For many years Carclew has offered a handful of art-form specific scholarships annually. Whilst prestigious, the limited number available meant that some people were missing out.

The new annual Carclew career development Fellowship Program will allow an artist or arts worker aged 26 years or under, of any background and experience, to pitch a professional development proposal. In the new program, applicants can propose a program of study or professional development and request financial support ranging from $3,000 – $12,000.

Fellowships can be to study at an international summer school, to participate in masterclasses, residencies, internships or mentorships, or to immerse oneself in a different and challenging environment to be exposed to innovation and cutting edge ideas.

Fellowships will recognise the breadth of skills in the arts and creative industries. They are open to applicants practicing in all creative mediums, as well as technical, administration and production areas of the arts, all of which make a vital contribution to a complex industry.

Click here to watch a clip of Carclew Alumni Madeleine Parry talk about how Carclew funding helped her get to where she is today

Key Dates

Fellowship applications for professional development opportunities to be pursued in 2017 are now open and close 11:59pm (ACST) 15 July 2016.

Applicants are to be aged 26 years or under at the closing date.

Information Session

A public information session is being held at Carclew on Monday 9 May, from 5:30 – 6:30pm. Click the ‘Make a Booking’ link at the top of this page to secure your spot to hear key information about the Fellowships and discuss the application process.

The information session will also cover details of the Franz Kempf Printmakers Award which is also on offer for 2017. More details about this award here.


All applicants are encouraged to book a one-on-one consultation with Carclew’s Funding Program Coordinator to discuss their application prior to submission.

Limited consult times are available and bookings are essential. Please email Funding Program Coordinator, Beth Ashley-Ward on to arrange a time.