Adhocracy 2024 — Curator Mentorships

Expressions of Interest for the Adhocracy Curator Mentorships are now open. These are paid opportunities.

Who are we looking for?

We want to hear from South Australian-based early-career artists, curators and programmers who would benefit from mentorship. You can define ‘early career’ for yourself; for example you may be an artist who is branching into curatorial and programming fields, or you may be an emerging artist in the first few years of your career.

Ideally you will have attended Adhocracy and be familiar with Vitals’ work and values, however this is not essential.

Key information

The selected people will meet with Vitalstatistix Creative Producer  Jennifer Greer Holmes and Adhocracy Co-Curator Jason Sweeney  to discuss their process of developing the program for the fifteenth anniversary of Adhocracy in 2024.

The selected curators will be notified by 17 June and will meet with the co-curators no more than three times (online or in-person) over the following months. The selected curators will receive a sitting fee of $750 each and will be expected to participate at Adhocracy by negotiation with the co-curators. 

If you haven’t attended Adhocracy before we recommend you check out the 2023, 2022 and 2021 sites, and our retrospective documentary

How to apply

To submit your expression of interest, please provide us with the following via the online form. If you would like to submit your EOI by video or audio, please email Patrick Lang at for instructions. 

A letter of introduction, (no more than two pages), outlining who you are and why you would benefit from a curator mentorship, what you’d like to experience and learn. A biography or abbreviated CV, of no more than one page.

The name and contact details of one referee who is an artistic peer. 

One URL or file upload, that shows your creative work or a project you have contributed to.


Please only submit PDFs (not Word documents) when submitting documents

Please ensure you label documents using this filename convention: FIRST NAME_LAST NAME_Mentorship 

Provide passwords for your support material if they are private links. 

Submit your application here.

For enquiries contact us via or phone 08 8447 6211.


FAQs & Advice for Curator Mentorship

Do I need to reside in South Australia to apply for this? 


How much time is involved?

Approximately three hours of online meetings, with a small amount of preparation before each meeting, as well as attendance at Adhocracy for a few hours each day, followed by a short report. 
This opportunity will suit people with other commitments and is flexible to suit you. 

Early Career curator applicants will be notified of the outcome by 17 June. 

We encourage applications from people who are from marginalised backgrounds and we will work with you to provide tailored support should you require it.