Studio Program

ACE is home to five fully-supported, rent-free CBD-based studios for South Australian artists.

ACE is home to five fully-supported, rent-free CBD-based studios for South Australian artists. 

The ACE Studio Program provides professional development opportunities, including studio visits with Australian and international curators; participation in public programs; mentorship by ACE curatorial staff; and prominent profiling and promotional opportunities.  

It is the only program of its kind in the state and is an invaluable pathway for artists to gain national recognition. Working as part of a cohort of fellow  artists, the Studio Program gives residents the space to experiment with their practice and grow their professional careers.

There are three studio spaces available via this open call out.

Studio artists Jonathan Kim and Sundari Carmody chat to each other across the corridor in the ACE Studios (2020).
Studio artists Jonathan Kim and Sundari Carmody chat to each other across the corridor in the ACE Studios (2020).
ACE Studios (2020). Photography by Jessica Clark.

The ACE Studio Program offers

  • 12-month rent–free studio space, from January 2024 – January 2025

  • Studios are approximately 20m² and feature 24/7 access, plus shared kitchen and breakout facilities

  • Utilities (electricity, internet, water) included

  • Adelaide CBD location, above the Adelaide Contemporary Experimental gallery at Lion Arts Centre

  • Artist and commission fee to produce new work for ACE’s annual studio artist exhibition, Studios: 2024

  • Professional development opportunities including, but not limited to: studio visits with Australian and international curators, introductions to visiting artists, participation in public programs, and support from ACE staff

  • Profiling and promotion opportunities through ACE

  • The opportunity to be selected for a solo exhibition at Firstdraft in Sydney, supported by ACE and Firstdraft

Applications are currently closed.

Studio Artists

2024,

2023,

2022,

2021,

2019

Carly Tarkari Dodd
Marian Sandberg
Emmaline Zanelli
Teresa Busuttil
Helpmann Academy Studio Residency
Georgia Button
Adelaide Central School of Art Residency
Brad Darkson
Jennifer Mathews
Truc Truong
Shaye Dương
Adelaide Central School of Art Residency
Chelsea Farquhar
Dani Reynolds
Cecilia Tizard
Helpmann Academy Studio Residency
Ash Tower
Sundari Carmody
City of Adelaide Studio Residency
Anna Gore
Jonathan Kim
Oakey
Helpmann Academy Studio Residency
Loren Orsillo
Tamara Baillie
City of Adelaide Studio Residency
Max Callaghan
Steven Cybulka
Tara Rowhani-Farid
Helpmann Academy Studio Residency
Jess Taylor

Supported by

The 2023 Studio Program is supported by partnerships with Creative Partnerships Australia's Plus 1 Program, Helpmann Academy, Adelaide Central School of Art, and Firstdraft. It is also supported by the generous contributions of private donors through the Studio Program Donors.⁠

2023 Studio Program Donors

Anonymous x 2, Anton Andreacchio, Susan Armitage, Jane Ayers, Sally Ball, Candy Bennett, Angela Carey, James Darling AM, Sue Dillon, Lesley Forwood, Dr Alex Grant, Dr Robyn Grant, Amanda Harkness & Karen Barrett, Andrew Henderson, Kate Irving, Robyn & Geoff Kempe, Hon. Diana Laidlaw AM, James Lake, Thomas Lambert, Brigitte Lane, Stephen Lane, Edwina Lehmann, David McKee AO, Pam McKee, Jane Michell, Ministry of Clouds, Christopher Penny, John Phillips, Michael Pocock, Aidan Rigoni, Louise Rigoni, Venetia Rigoni, Jill Russell, Thelma Taliangis, Tracey Whiting AM

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