Alexis Luke

Carclew’s 2023 grant and fellowship recipients announced

The latest round of Carclew’s Project and Development Grants and Fellowships have been awarded, giving 18 talented young artists and four organisations in South Australia funding totalling over $226,000 to further their careers.


The grants aim to support the projects of emerging South Australian artists and organisations to fund their creativity, while the fellowships invite artists and art workers to pitch a professional development proposal to further their careers.


Some of this year’s successful grant recipients include filmmaker and TikTok star Tommy Eyers for his film Leif’s Ride, visual artist Kristal Matthews for her Goolwa Children’s Centre Mural, and organisation Girls Rock! Adelaide for their Rock Camp 2023.


Carclew is South Australia’s largest multi-art form and cultural non-profit organisation and has been dedicated for the past 50 years to artistic outcomes for people aged 26 and under, or 30 and under for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders. The grants and fellowships are offered as an essential investment in the emerging creative industries of our state.

“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.


Carclew’s Coordinator of Funding Programs, Joel Byrne, remarked on the continuous high-quality and immense talent of the creative artists: “From artists to programmers, every time someone brings us their dream it shows us they have what it takes to make that idea work.”


The Fellowship program is committed to supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders’ emerging cultural artists, with at least one fellowship being awarded each year.


2023 Fellow Kyron Weetra said, “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 the country and to learn the Narrungga language!”


Full list of Project and Development Grant Recipients:

Jasmine Leech | Film | Aced It! | $10,000

Tommy Eyers | Film | Leif’s Ride | $10,000

Kristal Matthews | Visual Art | Goolwa Children’s Centre Mural | $4,736

Vanessa Marousopoulous | Music | Keeskea Album | $10,000

Georgia Oatley | Music | Mentorship with Soundstream | $3,000

Thomas Katsaras | Music | Twine Album | $9,924.50

Eleanor Lange | Multi Arts | Debut Ep | $10,000

Alexis Luke | Theatre | Living Graveyards | $9,525. 60

Alix Kuijpers | Dance | ‘I Know the End’ Production | $9,207

Girls Rock! Adelaide | Music | Rock Camp 2023 | $20,000

Adelaide Contemporary Experimental (ACE) | Visual Art | Zine | $20,000

City of Onkaparinga | Visual Art | Spray Society Ink | $20,000

Jazz SA Inc | Capacity Building | Develop a 3-5 Year Strategic Plan | $9,500


Full list of 2023 Fellowship recipients:

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