• "Immerse" by Susie Jane Althorp, 2021 Creative Boost Grant recipient.


Our Creative Boost Grants support creatives with grants of up to $500 and have been developed to provide emerging creatives with a quick boost of cash while dealing with the continuing impact of the pandemic on the arts industry.

Funds will enable eligible emerging creatives to purchase essential services and materials or pay immediate costs, develop small projects, build digital skills, develop their audience, and support them to continue their creative practice.

These funds can be used for activities such as:

  • The purchase, hire or upgrade of technology or equipment, training in new skills that will enable creatives to continue or adapt their practice (such as computer software or programs, cameras and associated equipment, sound equipment, workshops and seminars)
  • The purchase of materials and tools pertinent to a creative practice (such as paints and brushes, metals, timber, and textiles, printing and framing, materials to create merchandise)
  • Paying for costs associated with their practice (such as studio rental, website hosting fees etc)
  • Building and expanding their audience (e.g. social advertising, creating/evolving an online business, producing online webinars and workshops)

Creative Boost Grants are for graduates from eligible programs (final year students are not eligible in Round 1)

Creative Boost Grants Round 1
Applications open on Tuesday 26 April 2022
Applications close on Sunday 22 May 2022 at 11:59pm ACST
For activity occurring between 1 July 2022 and 31 December 2022

Creative Boost Grants Round 2
Dates coming soon!

For more information:
Contact Helpmann Academy (08) 7089 0720 / [email protected]