Applications are now open for Catapult

Guildhouse is calling for applications from visual artists, craftspeople and designers to undertake funded mentorships.

Valued at $5,000 each and funded by the Guildhouse Creative Champions donor program, the Ian Potter Foundation and Country Arts SA, the Catapult Mentorship program provides South Australian artists with the essential funding and support they need to develop their artistic practice, guided by a mentor of their choosing. Mentorships are tailored by the applicant to suit the needs of their artistic practice and current career goals.

Building on many years of successful mentorship programs, the 2022 round of Catapult continues a focus on applications that will provide a long-lasting impact on the career of the recipient. To date, Catapult mentorships have supported a diverse mix of artists and learning outcomes, each with an ambitious drive to build on existing skills and extend the development and professionalism of practice.

In partnership with Country Arts SA, two mentorships will be awarded to regional visual artists, designers and craftspeople.

In 2020, Catapult recipient Sarra Tzijan undertook a mentorship with established sculpture and installation artist, Christian Hall. Sarra says that the mentorship gave her a greater sense of purpose and clarity in her practice.

She says “the Catapult opportunity has allowed me to increase my income streams. It’s shown me ways to make my creative work not just sustainable, but profitable. And while maintaining a healthy balance between production and exhibition work. Once up and running, income from these products will allow me to focus and expand my exhibition practice.”

2022 Catapult applications open on Monday 2 May and will close on Tuesday 14 June 2022 at 9:00am ACST.

Further details about Catapult, including full application criteria and FAQs can be found here:

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Image: Catapult recipient Sarra Tzijan with mentor Christian Hall. Photograph by Sia Duff