2019 Cultural Fund Projects


Adelaide Writers’ Week $15,000 Curated panel sessions
Association for the Study of Australian Literature $45,000 over three years Public Events Program 2020-22 including writers lectures, panels and conferences
AustLit and The University of Queensland $15,000 Teaching and Learning with Blackwords – professional development for teachers in WA
Australian Association for the Teaching of English $8,000 AATE Conference 2020
Australian Children’s Laureate Foundation $52,800 over two years Australian Children’s Laureate Stipend
Australian Library and Information Association $60,000 over two years Australian Reading Hour
Australian Literacy Educators’ Association $8,000 Literacies of our Learners Conference: Understanding, Responding, Connecting
Australian Poetry $19,700 Australian Poets Festival 2020
Australian Publishers Association $30,000 Residential Editorial Program for Editors
Better Reading $8,000 Better Reading on Writing – Diversity in Children’s Writing Podcast
Byron Writers’ Festival $5,000 Curated panel sessions
Fremantle Press $5,750 Training authors in media promotion and showcasing to festival directors
Institute of Modern Art (QLD) $15,000 Creolization: supporting new work by Australian artists
Kill Your Darlings $12,240 KYD/Varuna Copyright Agency Fellowship 2020
MPavilion $10,000 MPavilion Emerging Indigenous Writer In-Residence Program
Newcastle Writers’ Festival $5,000 Curated panel sessions
PEN Melbourne Centre of International PEN $6,000 FreeSpeak Project: promoting literature, defending freedom of expression
Perth Festival Literature & Ideas Weekend $10,000 Curated panel sessions
Poetry in Action $22,727 Develop a new school’s program Riots and Revolutions
Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art $15,300 2020 Open Studio Program – supporting Australian mid-career artists
Sydney Theatre Company $60,000 over three years New writing and mentorships
Sydney Writers’ Festival $15,000 Curated panel sessions
The Literature Centre $10,000 Talented Young Writers Program (Years 6-12) in Albany, Bunbury, Busselton, Geraldton, WA
The Sydney Morning Herald $30,000 over three years Best Young Australian Novelist Award 2020-22
University of Queensland Press $10,000 First Nations Story Anthology edited by Ellen van Neervan
Urban Theatre Projects $8,000 Michael Mohammed Ahmad, Sarah Ayoub and Omar Sakr to create novellas rewriting the dominant narratives around the lives of second-generation Lebanese-Australian citizens
Western Sydney University $25,000 Two writers in residence


ACT Writers Centre $11,992 ACT Writer-in-Residence program
Artspace Visual Arts Centre Ltd $8,250 BOOKMACHINE powered by Artspace, Sydney
Australian Association for the Teaching of English (AATE) $10,500 2019 National Conference
Avant Gaga $10,000 The Poetry Night at Sappho
Bad Producer Productions $14,000 The Garret (podcast): Develop teaching resources for works by diverse writers on Reading Australia
Biennale of Sydney $26,655 NIRIN: Reader, a commissioned volume of texts for the 22nd Biennale of Sydney
Big Issue in Australia Limited $20,000 The Big Issue Fiction Edition
Centre for Stories Limited $11,475 Inclusion Matters – creative and professional development program for emerging writers
Council of Trustees of the National Gallery of Victoria $8,400 Essays to be published in Destiny Deacon book with exhibition
Griffith Review $30,000 Griffith Review Reportage Pilot Program
Library Board of Queensland $80,033
over three years
black&write! Editor training program
Melbourne Press Club Incorporated $25,000 Social Justice Journalism Fellowships 2019
New England Writers’ Centre $3,714 Varuna/New England Writers’ Centre Fellowship
NewSouth Publishing/UNSW Press Ltd $10,000 Reading Like an Australian Writer (edited by Belinda Castles)
Perpetual Limited $37,500 2020 Miles Franklin Literary Award
Red Room Poetry $18,000 Poetic Moments Journeys – Australian Poems on Trains, Ferries, Buses, Trams
Red Stitch Actors Theatre $45,000
over three years
INK New Writing Program 2020-22
Spineless Wonders $5,000 Microflix Writers Award and Symposium
Sydney Living Museums $10,000 Cutter & Coota – a play for young people by Bruce Pascoe
Sydney Review of Books – Writing and Society Research Centre $49,500
over three years
Emerging Critics Fellowships 2020-22
The Australian Historical Association $8,000 Travel and Writing Bursaries
University of Notre Dame Australia $30,000 Residency for novelist Charlotte Wood
University of Queensland Press $12,000 Indigenous poetry anthology edited by Alison Whittaker
Us Mob Writing $10,000 Poetry in language – skills development workshop
UWA Publishing $56,100
over three years
The Dorothy Hewett Award for an Unpublished Manuscript 2020-22
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