• Mark Curtis and The Flannelettes, 2021 Creative Development Grant recipients.

Creative Investment Fellowships

8 October 2021

12 South Australian emerging creatives will be undertaking career defining opportunities thanks to the Helpmann Academy Creative Investment Fellowships, supported by the James and Diana Ramsay Foundation.

Valued at up to $10,000, the Creative Investment Fellowships sit within Helpmann Academy’s Creative Stimulus Scheme and were created to assist emerging creatives with larger projects and professional development programs as they forge beyond the challenges of 2020 and further their creative practice.

The Creative Investment Fund Grant recipients are:

Mark Curtis, Bonnie Auè and Michael Hutchison (musicians and University of Adelaide graduates) will be releasing their first album with the band Mark Curtis and the Flannelettes. This funding will go towards professional development with Little Acorn Music’s Sian Walden on marketing and release strategies – as well as mastering, artwork pressing and printing for the finalised record.

Lily Drummond and Madison Siegertsz (filmmaker and producer and Flinders University graduates) will direct and produce short film, ‘Points of Sail’, supported by a confirmed team of emerging and professional practitioners.

Bryce Kraehenbuehl (filmmaker and Flinders University graduate) will undertake a 12-month mentorship with Super 8 lab owner and experimental filmmaker Richard Tuohy to learn how a small-scale lab develops film.

Amelie Peters (performer and musician, and University of Adelaide graduate) will use her fellowship to promote her show ‘Retail Reality’ at Fringe World Perth and the Adelaide Fringe in 2022.

Kira Yang, Aiden Wang, Nicole Rammesh, Jack Doherty and Liliana Franco (musical theatre performers and University of Adelaide graduates) will receive funding to support development, marketing, and presentation of a new original work, Not Your Average Asian Girl (NYAAG), a multi-disciplinary comedy cabaret, for Adelaide Fringe Festival 2022.

Image: Mark and the Flannelettes Behind-the-Scenes, photo supplied by artist.

The Helpmann Creative Investment Fellowships were made possible through support from the James and Diana Ramsay Foundation.