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Helpmann Academy Creative Boost Grants

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

Offered over 2 rounds in 2021, the Creative Boost Grants (previously the Creative Relief Fund) will support creatives with grants of up to $1,000.

Funds will enable artists to purchase essential services or pay immediate costs, develop small projects, build digital skills, develop their audience, and support them to continue their creative practice.

These funds can be used for activities such as:

  • The purchase, hire or upgrade of technology or equipment, training in new skills that will enable creatives to continue or adapt their practice (such as computer software or programs, cameras and associated equipment, sound equipment, workshops and seminars) 
  • The purchase of materials and tools pertinent to a creative practice (such as paints and brushes, metals, timber, and textiles, printing and framing, materials to create merchandise)
  • Paying for costs associated with their practice (such as studio rental, website hosting fees etc)
  • Building and expanding their audience (e.g. social advertising, creating/evolving an online business, producing online webinars and workshops)

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

This opportunity is available to graduates (up to 5 years from final year study) from Helpmann Academy's partner institutions. Click here to find out if you are eligible. 

APPLICATIONS CLOSE MONDAY 22 MARCH 2021 AT 9:00AM ACDT

Applications close
22 Mar 2021
Amount
Up to $1,000
Artform
All artforms
Grant Type
Audience development
Early Career Artists
Market development
New work
Presentation & Promotion
Residencies
Skills development
Applicant Type
Individual
Group
City
Adelaide
Region
South Australia
Website
Helpmann Academy (opens in new window)
Contact
Mahalia Tanner
Email
mahalia.tanner@helpmannacademy.com.au
Phone
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