• Acid-Jazz outfit Hartway
  • Courteney Cox, photo by Chris Herzfeld
  • Daniel Thorpe, photo by Broken Chip for 3BS Records
  • eDuard Helmbold, O-O-O (video detail), photo by Laura Garcia Quijada
  • Tess Fowler, photo by Chris Herzfeld.
  • Ursula Halpin, Untitled Series, 2016

Regular Grants

The Helpmann Academy’s grants scheme offers more than $100,000 a year in funding for performing and visual arts projects.

Regular grants are offered twice a year. Grant Round 1 opens in March and closes on the first Friday in May, Grant Round 2 opens in August and closes on the first Friday in October.

Grants of up to $4,000 for individuals and $9,000 for groups are available for staff, final year students and graduates (up to five years from the final year of study) from all of Helpmann’s partner institutions.

Regular grants support opportunities such as:

  • Professional development in creative career building
  • Exploration of new artforms and exposure to emerging methods
  • Creation of original new work
  • Participation in residencies, workshops, masterclasses and summer schools

Please read the information for applicants thoroughly before commencing your application.


Grant Round 1
Opens week commencing 9 March 2020
Closes Friday 1 May 2020 at 11:59pm ACST
For activity occurring between 1 July 2020 and 30 June 2021

Grant Round 2
Opens week commencing 10 August 2020
Closes Friday 2 October 2020 at 11:59pm ACST
For activity occurring between 1 January 2021 and 31 December 2021

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