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Grants and Accreditations

Helikos is by intention a self-sustained educational institution that funds itself through the students tuition.  Although Helikos doesn't receive any external funding, many students have received various kinds of financial support to come and study at Helikos, at Kiklos (the previous edition of the school in Padova, from 2000 to 2004), or to train with Giovanni Fusetti in various parts of the world.

Here is a list of public and private entities that have funded in some ways our students. Please contact us if you need more detailed information.


The Marten Bequest Traveling Fellowship was granted to an Australian student to come to train in Florence in 2010/2011. 


The University of Copenhagen sponsored one Danish student to study at Helikos in 2010/2011.


Metsahallitus Natural Heritage Services funded one student to train at Helikos in 2011/2012.


Afdas. The work of Giovanni Fusetti is known and accredited by Afdas, and French students have studied with him in Padova (Italy), in France, and in the US, partially or fully funded by Afdas. (

JN Tata Endowment - for the Higher Education of Indians was granted to one Indian student to train at Helikos in 2011/2012.

Faculty of Creative Industries and Business, Department of Performing and Screen Arts, UNITEC New Zealand.  Professional development for the faculty members.


Toi Whakaari, New Zealand Drama School. Training with Giovanni Fusetti has been accredited as part of the vocational/secondment training  for the Acting for Stage and Screen program.

The National Arts Council of South Africa funded two students at Helikos during 2011/2012.

Grants to train in the US with Giovanni Fusetti:

The Kennedy Center (Grant for Professional Development for Teachers).
The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage,  Philadelphia, PA.
The Leeway Foundation, Philadelphia, PA.
City of Boulder Arts Commission, Boulder, CO.
University of Maryland, The Graduate School Fellowship: Graduate Student Summer Research Fellowship to a PHD Candidate.

Portland Regional Arts & Culture Council, Portland, OR. Professional Development Grant Program.

Grants to train in Florence:
Leslie O. Fulton Fellowship, Portland Theatre Guild, Portland, OR.

Accreditation from universities:

Antioch University McGregor, Yellow Springs, Ohio.  MA level.
University of Minnesota, PHD level.

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