Carclew announces recipients of latest round of Project and Development Grants and Fellowships

AAR-Carclew-House-North-AdelaideCarclew has announced recipients of latest round of Project and Development Grants and Fellowships with over $226,000 being awarded to young creatives and organisations in South Australia.

Project and Development Grants:
In the latest round of Carclew’s Project and Development Grants, nine young artists and four organisations in South Australia will receive funding, totalling over $145,000.

These grants support the projects of early career artists and organisations working with young creatives. They fund creativity, career development and organisational sustainability.

Carclew is South Australia’s largest non-profit multi arts and cultural organisation dedicated to artistic outcomes by people 26 and under and offers these grants twice a year. Carclew’s Project and Development grants are an essential investment in emerging creative talent in South Australia, contributing to the growth of the state’s arts sector.

“This was an incredibly competitive round and the grants will support a very diverse range of artists and projects including film, music, theatre and visual art. The successful applicants showcase some very exciting artists who are just the tip of the iceberg of emerging South Australian arts. These grants will bring their artistic vision to life,” said Carclew’s Chief Executive, Tricia Walton.

Successful applications are selected by an assessment panel of industry peers from a variety of artistic disciplines. The strength of each submission is assessed on specific criteria to assess how effectively the project will impact on the artist’s professional practice as a South Australian creative practitioner.

Some successful grant recipients:
Filmmaker and TikTok star Tommy Eyers. In 2020 Eyers rose to fame on TikTok, building over 200,000 followers and reaching over 20 million people worldwide. Eyers will be using the grant from Carclew to produce his Documentary “Leif’s Ride”, following the story of climate change activist, and Tommy’s friend, Leif Justham.

Visual Artist Kristal Matthews (Ngunawal). Kristal will be working with Goolwa Children’s Centre on a mural. Kristal’s art is inspired by her Ngunawal culture as shared by her family, and by the gorgeous Ngarrindjeri Ruwe on which she lives.

Girls Rock! Adelaide for Rock Camp 2023. Rock Camp is a week-long music mentoring program for South Australian girls, gender-diverse and transmasculine youth aged 10 – 17 years. Over 5 days in April, 40 attendees will participate in collaborative learning and music making alongside established creatives. This funding will help these young upcoming South Australian musicians to grow their creative skills, confidence, networks, and understanding of the music industry.

Carclew’s Coordinator of Funding Programs, Joel Byrne pointed to the aptitude of creative artists in South Australia: “Each time we fund a new round of artists we’re continually surprised by the high-calibre talent,” said Joel.

“From artists to programmers, every time someone brings us their dream it shows us they have what it takes to make that idea work. We are honoured to yet again be part of the career development process for some of SA’s best emerging artists.”

Successful Individuals: 
Jasmine Leech | Film | Aced It! | $10,000.00
Tommy Eyers | Film | Leif’s Ride | $10,000.00
Kristal Matthews | Visual Art | Goolwa Children’s Centre Mural | $4,736.00
Vanessa Marousopoulos | Music | Keeskea Album | $10,000.00
Georgia Oatley | Music | Mentorship with Soundstream | $3,000.00
Thomas Katsaras | Music | Twine Album | $9,924.50
Eleanor Lange | Multi Arts | Debut EP | $10,000.00
Alexis Luke | Theatre | Living Graveyards | $9,525.60
Alix Kuijpers | Dance | ‘I Know the End’ Production | $9,207.00

Successful Organisations: 
Girls Rock! Adelaide | Music | Rock Camp 2023 | $20,000.00
Adelaide Contemporary Experimental (ACE) | Visual Art | Zine | $20,000.00
City of Onkaparinga | Visual Art | Spray Society Ink | $20,000.00
Jazz SA Inc | Capacity Building | Develop a 3-5 Year Strategic Plan | $9,500.00

2023 Carclew Fellowships:
On Saturday 26 November at Carclew’s 50th birthday, Hon Blair Boyer MP, Minister for Education, awarded 9 local artists the 2023 Carclew Fellowship, totalling over $80,000.

The annual Carclew Fellowship Program invites artists and arts workers aged 26 years or under (30 years or under for First Nation applicants) to pitch a professional development proposal to further establish their careers. Applicants practicing in all creative mediums as well as the technical, administration and production areas can seek financial support ranging from $3,000 – $10,000.

Carclew is committed to supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander emerging cultural and creative artists, with at least one fellowship being awarded to an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander artist or arts worker each year.

“This opportunity, presented by Carclew, helps me to keep walking down the path of my ancestors in order to champion the culture of my people. Without this support I would not have had the resources to go back to country and to learn the Narrungga language!” said Kyron Weetra, 2023 Fellow.

2023 Carclew Fellowship:
Kyron Weetra | Multi-Disciplinary Art | $9,650
Mary Angley | Theatre | $9,463.23
Scarlett Scherer | Film | $7,670
Shabana Azeez | Multi-Disciplinary Art | $8,785
Zola Allen | Theatre | $9,947
Aiden Sullivan | Music | $10,000
Danielle Lim | Theatre | $10,000
Keira Simmons | Music, Sound | $9,679.52
Miles Dunne | Multi-Disciplinary Art | $6,500

Project and Development Grants are offered in two rounds per year: Round 1 opens 16 January and closes 1 March 2023. Round 2 open on 17 July and closes 1 September 2023. Fellowships are offered once per year, opening in mid-April, and closing on 1 July.

If you would like to support Carclew, please consider donating to our $50 for 50 YEARS campaign. Until the 8 December 2022, all donations will be matched through the Creative Partnerships Plus 1 initiative. Your support helps Carclew foster the careers of young South Australian artists. For more information, visit: for details.

Image: Carclew House, North Adelaide (supplied)