Five young South Australian artists are taking on the world after being awarded the inaugural Carclew Fellowships worth more than $50,000.

Angus Mason, a jazz drummer who started playing when he was 10 has received $10,400 to travel to New York for workshops and master classes with industry greats.

Fifteen-year-old Imogen Walters was awarded $12,000 to continue her traineeship at the world famous Bolshoi Ballet academy in Moscow.

With a $12,000 grant, Jesse Budel will undertake a two-month tour of the US-Canadian West Coast, cultivating skills in environmental music practices.

Writer Sanja Grozdanic received $11,400 to travel to Bosnia to research and produce a body of work relating to the experience of the Yugoslavian diaspora.

And dancer Christopher Dyke received $12,000 to undertake a residency program with mentor Kyle Page and the Dancenorth company in Queensland.

Background

The Fellowships will be formally presented at a special ceremony at Carclew's Dusk Arts Market in its magnificent house and gardens on Tuesday 6 December.

The Carclew Fellowship Program encourages any artist or arts worker aged 26 years or under to pitch a professional development proposal for up to $12,000. Fellowships are open to all creative mediums, as well as technical, administration and production areas of the arts. Applications for 2017 will open in May.

Quotes attributable to Arts Minister Jack Snelling

These five artists are so very deserving of this.

With Carclew’s financial assistance, these young South Australians will take their skills and knowledge to the next level, to refine their art and further enrich our culture.

Quotes attributable to Carclew Chief Executive Tricia Walton

There’s no doubt that we’re going to be watching, reading and listening to these young artists for many, many years to come.

That’s not just because they are incredibly talented, it’s also because they are dedicated and motivated.