Public Art Management Workshop Series

Learn how to deliver public art like a pro with this three part workshop series presented by Helpmann Academy and Guildhouse. Are you keen to develop your skills in managing public art projects? Helpmann Academy and Guildhouse have partnered to present a program of workshops with project management expert and arts consultant Jill Gael. Over three focused and intimate sessions, … Continued

Creating Your Own Work

With Erin Fowler, Alice Potter, Dan Thorpe & Morgan Wright, facilitated by Jennifer Greer Holmes How do you utilise your creativity to generate income? This seminar will delve into the different ways artists are using their entrepreneurial skills to make money and look at the possibilities and realities of working as a creative practitioner. Hear … Continued

Write on the Money

Grant writing insights for emerging artists in South Australia Write on the Money is a free workshop for artists applying for grants with either Carclew, Helpmann Academy or both. This will be a practical informative session to win the support you need to get your project off the ground. Learn how to summarise your project, respond … Continued

Hit the Road

Taking your practice to new places with an arts residency.  Have you ever considered undertaking an artist residency? 
Hear from artists who have undertaken Helpmann initiated residencies as well as self-directed opportunities and discover how their experiences have impacted their lives and their practices. Kate Bohunnis Kate was the recipient of Helpmann Academy’s George Street … Continued


with Amy Milhinch, Creative Director, Freerange Future So you think you need a website? Websites can be a strong foundation to promote your practice and give you control over how you position yourself in the market place. But why? What and how? Amy Milhinch, Creative Director of Freerange Future, will guide you through an in-depth process … Continued


Join Alicia Wakeling, Head of Marketing at Freerange Future to learn how to use social media to your advantage while building your creative business.  It might not come naturally to everyone but there’s no denying that being on social media as an artist is a must-do. It helps you to be discoverable, make local and international … Continued

Presentation Skills

With Jill Gael, Director CPD Arts BIZ Part of building a sustainable creative practice is being able to present yourself and your work in the best light – be that in auditions, pitch meetings, to potential buyers, galleries, donors and the public. While many artists would prefer that their work speaks for them, networking is … Continued

Resilience & Wellbeing

CULTIVATING RESILIENCE IN THE FACE OF CHAOS with Dr Alison Robb Oh, arts life…full of uncertainty, passion, instability, opportunity, drought, emotional challenge, extreme highs and devastating lows, and a lot of tedium in between. The first few years are especially challenging if you’re moving from a training institution to the self-directed, project-based chaos of the … Continued


Grant writing insights for emerging artists in South Australia Write on the money is a workshop offering handy tips and tricks to emerging SA artists, applying for grants with either Carclew or Helpmann Academy or both, over the coming months. This will be a concise 2 hours (including drinks at the end!), offering you a bunch of tools to win the support … Continued


With Cat Hope, Professor of Music and Head of school, Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music, Monash University Held in conjunction with The Summers Night Project, established to support and mentor emerging composers who identify as women, this seminar focuses on gender equality in recent Australian music culture. Cat Hope (Professor of Music and Head of school, … Continued


With Marie-Louise Carroll, State Manager: Western Australia and South Australia, Creative Partnerships Australia.  A fundamental piece of a successful creative practice is fundraising and applying for funding to support your artistic endeavours, but this can sometimes be a daunting task. Led by Marie-Louise Carroll, State Manager: Western Australia & South Australia, Creative Partnerships Australia, the Fundraising … Continued


With Marye Hobbs, Carly Snoswell, Jess Taylor, and Sera Waters, facilitated by Kay Lawrence. Join Visual Arts Masters and PhD candidates from the University of South Australia to discover first hand about their training, work-practices, and careers. Topics of discussion will include each artists’ experience with: Work practices and processes. Grants and residencies. Connecting with … Continued


With Lauren Abineri, Amy Barrett-Lennard, Edward Hartley, Margo Hill-Smith, Liz Nowell & Leigh Robb. Have you ever wondered how a gallery decides to give a new artist their first show, or which gallery is right for you? For an artist developing their practice, working with galleries can be something of an enigma. It can be … Continued


HOW SOUTH AUSTRALIAN ARTISTS MAKE A LIVING With Geordie Brookman, Elena Carapetis, Dan Crannitch, James Dodd, & Sophie Hyde. There’s a lot of mystery about making money as a creative practitioner. In this Activate Seminar, we’re aiming to remove some of the mystery, and talk about the different choices successful creatives make to sustain their … Continued


WITH VANESSA GORE, PARTNER AT FISHER JEFFRIES Vanessa Gore of Fisher Jeffries will present a session on the basic principles of Intellectual Property Law, with a focus on Copyright. Vanessa will flag some issues to be aware of, and tips to manage them, as well as other issues including: Rights Ownership Infringement Assignment and Licensing … Continued

Arts Residencies | BENEFITS & CHALLENGES

Have you ever considered undertaking an artist residency? 
Hear from artists who have undertaken Helpmann initiated residencies as well as self-directed opportunities. The seminar will cover key opportunities and benefits of artist residencies, where to find the right residency, how to apply, as well as tips on how to make the residency work for you. … Continued

Contracts – Tips & Traps

WITH ROSALIE BRADY, PARTNER AT FISHER JEFFRIES Rosalie Brady of Fisher Jeffries Lawyers will take you through tips on protecting yourself when entering into contracts, whether they be with suppliers, clients, publishers, landlords or anyone else. Rosalie will cover issues including: payment terms; delivery obligations; enforcement; statutory rights; and your potential personal liability. Rosalie Brady … Continued