Australia Council March grants announced; 38 literature projects funded
The Australia Council has announced the recipients of its March grants round, including funding for 38 literature projects, worth a total of $1,350,991.
The funding includes arts project grants for individuals and groups, worth up to $50,000; arts project grants for organisations, worth up to $150,000; and development grants for individuals and groups, worth up to $25,000.
Publishers to receive arts project funding are:
- Allen & Unwin ($50,000)
- Five Islands Press ($34,205)
- Fremantle Press ($71,785)
- Puncher & Wattman ($26,150)
Other groups to receive arts project funding are:
- Australian Children’s Literature Alliance ($19,330)
- Actes Sud ($16,880)
- Australian Publishers Association ($20,250 and $85,500)
- Bookaroo Trust ($10,300)
- Canary Press ($29,634)
- First Nations Australia Writers Network ($51,600)
- National Young Writing’ Festival Inc. ($20,000)
- NSW Writers’ Centre Inc. ($150,000)
- Playlab ($27,375)
- The Comic Art Workshop ($10,100)
- The Stella Prize ($24,000)
- Writers Victoria ($135,000).
Individuals to receive arts project funding are:
- Sarah Armstrong ($50,000)
- Robert Drewe ($49,200)
- Jane Godwin ($19,200)
- Ashley Hay ($50,000)
- Barry Jonsberg ($46,000)
- Anthony Lawrence ($40,000)
- Kim Mahood ($40,000)
- Jennifer Mills ($50,000)
- Lucy Neave ($20,000)
- Craig Sherborne ($40,000)
- Jessica White ($15,750)
- Jessica Wilkinson ($15,924)
- Lili Wilkinson ($40,000)
- Chris Womersley ($38,700)
Individuals and groups to receive development grants are:
- Elizabeth Bryer ($6,940)
- Michelle Culpitt ($5,000)
- Michael Farrell ($5,975)
- Simon Groth ($5,090)
- Michael Rose ($5,402)
- Scale Free Network ($13,956)
- Kate Stevens ($11,745).
In total, 273 arts projects received $9.1m in funding. See the full list of funding recipients here.
This is the first round of funding to operate under the Australia Council’s new grants model, which opened in January this year.
As previously reported by Books+Publishing, the Australia Council has since cancelled its June grants round and suspended its six-year funding for organisations program, among other changes, following $110m in funding cuts announced in the 2015-16 budget.
In a statement, council chair Rupert Meyer said: ‘The volume and quality of the applications meant there were many projects of excellence we were not able to fund in this round, which is part of the 2014-15 budget.’
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