2018 Cultural Fund Projects


Children’s Literature
The Children’s Book Council of Australia $12,000 For the 2019 CBCA National Conference
Cultural Institution
National Museum of Australia $25,000 For Living with the Anthropocene, Non-fiction essay collection.
State Library of NSW $22,500 For the Going Places, Authors on Tour Project.
Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts Ltd $25,000 For its New Platforms for Artist Development & Audience Engagement.
Australian School Library Association $5,000 For its Leading Learning in Literacy: 50 years of the Australian School Libraries Association.
Australian Literacy Educators’ Association $10,245 For the ALEA 2019 National Conference.
Australian Association for the Teaching of English $5,800 Toward supporting English teachers to select and teach Indigenous stories.
Sydney Writers Festival 2019 $25,000 For panel sessions.
Perth Festival Writers Week 2019 $15,000 For panel sessions.
Adelaide Writers Week 2019 $20,000 For panel sessions.
Queensland Poetry Festival $10,000 For panel sessions.
Sydney Contemporary $25,000 For Talk Contemporary panels.
Chicago Quarterly Review $15,000 To the Australian Edition of the Chicago Quarterly Review.
Kill Your Darlings $7,240 To fund KYD/Varuna Copyright Agency Fellowship.
Island Magazine Inc $20,000 Toward Contributors’ fees 2019.
Red Room Poetry $38,000 Toward the Poetry Object Prize and Partnerships – Cross-Curricular/Disciplinary Outreach
TLB Society Inc $21,000 Toward the Lifted Brow Prize for Experimental Non-Fiction + related writing workshops.
First Nations Australia Writers Network $20,000 For FNAWN Poetry and Short Story Prize and workshops.
The Guardian $30,000 To grow readership of Australian writers and books.
Melbourne University Publishing $10,000 To fund Anthology of Australian Prose Poetry.
Sydney Theatre Company $30,000 In investment and support for new writing.
Australian Theatre for Young People $45,000 Toward its ATYP Fresh Ink National Writers’ Program 2019.
Broome Aboriginal Media Association Aboriginal Corporation $20,000 To Goolarri Media to mentor and train emerging Indigenous playwrights.
Trade Association
Australian Publishers Association $30,000 To fund Australian Inclusive Publishing Initiative Guides.
The Melbourne Press Club Incorporated $10,000 To its Supporting Young Journalists Project 2019.
Australian Society of Authors $115,000 Toward the Copyright Agency Developmental Mentorships for Writers and Illustrators.
University of Technology $120,000 over three years. To fund the Copyright Agency’s new Writer-in-Residence over three years.
Jumbunna Institute, UTS. $30,000 To fund its Blak Letter Law over two years showcasing literary collaborations linking Indigenous writers and jurists.
Centre for Media History, Macquarie University $14,940 over three years Toward the Brian Johns Annual Lecture Series.
University of Queensland Library $90,000 over three years To fund its Creative Writing Fellowship.
National Institute for Experimental Arts/The Big Anxiety Festival, UNSW. $6,620 Toward the Big Anxiety Writers Program.
Visual Arts
Kaldor Public Arts Projects $20,000 To Kaldor Studio, Five-month Artist Takeover at the Art Gallery of NSW.
Guildhouse $24,400 over two years Toward the Guildhouse Collections Project.
Australian Centre for Contemporary Art $54,000 over three years To fund its Influential Australian Artists Series showcasing critical moments in artistic practice.
Express Media $60,000 To put toward its Toolkits over three years.
Writing NSW $30,000 over three years Toward Boundless, a project showcasing and supporting Culturally Diverse Writers.
Fremantle Press $2,400 To showcase New Authors to Festival Directors.


Children’s Literature 
The Literature Centre $10,000 Celebrate Reading National Conference 2018
Society for Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators SCBWI $9,432 International SCBWI Biennial Conference
Cultural Institutions
Australian Academy of the Humanities $20,000 50 Discoveries that transformed our understanding of humanity
AustLit, The University of Queensland $26,450 Teaching and Learning with BlackWords
Australian School Library Association $6,900 ASLA – 50 years of Leading Literacy in School Libraries
Poetry In Action $19,460 Poetry in Action: Unlocking the power of words
The Big Issue Australia $22,000 The Big Issue Fiction Edition
Inside Story Publishing $15,000 Ideas for Australian Cities
Plumwood Incorporated $5,000 Plumwood Mountain: An Australian Journal of Ecopoetry and Ecopoetics
State Library of Queensland $30,000

(over 3 years)

Judith Wright Calanthe Award for a poetry collection

(over 3 years)

The Bragg UNSW Press Prizes for Best Australian Science Writing
Trade Associations 
National Association for the Visual Arts $50,000 Future/Forward
The Walkley Foundation $36,000

(over 3 years)

Advancing Australian arts journalism and criticism
The Melbourne Press Club $25,000 The Social Justice Journalism Fellowship
 Visual Arts 
ANAT – Australian Network for Art & Technology $90,000 Synapse – where art and science meet
Contemporary SA Inc trading as ACE Open $8,750 ACE Open Writers Commissions
First Nations Australia Writers Network $10,000 2018 First Nations Australia Writers Workshop Canberra ACT
MPavilion $16,000 MPavilion Inaugural Writer-In-Residence Program
WestWords Ltd $75,000 Writers in schools in Western Sydney
The Wheeler Centre $15,000 Residential Hot Desk Fellowship
Small Press Network $60,000 Independent Publishing Conference 2019-21
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