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Independent Makers and Presenters Artists in Residence

Independent Makers and Presenters Artists in Residence provides individuals and arts organisations with funding to host local, national and international artists to provide skill development opportunities for SA artists.


What do you get?

Funding of up to $12,000.

Who is this for?

Individuals and arts organisations.


The Independent Makers and Presenters (IMP) program supports skills and career development and the creation, and presentation of new work by independent practising professional South Australian artists involved in:

  • literature
  • the performing arts
  • visual art
  • craft and design

Funded activities include practical workshops, seminars, master classes, forums and performance demonstrations. Funding can also be sought for travel and accommodation costs, artist's fees and allowances, materials and presentation costs.

What are the eligibility criteria?

To be eligible, you must be an Australian citizen or have permanent residency status, and be located in South Australia.

Your project can't be:

  • already completed, or due to be completed, before the start of the funding period. Funding will not be provided for past costs
  • without professional outcomes, such as amateur productions, the self-publication of literary works, fundraising, competitions, awards and prizes
  • formed as a part of a course of study, including graduation activities
  • a screen-based projects aimed at the cinema, film festivals or television, and media projects with a purely commercial outcome. Some activity will be eligible when incorporated into projects in other art form areas. Speak to Arts South Australia if you are unsure

Funding can't be used for start-up business costs and the purchase of basic equipment. Speak to Arts South Australia if you are unsure.

How do you apply?

Find out more about eligibility and how to apply at Independent Makers and Presenters Artists in Residence.

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