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 Studios Residency in the first half of 2019. This unique, local 6-month residency gave Kate access to specialised space, machinery, and a community of established artists with specialised skills, enabling her to develop her technical skills and create a completely new body of work. Kate was also a participant in Helpmann’s 2018 Sanskriti Kendra Residency in India.

eDuard Helmbold
eDuard was awarded Helpmann Academy’s City Rural Insurance Travel Award at the 2018 Helpmann Academy Graduate Exhibition. This, coupled with a Helpmann Regular Grant, assisted him to undertake a three-week self-directed residency at the Arts Letters & Numbers institution in upstate New York.

Jemima Lambell
Jemima was a recipient of Helpmann Academy’s 2018 Sanskriti Kendra Residency in India. The six-week program, at a retreat on the outskirts of New Delhi offers artists from diverse cultures the opportunity to reflect, interact and create. Through a variety of workshops offered during the residency, Jemima was able to develop new concepts that would be the starting point for a number of new bodies of work.

Clara Solly-Slade
As the recipient of Helpmann Academy’s 2018 Neil Curnow Award (presented in partnership with the Independent Arts Foundation), Clara undertook residencies at La Mama Experimental Theatre Company, in Brooklyn New York and Working Classroom, in Albuquerque New Mexico. These experiences assisted Clara to clarify her own plan for a socially engaged arts program and contributed to her being the inaugural recipient of Helpmann Academy’s Emerging Director Fellowship with State Theatre Company and State Opera South Australia.

Facilitated by Hugo Michell, Director of Hugo Michell Gallery. 

Header image: The Dussehra Festival, celebrated at the end of Sharada Navrathi. Photo by Nat Penney while participating in the Sanskriti Kendra Residency in India.

Helpmann Academy is proud to introduce our Activate Professional Development Seminar Series.

The series aims to empower emerging visual and performing artists with practical knowledge to help build and sustain a successful creative career.

The Activate Seminar Series will present guest artists, specialists and panels covering a range of topics such as contract and intellectual property law, income and funding options, marketing and publicity, and more.

WHEN: Wednesday 24 July, 5:15pm for a 5:30pm start

WHERE: Classrooms 1 & 2, Adelaide College of the Arts, 39 Light Square, Adelaide

WHO: All welcome

FREE but places are limited, bookings essential. 


Join us for drinks following the seminar at the Kaleidoscope Exhibition in Light Square Gallery.