Inaugural $20k Helpmann Fellowship for Stephanie

Stephanie Norman

Flinders’ Stephanie Norman will travel overseas to undertake life-changing opportunities after being selected for an inaugural Helpmann Academy Fellowship.

The Fellowships were formally presented at a special ceremony at Government House on Monday 10 April.

The Helpmann Fellowships, valued at up to $20,000 each, fund projects supporting early career artists to realise their visions and build sustainable practices, shaping their future and empowering them to transform the cultural landscape.

It is intended the Fellowships will enable artists to pursue professional development opportunities overseas or interstate.

The Helpmann Fellowships are made possible through a grant from The James and Diana Ramsay Foundation.

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.

Olivia Dryden from Adelaide College of the Arts and Zoe Woods from the University of South Australia also received fellowships.

Stephanie will spend three months in the United Kingdom undertaking a specially devised program to develop her skills as a writer/director.

She will study two full time courses at the Metropolitan Film School in London; the first an intensive directing course and the second a 4-week full time screenwriting course.

Stephanie also hopes to work with the Australian Directors Guild and local production companies/producers to organise a series of work experience opportunities that will allow her to network internationally and gain hands-on practice on large-scale productions. Stephanie is also receiving mentoring from Helpmann Academy Patron, Scott Hicks.

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