Announcing Innovative Online Projects
For our first round of Emergency Action Funding, which closed on Tuesday 14 April, we received 44 applications for Innovative Online Projects. From a very impressive list the following four were selected, each receiving $5,000 for their project:
- Journalist and literary consultant Nicole Abadee for a weekly podcast – Books, Books, Books – featuring interviews with Australian writers about their new books
- Booked Out Speakers Agency for Reaching Out Online, bringing online writers’ and illustrators’ events to Australian schools
- Author and former SWF artistic director Caro Llewellyn for Together – Remotely, a series of regular online forums featuring writers affected by COVID-19 (follow @CaroLlewellyn for the latest updates)
- Journalist Tracey Spicer for Wednesday Night Book Club, a series of interviews with Australian women and marginalised writers conducted by noted reviewers and writers
This funding is part of the $375,000 in additional grants being offered to writers, visual artists and publishers in response to the fundamental challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.
While applications for Innovative Online Projects and Virtual Writers’ Festivals are now closed, those for the Grants Program and Visual Arts Projects remain open until 1pm on Thursday 23 April.