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.
12-month studio space
Adelaide CBD location
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
Applications for the Studio Program are currently closed. Subscribe to our newsletter to be the first to hear about opportunities.
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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