Fellowships

Opens Closes Notified
Reading Australia Fellowship for Teachers of English and Literacy 9am 8 December 2020 closed 1pm 12 April 2021 early August 2021
Author Fellowship 12pm 1 February 2021 1pm 28 June 2021 mid-August 2021
Fellowship for Non-Fiction Writing 12pm 1 February 2021 1pm 28 June 2021 mid-August 2021
Fellowship for a Visual Artist More information will be available in April 2021 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 as it buys them time to create new work.

For 2021, 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.

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 applications are assessed by a panel of independent peers.

Fellowship for a Visual Artist

For 2021 the Copyright Agency will announce a new and exciting opportunity for a visual artist. This replaces the Fellowship for a Visual Artist, which has been offered for three years.

The Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund regularly reviews and refreshes its grants so that we can better support writers and visual artists.

More information will be available in April.