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Graduate Pathway Program

The Illuminate Adelaide Graduate Pathway Program is a professional development opportunity offered to recent graduates of creative arts degrees supporting their transition from student to a career as a practicing artist.

Made possible with thanks to the generous support from the James & Diana Ramsay Foundation, recent graduates (up to five years) are invited to submit a creative proposal forming part of the Illuminate Adelaide program in 2024. The co-Founders and Creative Directors of Illuminate Adelaide will select up to three proposals for presentation. Selected recipients will be matched with mentors to support their practice and extend their ambition. In this way, the selected artists enhance their skills, but also grow their professional networks.

The Opportunity

The Illuminate Adelaide Graduate Pathway Program offers recent graduates a fully funded career development opportunity including possible presentation of their work within a highly visible public platform, being the Illuminate Adelaide 2024 event, including:

  • A $5,000 commission fee paid to the selected artist/s (up to three selected per annum).
  • $2,000 per selected artist/s supporting costs associated with presentation of their work.
  • A 6-month professional development opportunity including an introduction to a committed mentor working in an associated field/practice.


2022 Recipients and City Lights Commissions:

Miles Dunne is a multi-disciplinary artist working in creative technology, design, and installation. Miles’ work explores the unique intersection between emerging digital technologies and the physical world, using interactive elements to create augmented versions of reality.

Miles Dunne's work, Proximity State, is presented in 2023's City Lights program.

Andrea Przygonski is a visual artist whose work focusses primarily on print media and installation, with elements of sculpture, mix media, fibre, performance, and new media. Andrea is has a Masters in Visual Arts from the University of South Australia and a Master of Fine Arts from the Art Institute of Chicago.

Craig Glasson is an emerging South Australian visual artist, recently graduating with Honours (First Class) from the Adelaide Central School of Art. With a background in graphic design and illustration, Craig's work is influenced by architecture, industrial design, and mathematical tropes.


Are you a graduate artist?

Applications are now open!

Apply here

Applications will close October 20 2023.



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Image: Miles Dunne's work, Proximity State, is presented in 2023's City Lights program.