Generously supported by a group of philanthropic partners and donors and Arts South Australia, the Helpmann Academy Creative Stimulus Grants Scheme has been developed as a holistic approach to the challenges faced by emerging creatives brought on by the restrictions needed to combat COVID-19. 

Proudly supported by the James and Diana Ramsay Foundation and valued at up to $10,000, the Creative Investment Fund Grants sit within Helpmann Academy’s Creative Stimulus Scheme and were created to assist artists with larger projects and professional development programs as they forge beyond Covid-19 restrictions, and further their creative practice.

The Creative Investment Fund Grants will fund opportunities of significance, unique to the applicant, that will develop their artistic practice in meaningful and vital ways, empowering them to take the next step in their career development.

Individual artists or collectives have the opportunity to undertake tailored professional development programs, larger scale projects, or a combination of both. A self-directed program of activities may include residencies, specialist training, long-term workshops and internships with recognised institutions or professional practitioners. Large scale projects may stand alone or encompass the outcomes and learnings of the professional development program; these projects can include the development of new work, the exhibition or performance of this work, touring, recording, or activity to development new markets and audiences.

Applications for the Creative Investment Fund open on 23 October 2020
Applications close on Monday 30 November 2020 at 9:00am ACDT
For activity occurring between 1 January 2021 and 31 December 2021

The Helpmann Creative Investment Grants are made possible through the generous support from The James and Diana Ramsay Foundation. The James and Diana Ramsay Foundation fosters excellence in the arts. They are committed to supporting high-quality arts programs to encourage a robust arts sector and increase its accessibility.

Applications for the Creative Investment Fund grants have now closed.