Fellowship applications close soon

September 4, 2018

The Copyright Agency is currently accepting applications from writers and artists for three of its annual Fellowships, each worth $80,000. There are two new fellowships in 2018 – for non-fiction writing and visual art – as well as the existing author fellowship. Applications close on 24 September. To find out more and to apply click here.

CREATE grants awarded

In the meantime, six CREATE grants, worth $105,000, were recently awarded to five writers and a visual artist in an extremely competitive judging round, with more than 135 applications.

The grants went to:

  • Peggy Frew (Vic) author – $20,000
  • Jennifer Mills (SA) author – $20,000
  • Josephine Rowe (Tas) author – $10,000
  • Jane Rawson (Vic) author – $15,000
  • Lenny Bartulin (Tas) author – $20,000
  • Lisa Jones (in collaboration with Julia Davis) (NSW) visual artist – $20,000

Each of the selected authors will be producing new works of fiction on diverse topics ranging from xenophobia, self-interest and individualism to post-war migrant life in Tasmania during the 1950s, to cross-cultural friendships and ghost stories.

Artist Lisa Jones will continue to develop a show she and her collaborator Julia Davis have been working on with Sydney Trains, culminating in an immersive installation of soundscapes and video footage.

The CREATE judges were: Western Sydney University author and academic, Gail Jones; Monash University visual artist and academic, Terri Bird; and author, reviewer, and editor, Geordie Williamson.

The judges said, “This round attracted an abundance of high quality applications and we were impressed with the ambition and freshness of style in the works proposed. The number of applications that could clearly articulate support for literary and artistic endeavour, together with the opportunity for publication, exhibition or a public outcome was very impressive.

“The quality and relevance of the support material was absolutely crucial to each application and we encourage future applicants to think carefully about their support material. It really makes the difference to your application.”

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