New Helpmann Fellowships

21 October 2016

Two fellowships valued at up to $20,000 each will be awarded in both 2017 and 2018 to fund substantial overseas or interstate opportunities thanks to a grant from The James and Diana Ramsay Foundation.

The new fellowships were launched by Richard Jasek, Board Director of The James and Diana Ramsay Foundation, at Helpmann’s 2016 Wrap Up Party at Bendigo and Adelaide Bank on Thursday 20 October.

The Fellowships will fund significant professional development proposals from emerging South Australian artists. Activities may include residencies, specialist training, workshops with recognised institutions, or internships with recognised professional practitioners or organisations. The Helpmann Fellowships are open to final year students and graduates (up to five years from graduation) from all of Helpmann Academy’s partner institutions, working in visual arts, theatre, dance, music and film.

The James and Diana Ramsay Foundation fosters excellence in the arts and is committed to supporting high quality arts programs to encourage a robust arts sector and increase its accessibility.

General Manager of the James and Diana Ramsay Foundation, Kerry de Lorme said that the Foundation was thrilled to be supporting the new fellowships. “These opportunities will have a significant and long lasting impact on the careers of the recipients. We want these fellowships to provide emerging artists with the confidence, networks and tools required to create a sustainable career for themselves and for them to contribute to the arts sector in their chosen field,” she said.

CEO of the Helpmann Academy, Jane MacFarlane said that receiving a Helpmann Fellowship would be a career defining moment for an emerging artist. “These fellowships will encourage early career artists to dream big. An opportunity like this will allow the space for a creative practice to really grow and develop, and for ideas to reach their full potential.” She said.

Applications open on Tuesday 15 November.
Applications close on Friday 24 February 2017 at 5pm.

Information for applicants will be available HERE when the Fellowships open.

The Helpmann Fellowships are proudly supported by The James and Diana Ramsay Foundation.