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VicArts grant recipients announced

Arts Victoria has announced its latest round of VicArts grant recipients.

The program will provide $1.5 million in funding for 106 new creative projects by independent artists and arts organisations in Victoria.

Literary organisations receiving grants are:

  • Archer Magazine, funded $18,547 for the ‘publication of the fourth issue of Archer Magazine, an award-winning print publication about sexuality and gender’.
  • Australian Book Review, funded $27,000 for the ‘presentation of a publishing program by the Australian Book Review that will feature younger and emerging Victorian writers’.
  • Cordite Poetry Inc, funded $21,380 for the ‘commissioning of Victorian writers for the online Cordite Poetry Review, plus the publication of three poetry collections of work by Victorian authors’.
  • Kill Your Darlings, funded $22,420 for the ‘presentation of the next print editions of the literary journal Kill Your Darlings’.
  • Scale Free Network, funded $15,680 for the ‘creation of The Invisible War, an illustrated science-history graphic novel for young adults set in WWI, informed through research conducted at the war sites in France’.
  • un Projects, funded $20,000 for the ‘creation and presentation of issues 10.1 and 10.2 of contemporary art publication un Magazine’.


Writers and illustrators among the recipients are:

  • Thomas Cho, funded $10,000 for the ‘development of The Meaning of Life and Other Fictions, a theoretically informed literary work that uses fiction to explore philosophical questions, primarily on religion’.
  • Oslo Davis, funded $5000 for the ‘development and illustration of the manuscript for a wordless picture book that takes the reader through a chain-of-events story from the minuscule to the global’.
  • Andy Jackson, funded $10,000 for the ‘development of “Deforming”, a series of poems which use empathy, discomfort and humour to explore the complex dynamic between people who are seen as physically different, and the broader community’.
  • Michaela McGuire, funded $10,000 for the ‘development of a literary non-fiction work that examines institutional sexual abuse in Melbourne and Sydney’.
  • Nicola Redhouse, funded $10,000 for the ‘development of a creative non-fiction work that uses research and memoir to engage with the field of neuropsychoanalysis’.
  • Julienne van Loon, funded $14,000 for a ‘collection of literary and philosophical essays that draw on the work of key international thinkers and aim to celebrate the approach of female intellectuals in Australia and overseas’.
  • Lili Wilkinson, funded $10,000 for the ‘development of a young adult fiction novel exploring ideas of loss, belief and obsession’.
  • Chris Womersley, funded $10,000 for the ‘development of a collection of “modern gothic” short stories’.


View the full list of recipients here.


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