Unique South Australian arts philanthropy organisation, the Helpmann Academy will celebrate its 20th anniversary with an “Academy” Awards themed dinner on Fri Jun 27.

The Maestros & Apprentices event started as a small fundraising dinner headlined by iconic SA chef Cheong Liew at the Hilton soon after the organisation was founded and has grown over almost two decades to be one of the most sought after charity gala tickets in town, attracting up to 500 guests each year.

The glamorous black tie dinner at the Adelaide Convention Centre will feature quality SA food and wines, live big band music, dancing, and the chance to bid on artworks from some of South Australia’s most outstanding emerging artists at the silent and major auctions – all graduates of Adelaide’s three tertiary arts schools – UniSA, Adelaide College of the Arts (TAFE) and Adelaide Central School of Art.

Guests will be invited to walk the red carpet, smile for the papparazzi and dance the night away while contributing to the ongoing vibrancy of Adelaide’s art scene.

The Helpmann Academy was formed in 1994 as a joint venture between the state’s tertiary institutions teaching arts, a unique collaborative model that has supported emerging artists both financially and philosophically through grants, awards, residencies and mentorships.

The Helpmann Academy aims to help arts graduates establish themselves in their chosen field, be it visual arts, film, dance, acting, music or theatre technology and design. The organisation is unique in Australia and possibly the world as it brings to a collaborative table the heads of each tertiary institution with the shared goal of creating and sustaining a viable and exciting arts scene in Adelaide and showcasing the talent of South Australian artists to the wider world.

For more information, visit helpmannacademy.com.au or call the Helpmann Academy on 8132 0777.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email