Helpmann Academy

Neil Curnow Award (Expired)

The Neil Curnow Award is available to final-year students and graduates aged 30 and under. The purpose of the award is to support an emerging artist to undertake further study or career development in acting/theatre performance or direction.

The award is made possible through the generous bequest of the late Neil Curnow, an extraordinary man of the theatre based in Adelaide. Following his impressive career as an actor, director, teacher and voice coach, Neil made a bequest through the Independent Arts Foundation to support emerging South Australian theatre people through this prestigious award.

Valued at up to $7,000, the award supports the recipient to undertake further study or an internship at a recognised institution. The award is facilitated by the Helpmann Academy on behalf of the Independent Arts Foundation.

For more information:
Contact Helpmann Academy on (08) 7089 0720 /

Image: Clara Solly-Slade, recipient of the 2017 Neil Curnow Award at Working Classroom in New Mexico. Photo courtesy of the artist.

Presented in partnership with the Independent Arts Foundation.


Friday 30 October, 2020
Monday 23 November, 2020
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Suite 417 147 Pirie St

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