 non-acquisitive award for realistic portraiture

Entries close midnight, Friday September 14, 2018

Visit website for entry details.