Australian writers are invited to submit a proposal for an essay exploring one or more aspects of the relationship between art and design today. The winning writer will receive $3,000 to develop their submission for an essay to be published in an issue of Art Monthly Australia. Read more
This award for Indigenous creative artists has been made available through the generosity of Professor Emeritus Bernard Smith, eminent art and cultural historian.
The approximately $20,000 award is offered in a five-year cycle with a different area of the arts – creative prose, drama, the visual arts, scriptwriting and poetry – being rewarded each year. Read more
The Fellowship is awarded annually to writers in the non-fiction fields of biography, autobiography and life writing and is intended to further a work in progress. Applications will be judged on literary merit, and the winner will be supported in his or her work by a prize of approximately $15 000, and a one-month writer-in-residency at the Australian Centre. Read more
The DJ (Dinny) O'Hearn Memorial Fellowship is a biennial award that offers a residency at the Australian Centre, University of Melbourne, to emergent Australian writers. and is awarded to a writer of fiction, poetry or drama. The Fellowship has a current value of approximately $5000. Read more
The National Library of Australia Creative Arts Fellowship for Australian Writing is supported by the Eva Kollsman and Ray Mathew Trust, a generous bequest made to the Library by Eva Kollsman in honour of her friend, the Australian playwright and poet Ray Mathew, to support and promote Australian writing. The Fellowship is open to established and emerging writers.
The Fellowship offers a grant to support Australian writers, working in any literary genre, to undertake an intensive period of creative development at the Library, using the rich and varied collections as inspiration or to incorporate or transform sources into new creative work. Read more
The specific focus of the Australian Religious History Fellowship is for the study and research of any aspect of Australian religious history of any faith. The successful Fellow will be based at the State Library of NSW. Read more
The Copyright Agency will award $80,000 to a mid to late career author to cover a 12 month period and to be used for the development and creation of work.
To be eligible, the applicant must be a mid to late career author with at least five substantial published works. Of these five published works, two can be self-published. Read more
Playwriting Australia invite submissions of unproduced drafts at any stage of their development with a view to providing a crucial and timely investment in the work. They strongly encourage applications from playwrights from diverse backgrounds, including Indigenous and CALD writers, as well as those based in regional areas. Read more
The scholarships are offered by the State Government to support young artists from regional NSW to undertake a self-directed professional development program or project in their chosen field. Read more
Playwrights have an essential role to play in all kinds of performance. The PWA Lab is a week-long workshop opportunity encouraging artists to examine the possibilities of including playwrights in innovative processes, aiming to bring the unique skills of a writer to an ever-widening theatre-making practice. Read more
Writing NSW Access for Regional Writers Grants are awarded by the NSW Writers’ Centre to help writers in regional NSW access professional development. Regional writers in any genre may apply for a travel grant of $300 to help them participate in an approved professional development event such as a workshop or seminar designed to further their writing or career skills. Read more
Early Career Writer Grants are awarded by the NSW Writers’ Centre to assist early career creative writers in any genre who are resident in NSW. The aim of the grants is to foster a vibrant, diverse and innovative writing culture in the state.
Applicants must be early career writers who have had no more than two full-length works professionally published or performed and must not have previously received a grant of $5,000 or more for their writing from either State, Territory or Federal governments or their agencies. At least one grant will be awarded to a writer from regional NSW. Read more
Emerging Writing Organisation Grants are awarded by the NSW Writers’ Centre to support emerging writing organisations, groups and collectives across the state. The aim of the grants is to foster a vibrant, diverse and innovative writing culture in the state.
Funding may be used to assist emerging organisations, groups or collectives to deliver projects such as, for example: events or other writing-related activities, development of digital or other platforms for writing, new forms of support or audience development for writers, collaborative writing-related projects. At least one grant will be awarded to an organisation based in regional NSW or Western Sydney. Read more
The Writer & Technologist Grant is awarded by the NSW Writers’ Centre to foster connections between writing and technology. The grant supports a NSW-based writer and technologist wishing to work together on a joint writing related project that helps to foster a vibrant, diverse and innovative writing culture in NSW.
The writer and technologist must apply jointly for the grant of $2000 ($1000 each). Technologists may work in any field of technology, including medicine, mathematics, science, engineering or IT. Writers may work in any genre and be at any stage of their writing career. Read more