Supporting the development of new art and performance
Presented by Vitalstatistix

Applications have closed.

Adhocracy is Vitalstatistix’s national hothouse, supporting the creative development of new experimental and multidisciplinary arts projects. Artists from around Australia join us to create and converse over the first weekend of Spring. This year’s tenth anniversary edition of Adhocracy will be proceeded by a national experimental art exchange. For more info on our general call out see here.


To celebrate the tenth anniversary of Adhocracy we are offering an extended Hart’s Mill residency for a project led by South Australian artist/s.

One selected project will be awarded $5000 and up to two weeks residency at Hart’s Mill (in either the Flour Shed or the Packing Shed, 26 Aug – 8 Sept) inclusive of Adhocracy. This opportunity is for projects that are led by and include a majority of South Australian artists.

What are we looking for?

We are interested in projects that:

  • Explore ideas, research questions, provocations and concepts;
  • Are culturally and socially engaged;
  • Provide a methodology for genuine experimentation with ideas and forms over the four days alongside consideration of space, technology, interdisciplinary practice and community engagement, as relevant;
  • Are a genuine collaboration between a creative team over the course of four days (solo proposals are of course fine if the project is a solo endeavour);
  • Enable audiences to experience part of the making/research process;
  • Are new works in the early stages of development that can benefit from a hothouse environment (or a substantial reimagining of an existing art work if there is a strong rationale).

Key information

The selected project will be offered up to two weeks at Hart’s Mill (in either the Flour or the Packing Shed).

The residency takes place Monday 26th August to Sunday 8th September and is inclusive of Adhocracy which is a four-day event. The first day, Thursday 5th September, is for artists only. The public program for audiences runs Friday 6th to Sunday 8th September. To be selected for participation you must be able to fully attend all four of these days. Selected artists will present a talk or showing each evening of the public program. Please note that this year there will also be a national experimental arts exchange held on 3rd and 4th September that you will be invited to attend if you are selected.

The selected project will receive a fee of $5000 towards artist fees and materials. You will also receive some additional production and documentation support from Vitalstatistix.

This is an opportunity for collaboration, experimentation, creative development, and, of course, feedback from Adhocracy artists and audiences. For more on what Adhocracy is like, we highly recommend you check out the 2018 public program and short documentary videos from previous years.

How to apply

To submit your proposal, please provide us with the following:

  1. A description of your project, including what you propose to do and how you imagine the project may develop over up to two weeks (max two pages).
  2. A description of the creative team undertaking the project – who you are and how you will work together. You may include short biographies (max two pages, including the bios).
  3. A description of the type of production support you may require, the type of space you will need and how you will allocate $5000 (max one page).
  4. One item of support material, with an option to provide a second item.
  5. Optional: One letter of support or recommendation from an artistic peer.

Note: Please stick to the information we have asked for above – we do not require anything more than this. Non-pdf support material should be provided as URLs on the cover form. Please ensure you clearly name your documents with your name and project title.

If you would like your project to be considered for both this and the general round, please only fill out this application form.

Applications have closed.


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Project Dates

Monday 26th August to Sunday 8th September