• Zoe Woods, Visual Artist
  • Elise Bonato, siren/saudade, 2016
  • Chelsea Smart, jazz singer
  • Hailey Lane, Without a Sound.
  • Emmaline Zanelli, visual artist
  • Jack Ladd, Experiments in Nuclear Flower #1 (detail)
  • Nicholas Pennington, jazz guitarist
  • Glasswork by Zoe Woods
  • James Smith, 2014 Bendigo and Adelaide Bank Award winner
  • Emmaline Zanelli, Please Touch (detail).
  • Elisabeth Beltrame, jazz singer

EMPOWERING SOUTH AUSTRALIA'S BEST EMERGING ARTISTS TO REALISE THEIR VISIONS AND BUILD SUSTAINABLE PRACTICES

The Helpmann Academy is the only organisation of its kind in Australia. We empower South Australia’s best emerging artists to realise their visions and build sustainable practices. We provide professional development opportunities including grants and awards, mentorships, masterclasses, advisory services and international artist residencies, all tailored specifically for South Australia’s higher education students, graduates and emerging artists.

The Helpmann Academy is a unique collaborative partnership, unifying the skills and resources of the state’s universities and TAFE SA. Throughout its 22 years, the Helpmann Academy has empowered more than 6600 artists, promoting South Australia as a centre for excellence in creative education, and contributing to the artistic community of the state.


FEATURED PROGRAM

GoingPro with Ben Mack Productions is a unique opportunity for emerging visual and performing artists to build on their existing practice by developing specialised promotional skills. Using a GoPro camera supplied by Helpmann, selected artists are developing skills in editing footage and producing short promotional videos. Read more > 

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New Helpmann Fellowships

We are delighted to announce the NEW Helpmann Fellowships, supported by The James and Diana Ramsay Foundation, valued at up to $20,000 each.

August Regular Grant round recipients

The Helpmann Academy has awarded $38,000 to emerging artists from a range of creative disciplines in its second round of competitive grants for 2016.