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Helpmann Academy

The Helpmann Academy empowers South Australia's best emerging artists to realise their visions and build sustainable practices.


The Helpmann Academy is the only organisation of it’s kind in Australia. We support South Australia’s most exciting new artists launch their careers by providing professional development opportunities including grants and awards, mentorships, masterclasses, advisory services and international artist exchanges, all tailored specifically for South Australia’s higher education students, tertiary graduates and emerging artists.


The Helpmann Academy is a unique collaborative partnership, unifying the skills and resources of the state's universities and TAFE SA. Throughout its 21 years, the Helpmann Academy has empowered more than 6000 artists, promoting South Australia as a centre for excellence in creative education, and contributing to the artistic community of the state.