Fellowships

Opens Closes Notified
Reading Australia Fellowship for Teachers of English and Literacy 9am 8 December 2020 1pm 12 April 2021 early August 2021
Author Fellowship tba 1pm 28 June 2021 mid August 2021
Fellowship for Non-Fiction Writing tba 1pm 28 June 2021 mid August 2021
Fellowship for a Visual Artist tba tba tba

 

“The Copyright Agency’s Author Fellowship was a real life saver. It allowed me to focus purely on this difficult and ambitious novel and to dedicate my body and soul to creating a work of real excellence. I cannot thank the Copyright Agency enough.”

– Melissa Lucashenko, recipient of the 2016 Author Fellowship and winner of the Miles Franklin Literary Award 2019

The Copyright Agency offers Fellowships for Australian writers and visual artists to create significant new works.

Year-long Fellowships are intrinsically important to Australian creative writers and visual artists as it buys them time to create new work.

For 2020, two $80,000 Fellowships are available for Australian writers who have achieved some success and critical acclaim with their writing and who have a publisher interested in publishing the intended work.

The Copyright Agency also offers an $80,000 Fellowship for a Visual Artist to create an important new work for exhibition or which has a public outcome.

We’re really pleased to be able to offer even more support for our members who work so hard to make Australia a creative nation as part of a broader aspiration to be a nation of thinkers. Kim Williams, Chair, Copyright Agency

Author Fellowship

The Copyright Agency’s Author Fellowship will support an established Australian author to create a new work for publication.

One Fellowship will be awarded each year.

Amount of grant: $80,000

Fellowship for Non-Fiction writing

The Copyright Agency’s Fellowship for Non-Fiction Writing will support a mid-career or established Australian author to create a new work of creative non-fiction for publication.

One Fellowship will be awarded each year.

Amount of grant: $80,000

Fellowship for a Visual Artist

The Copyright Agency’s Fellowship for a Visual Artist will support an established Australian visual artist to develop and create a new work in any medium for exhibition or which has a public outcome.

One Fellowship will be awarded each year.

Amount of grant: $80,000

Fellowship applications are assessed by a panel of independent peers.