South Australia

Please note: this information is intended as a guide only. It is not exhaustive and only describes organisations or projects by their primary function. For up-to-date information, please refer to the hyperlinked websites.

Arts Funding and Advisory Bodies

Arts SA

Arts SA offers a range of grants including Independent Makers and Presenters (IMP) program, which supports skills and career development and the production, exhibition and presentation of work by independent practising professional South Australian artists involved in literature, performing arts or visual arts, craft and design.

Carclew Youth Arts Board

Carclew Youth Arts is South Australia’s only multi-artform and cultural organisation dedicated to artistic outcomes by and for people aged 26 and under. It provides young people with opportunities to try different artforms, supports emerging artists to develop their craft and advocates for youth arts practice.

Carclew’s programs consist of workshops, events, arts projects, funding programs, and skill development opportunities

Country Arts SA

Country Arts SA offers regional South Australian's a variety of funding opportunities.


Ausdance SA

Ausdance SA offers a range of services to members, including a dance residency program, access to studio space, classes and workshops, grant auspicing, reduced rates on classes and workshops and ticket offers.

Click here for more information.

Training, Research and Development Centres

Australian Dance Theatre (ADT): Enhanced Program

Australian Dance Theatre's Enhanced Program is an initiative devised to provide an avenue of professional assistance to independent artists at little or no cost to participants. ADT is frequently away from its studios on national and international tours and able to offer impressive studio space to local independent choreographers when the company is away. The Enhanced Program can provide a combination of rehearsal space and some administrative support to individual dance artists and project-based dance companies.

For further details or to apply for an Enhanced project Associate Artistic Director Elizabeth Old.

Mentorships and Residencies

Ausdance SA: Choreolab

Choreolab provides professional development opportunities for early career and more established independent dance practitioners. The annual program includes subsidised access to rehearsal space, in-studio seasons, in-theatre seasons, performance opportunities, plus forums, workshops and masterclasses.

Helpmann Academy

Helpmann Academy Optus Mentorship Scheme for graduates is funded by Optus and private patrons. The scheme is for first and second year out graduate emerging artists of the Helpmann Academy partner schools. Selected graduate artists will be matched with established leadership artists or arts industry directors or managers in a program of mentorship partnerships.

For more information, click here. 

Leigh Warren and Dancers

Leigh Warren and Dancers offers secondments and access to its studio space.

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