Space to create in 2019

ACE Open and City of Adelaide invite ambitious South Australian artists working in any medium to submit an application for a supported 2019 residency at ACE Open’s CBD artist studios.

Located in Adelaide’s West End Creative Precinct, ACE Open presents transformative experiences for artists and audiences. As Adelaide’s flagship contemporary art space, ACE Open presents a dynamic exhibition program in its gallery space, engaging public programs, and hosts six on-site artist studios.

The City of Adelaide is delighted to collaborate with ACE Open to provide this opportunity for an artist to evolve their professional practice, enhance their profile, and propel their careers onto the national and international stage. City of Adelaide supports cultural incubation that enables people, enterprises and audiences flourish.

This residency offers:

One rent-free studio at ACE Open, provided from January-December 2019. The 4m x 5m studio features 24/7 access, plus shared kitchen and breakout facilities. Utilities (electricity, internet, water) are included.

Professional development opportunities including, but not limited to: studio visits with Australian and international curators, introductions to visiting artists, participation in public programs, and mentorship by ACE Open artistic staff.

Profiling and promotion opportunities through City of Adelaide and ACE Open.


Professional artists from South Australia working in any medium are invited to apply.

The successful applicant will be selected on the basis of quality of work, artistic commitment, and benefit to their practice.

Artists who will be studying full-time in 2019 are ineligible to apply.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disability, and culturally and linguistically diverse applicants are strongly encouraged to apply.

Applications are due:

Sunday 25 November, 11.59pm. Applications have now closed.

Applications will be considered by a joint committee of ACE Open and City of Adelaide representatives.


Please contact Vivian Cooper, Public Programs Coordinator, on 08 8211 7505 or with any questions.