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 to criteria, conquer your budget, and make a selection panel sit up in their chair and take notice.


  • The crucial elements of Who, What, Where, Why, When and How – and getting to the point
  • How to define your project, its outcomes and why this needs to happen now
  • How to calculate the cost of your project and prepare a budget
  • The ins and outs of support materials
  • What it means to make your project viable

A panel featuring composer Dan Thorpe, dancer/choreographer Felicity Boyd, visual artist Brianna Speight and musician Elsy Wameyo will offer their insights on what it takes to write a successful grant application, and the impact it can have on an emerging career.


South Australian artists who are either 26-years and under, or who are eligible for Helpmann support (see here for details).

Presented by Helpmann Academy and Carclew.

Header image:Behind the Scenes on the set of “Filmies” web series by Stakeout Films.

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 presents 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: Tuesday 20 August, 5:45pm for a 6pm start,
followed by networking drinks at 7pm.

WHERE: Tandanya, 253 Grenfell St, Adelaide

COST: FREE but registration is essential