Helpmann Academy launches mentorship scheme

Friday, 2 August 2002

AN Adelaide music graduate has been named among the successful candidates in the Helpmann Academy's inaugural Mentorship Scheme.

The scheme matches 10 emerging visual and performing arts artists with professional arts mentors of their choice.

The emerging artists are all recent graduates from Helpmann Academy partners, which include the University of Adelaide's Elder School of Music. The mentorship scheme has been made possible with funding from ArtSA.

Award-winning author Peter Goldsworthy will address the Mentors and their Proteges at a celebration dinner at Le Zinc on Wednesday, August 7.

Among the 10 successful candidates is Christopher Wainwright, graduate of the Elder School of Music with First Class Honours, who will be teamed for nine months with arts journalist, musicologist and performer Dr Graham Strahle, a Visiting Research Fellow with the Elder School.

Christopher will receive approximately 25 hours of mentorship from Dr Strahle. During that time Christopher will be writing articles and reviews on arts and music, which will be published in a number of Australian arts publications.

The mentorship begins in September 2002.

Executive Director of the Helpmann Academy Libby Raupach said: "Mentorship schemes are proving to be the innovative and fresh way of meeting the needs of emerging artists. The artists have all chosen inspirational role models who will give them professional guidance, sensitive and informed artistic feed back and be professionally encouraging and supportive within a 'leadership peer' environment."


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Sheila Bryce
Helpmann Academy
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