Studio Program

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

ACE’s annual Studio Program supports five South Australian artists through a fully funded onsite studio residency. 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 allows residents to experiment and develop their practice.

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

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.


  • 12-month studio space

  • Adelaide CBD location

  • Rent free

  • 24 hour access

  • Participation and commission fee to produce new work for our annual studio artist exhibition 

  • Support and guidance from ACE staff 

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

Studio Artists




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
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


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Supported by

The 2022 Studio Program is supported by partnerships with the City of Adelaide, Creative Partnerships Australia 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 Circle.

2022 Studio Program Donors Circle

Anonymous x 2, Anton Andreacchio, Susan Armitage, Jane Ayers, Sally Ball, Candy Bennett, Kate Bohunnis & Patrice Sharkey, Angela Carey, James Darling AM, Julia Dowling, Lesley Forwood, Rick & Jan Frolich, Stephanie Grose, Mo & Simon Hardy, Amanda Harkness, Andrew Henderson, Kate Irving, Hon Diana Laidlaw AM, James Lake, Brigitte Lane, Stephen Lane, Edwina Lehmann, Ryan McCourt, Pam McKee, David McKee AO, Jane Michell, Ministry of Clouds, Chris Penny, John Phillips, Michael Pocock, Ruth Rentschler, Aidan Rigoni, Louise Rigoni, Venetia Rigoni, Jill Russell, Paul Sutton & Tanya Soetratma, Thelma Taliangis, Tracey Whiting AM

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