Fellowships

Opens Closes Notified
2019 Reading Australia Fellowship
for Teachers of English and Literacy
closed closed 1 March 2019 Mid-May 2019
2019 Publisher Fellowships closed closed 8 March 2019 May 2019
2019 Author Fellowship closed closed 23 September 2019 Mid-November 2019
2019 Fellowship for Non-Fiction Writing closed closed 23 September 2019 Mid-November 2019
2019 Fellowship for a Visual Artist closed closed 23 September 2019 Mid-November 2019

 

“The Copyright Agency 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

The Copyright Agency offers Fellowships for Australian writers and visual artists to create significant works; and to publishers for career-enhancing and leadership opportunities.

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

For 2019, 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 their work.

The Copyright Agency will also offer a $80,000 Fellowship for a Visual Artist to create an important new work for exhibition.

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,” says Copyright Agency Chair, Kim Williams.

Publisher Fellowships

The Copyright Agency’s Publisher Fellowships provide leadership, professional development, and career enhancing opportunities for people working in the Australian publishing industry.

Two Fellowships will be awarded each round.

Amount of grant: $15,000

“Since completing the Fellowship I’ve been promoted twice in-house at Allen & Unwin. I believe the Fellowship played a significant role in advancing my career.”

 2016 Publisher Fellow, Louise Cornegé, Allen & Unwin. Read her report here.

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 an Australian author to create a new work of creative non-fiction for publication. The Fellowship will support the creation of new non-fiction writing which will engage with key issues and topics.

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 new work in any medium.

One Fellowship will be awarded each year.

Amount of grant: $80,000

Fellowship applications are assessed by a panel of independent peers.

For further information, see our Frequently Asked Questions.