Image: ‘Road trip 2015 participants at the launch of Craft Anonymous at the Adelaide Town Hall. Photograph Lara Merrington’

Country Arts SA is proud to open applications for NEBULA 2017: Visual Arts Development Program. The program supports 8 regional artists to spend three days in Adelaide during SALA Festival 2017. Participants will have the opportunity to experience the Festival, as well as attend workshops, tours and other activities. One key benefit to this program will be the opportunity to meet and speak with fellow regional artists from across the state.

NEBULA 2017 is aimed at visual artists who are currently working in regional South Australia who are ready to take the next professional step in their career.  They may be emerging, mid-career or established, and will have a desire to build a professional network, learn about new opportunities for funding and exhibitions, and be prepared to share their knowledge and practice with the other participants.

Artists aiming to apply for the Breaking Ground Award (opening February 2018 TBC) are encouraged to apply. NEBULA 2017 will include workshops and visits specifically aimed at preparing the participants for a Breaking Ground Award application – writing workshops, conceptual discussions, future planning. This will allow artists to focus their applications, and better prepare them to be successful.  These learning experiences will also strengthen applications for other programs.

NEBULA 2017 has been specifically timed to allow applicants to attend the SALA Forum, to be held on Saturday 19 August, 2017.

Based on the successful  2015 Professional Development Road Trip, this program will continue to build on the networks and learning already undertaken. Each applicant is asked to submit preferences for which area of their practice they feel they would most like to explore. Preferences will be used to tailor the program to best suit the 8 selected participants.


Key Program Dates:

Applications close: Monday 3 July, 2017 5:00pm

Applicants notified: Monday 10 July, 2017


Program dates:

Wednesday 16 – Friday 18 August, 2017

Please note: original dates have been amended.