2021 Cultural Fund Projects


Allen & Unwin $16,000 Towards commissioning fees for writers and illustrators for ‘Cities on Country’
Art Gallery of South Australia $30,000 Support for six First Nations artists in 2022 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art
Australian Book Review $20,000 Commentary, theatre and visual arts reviews
Belvoir St $32,000 pa x three years Belvoir’s Commissioning Series — Investing in Australian Stories
Better Reading $10,000 Monthly features on Australian emerging authors and debuts
Big Issue in Australia $5,000 Towards writers’ fees for The Big Issue Fiction Edition
Griffith Review $18,000 Unsettling the Status Quo II — Supporting new work by four First Nations’ writers
Guardian Australia $20,000 Weekly reviews of Australian books
International PEN Melbourne Centre $6,000 PEN International’s 100 years freedom of expression — funding for writers’ and speakers’ events
LOST IN BOOKS $10,000 Supporting emerging writers and mentors in The Writers’ Room
Magabala Books $20,000 pa x three years Daisy Utemorrah Award – prize money and judge’s fee
Melbourne Press Club $15,000 The 2021 Michael Gordon Social Justice Journalism Fellowships
Monash University Museum of Art (VISUAL ARTS) $20,000 Survey Exhibition for Vivienne Binns – artist and writers’ fees
Nine/Age $10,000 in 2021/22, then $20,000 pa x two years The Age Book of the Year 2021 – 2023
Overland Literary Journal $10,000 Towards writers’ fees for Overland’s Friday Features
Poetry in Action $22,427 Rebuilding and Rebounding — To create new theatre shows for young people, both live and digital
State Library of Queensland $12,500 in 2021/22, then $22,500 pa x two years Queensland Literary Awards 2021 – 2023: David Unaipon Award and Judith Wright Calanthe Award
Story Factory $30,000 pa x three years The Year of Poetry
The Literature Centre $11,200 Exclusively showcasing Australian authors at the Celebrate Reading National Conference 29 – 30 October 2021
University of Notre Dame Australia $30,000 pa x two years Copyright Agency Environmental Fellowships for James Bradley and Claire G. Coleman
University of Queensland Press $6,200 Payments to Australian poets featuring in Sarah Holland-Batt’s book from her poetry columns in The Australian
UNSW Press Ltd $32,000 pa x three years UNSW Press Bragg Prizes for Best Australian Science Writing
Upswell Publishing $10,000 Commissioning fees for two writers
Varuna the National Writers’ House $10,795 in 2021/22, and $8,795 in 2022/23 Copyright Agency First Nations Masterclasses: Residential and Online
WestWords $20,000 pa x three years Writers in Western Sydney Schools
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