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2020 Creative Arts Fellowships

The National Library of Australia (NLA) offers Fellowships to support practising writers and artists to develop new work creatively using or inspired by the Library’s collections.

Both the Creative Arts Fellowship and the Creative Arts Fellowship for Australian Writing offer practising artists and writers the opportunity to develop an artistic concept or work that is inspired or informed by the Library’s collections. Applicants at any stage in their professional career, working in any art form or writing genre, are welcome to apply.

The Fellowship offers:

  • $10,000 towards travel and accommodation, or for project expenses
  • four weeks’ residency at the Library with office facilities and a workstation*
  • access to Library collections and staff expertise

To complete the application, you will need:

  • start and end dates. These dates are indicative and final dates will be negotiated with Fellows. The start date must be after 17 February 2020.
  • a short biographical statement
  • a project title and synopsis
  • a project description including artistic rationale, context, and expected short and long term outcomes. You should consider how the project will add value to your own and your field of creative practice.
  • information on any contract or agreement for a public presentation of the work
  • information on any other funding support, such as grants or commissions
  • to have identified the collection material you will be accessing and its relevancy to your project
  • a timeline and research plan
  • a two page artistic CV
  • artistic support material that is recent, of high quality and relevant to your project
  • contact details of two referees. Provide referees with a copy of your application. Referees of shortlisted applicants will be contacted by the Library.

Applications close: Friday 19 July 2019.

For further information about eligibility, selection criteria and assessment process, please visit the NLA website.

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