Graduate Resources

Graduate Resources

We are passionate about supporting our graduates and celebrating their achievements. We provide graduates with a robust program of exciting opportunities including:

  • Graduate Support Program | financial awards for costs related to exhibitions and the production and presentation of new work
  • Graduate Writing Program | opportunities for graduates to write catalogue essays and responses to the Adelaide Central Gallery exhibitions, and have their writing printed and displayed alongside the exhibitions
  • Alumni Crit Nights (pictured right) held quarterly to allow graduates to have access to a healthy critical platform to exchange ideas and meet visiting curators and artists. 
  • Regular Graduate Newsletter emails that promote graduate activity as well as current opportunities in the arts sector such as exhibition call outs, job vacancies, art prizes, art talks etc. If you are a graduate and are not receiving these fortnightly emails, do get in touch
  • Alumni borrowing privileges at the Adelaide Central School of Art library

Graduate Support Program 

Graduates of the Adelaide Central School of Art Bachelor of Visual Art and/or the Bachelor of Visual Art (Honours) program are eligible to apply for financial assistance to support the development of their artistic careers. In their first twelve months following the completion of study, alumni are able to apply for a Kickstart award to propel them into the visual arts industry; graduates who completed their studies between one and five years ago can apply for a Fellowship to build their skills and industry presence; and for all graduates we offer the Scammells Major Grant, a significant sum of money to undertake an important project. This staggered model allows us to support graduates at various stages throughout their early careers.

For example, if you completed your studies in 2022, you would be eligible to receive:

  • One Kickstart Award throughout 2023
  • One Fellowship Award between 2024 – 2027
  • One Quick Response grant each academic year from 2023 – 2027
  • A Scammells Major Grant 

 

Graduates are strongly encouraged to discuss all Graduate Support Program applications with Curator Andrew Purvis or other appropriate ACSA staff member before submitting.

If your institution or business would like to discuss funding or partnering with us with on a new graduate opportunity, do get in contact with Andrew Purvis,  or call the School on (08) 8299 7300.

 

Quick Response Grants 

Quick Response Grants provide financial support of up to $500 for Bachelor of Visual Art and Bachelor of Visual Art (Honours) graduates of the School who are undertaking professional development activities.

The grant round is open from the commencement of the academic year and closes at the end of the academic year. There are a finite number of Graduate Quick Response Grants available; the round will close early once these have been exhausted.

Apply here

 

Kickstart Awards

The Kickstart Awards provide $1,000 for Bachelor of Visual Art and Bachelor of Visual Art (Honours) graduates of ACSA who are seeking to undertake activity that will contribute to the further development of their arts practice.

Eligible graduates are able to apply for a Graduate Kickstart Award during the first 12 months following the completion of their studies.

A maximum of 3 Graduate Kickstart Awards will be awarded per round.

Round 1 applications open 21 April 2023 until 16 June 2023
Round 2 applications open 25 August 2023 until 10 November 2023

Apply here

 

Fellowship Awards

Fellowships provide a financial award of $2,500 for graduates who are seeking to undertake ambitious activity that will contribute to the further development of their arts practice.

Graduates of the ACSA Bachelor of Visual Art and/or Bachelor of Visual Art (Honours) program are eligible to receive one Fellowship between two and five years following the completion of their studies.

A maximum of  2 Fellowships will be awarded per round.

Round 1 applications open 21 April until 16 June 2023
Round 2 applications open 25 August 2023 until 10 November 2023

Apply Here

Scammells Major Grant
Adelaide Central School of Art and Scammells Auctioneers & Appraisers are delighted to offer generous financial support of up to $5,000 for a major new body of work or exhibition. Applications are open to all graduates of the ACSA Bachelor of Visual Art and/or Bachelor of Visual Art (Honours) program. Only one grant is offered per calendar year.
 
Funded activities may include:
* Costs associated with the production of new work
* Purchase of studio equipment or materials directly relating to the production of new work
* Costs associated with the presentation of new work, such as gallery fees, exhibition expenses, hire of exhibition equipment, freight, travel expenses, framing.
 
Eligibility
* All graduates of the Bachelor of Visual Art and/or Bachelor of Visual Art (Honours) program are eligible to apply
* Graduates must discuss activity with Graduate Support Program Manager, Andrew Purvis, prior to submission of an application
* Eligible graduates may only submit one application per year – multiple applications will not be considered
* All application details must be completed.
 
Applications open 25 August until 10 November 2023.
 

If you would like to know more about this opportunity, please contact Andrew Purvis at Andrew.purvis@acsa.sa.edu.au or call the school on (08) 8299 7300.

Alumni Committee

The Alumni Committee is made up of graduates, who work to create opportunities for continued support and critical discussion post graduating. The Alumni Committee manages events such as Alumni Crit Nights and Alumni Drinks. If you would like to discuss issues or agenda items for the next Alumni Committee meeting, contact Andrew.purvis@acsa.sa.edu.au

Members

Luke Wilcox, Chair

Nicholas Hanisch, Secretary

Sheila Whittam

Dr Sorayya Mahmood Martin

Mei Sheong Wong

Ray Chapple

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