ACE Open Studio, 2019. Photography by Elizabeth Harper

ACE Open Studio Program

ACE Open hosts five fully-supported South Australian artist studios through its Studio Program. Places are awarded through a competitive application process and support outstanding applicants who display strength in both artistic merit and commitment to their practice, and who are engaged in an active program of professional development and/or career opportunities during the program period.

The Studio Program provides a fully-supported studio space with 24/7 access for twelve months; professional development opportunities including studio visits with Australian and international curators, introductions to visiting artists, participation in public programs, mentorship by ACE Open artistic staff and profiling and promotion opportunities.

In addition, ACE Open hosts one fully-furnished residential studio which is available to visiting artists, curators, writers and industry professionals.

The ACE Open Studio Program is supported by the ACE Studio Program Donors Circle and partnerships with the City of Adelaide, Adelaide Central School of Art and the Helpmann Academy.

Donors Circle:
Anonymous x 2, Susan Armitage, Jane Ayers, Sally Ball, Candy Bennett, Kate Bohunnis & Patrice Sharkey, James Darling AM, Julia Dowling, Lesley Forwood, Rick & Jan Frolich, Andrew Henderson, Kate Irving, Hon Diana Laidlaw AM, James Lake, Brigitte Lane, Stephen Lane, Edwina Lehmann, Ryan McCourt, Pam McKee, David McKee, Jane Michell, Ruth Rentschler, Aidan Rigoni, Louise Rigoni, Venetia Rigoni, Jill Russell, Thelma Taliangis and Tracey Whiting.

If you are interested in supporting the studio program, please contact Louise Dunn, Executive Director on 8211 7505 or

More information on our Studio Program can be downloaded here