Annual Jazz Awards

Each year the Helpmann Academy Jazz Awards are held to honour and celebrate outstanding musicians – both graduates and final year students – from the University of Adelaide’s Elder Conservatorium of Music. In 2021 eight emerging jazz musicians were presented with $27,500 in awards at A Night of Jazz with Harry James Angus. The emerging … Continued

Helpmann Academy Langley Award for Jazz

The Helpmann Academy is pleased to invite applications for Helpmann Academy Langley Award for Jazz, proudly supported by the K & S Langley Fund. Valued at $7,500, Helpmann Academy’s Langley Award for Jazz provides an outstanding early career jazz musician or group with the opportunity to undertake pivotal career development projects, enabling them to take … Continued

Helpmann Academy Award for Voice

The Helpmann Academy Award for Voice is available to vocalists who are final year students or graduates from selected programs from the Elder Conservatorium of Music (University of Adelaide). There are up to two $5,000 awards (total prize value of $10,000) available and provides the opportunity for the recipient to undertake a self-directed and tailored program … Continued

SONGS: NSS & Helpmann Academy Collaboration

Helpmann Academy is thrilled to partner with The Northern Sound System (NSS) to deliver SONGS: A Northern Sound System & Helpmann Academy Collaboration. SONGS, a song-writing intensive, will combine leading South Australian music producers, emerging original artists and graduates from South Australia’s leading music education institute, the University of Adelaide’s Elder Conservatorium of Music to … Continued

Neil Curnow Award

“Standing amongst the Neil Curnow alumni is really, really exciting. So many South Australian artists I really respect and admire have started their practice with the aid of this initiative and I know the residency and training Helpmann have helped me curate will really lift my practice.” Eliza Oliver, 2018 Neil Curnow Award winner “Winning … Continued

Home Alone Film Fest

Generously funded by the Nunn Dimos Foundation. The Helpmann Academy Home Alone Film Fest is an online, short-film competition for South Australian emerging filmmakers. Responding to the theme of ‘creativity in isolation’, filmmakers have the opportunity to share their thoughts, feelings, stories, images, and moments with the community as they navigate living through the COVID-19 … Continued

The Recitals Australia Peter Schodde Memorial Piano Scholarship

In memory of the late Peter Schodde, Recitals Australia has partnered with the Helpmann Academy to offer the Peter Schodde Memorial Piano Scholarship. Valued at $5,000, the Scholarship is open to pianists between the ages of 18 and 26 who are passionate about their future. The Peter Schodde Memorial Piano Scholarship was established in memory of the late … Continued

ilDance Professional Development Opportunity

The ilDance Professional Development Opportunity provides the opportunity for an emerging dancer from Adelaide College of the Arts (TAFE SA) / Flinders University to work with ilDance’s project-based junior company ilYoung, and to tour a new dance work throughout Sweden. The opportunity will provide valuable mentorship from ilDance company’s founders Lee Brummer and Israel Aloni as … Continued

25th Anniversary Judith Roberts Award

“To receive the 25th Anniversary Judith Roberts Award is a great honour, and I really want to thank the Helpmann Academy for their generosity and for helping me in my creative journey. It’s very comforting to know that there are so many people who believe in me and my abilities, and who are willing to … Continued

Mike Stewart Memorial Award

“Having known and performed with Mike, I am honoured and incredibly humbled to be the 2018 recipient of the Mike Stewart Memorial award. I have had a vision of where I would like to take my original music and have been refining this sound over the past year. With this award, I will be able to … Continued