Creative Stimulus Grants Scheme 

In 2020 the Helpmann Academy introduced a new funding program to support emerging South Australian creatives in the wake of COVID-19.

The Helpmann Academy Creative Stimulus Grants Scheme was developed as a holistic approach to the challenges faced by our community due to the restrictions required to combat COVID-19.

The COVID-19 crisis has had a substantial impact on emerging creatives, and will continue to impact their careers, as the immediate affects shift to more long-term challenges.

The Creative Stimulus Grants Scheme will continue in 2021 and aims to support emerging creatives at different stages of their career development.

The Creative Boost Grants (previously the Creative Relief Fund) will support artists with grants of up to $1,000. The funds will enable artists to purchase essential services or pay immediate costs, build digital skills and develop their audience. The Creative Boost Grants will be offered over 2 rounds in 2021.

The Creative Development Grants will support artists with grants of up to $5,000 to kickstart new projects, research and develop ideas/new works or build their skills, markets and creative practice. The Creative Development Grants will be offered over 2 rounds in 2021.

The Creative Investment Grants will support artists or collectives with up to $10,000 to participate in transformational professional and career defining opportunities.

KEY DATES
Creative Boost Grants Round 1
Applications open on Monday 22 February 2021
Applications close on Monday 22 March 2021 at 9:00am ACDT
For activity occurring between 1 May 2021 and 31 July 2021

Creative Development Grants Round 1
Applications open in the week commencing 5 April 2021
Applications close on Monday 17 May 2021 at 9:00am ACST
For activity occurring between 1 July 2021 and 30 June 2022

Creative Investment Grants
Applications open in the week commencing 5 July 2021
Applications close on Monday 23 August 2021 at 9:00am ACST
For activity occurring between 1 November 2021 and 31 October 2022

Creative Boost Grants Round 2
Applications open in the week commencing 9 August 2021
Applications close on Monday 6 September 2021 at 9:00am ACST
For activity occurring between 1 October 2021 and 31 December 2021

Creative Development Grants Round 2
Applications open in the week commencing 4 October 2021
Applications close on Monday 15 November 2021 at 9:00am ACDT
For activity occurring between 1 January 2022 and 31 December 2022