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Creative Victoria announces new VicArts recipients

Creative Victoria has announced the latest round of VicArts Grants recipients.

The program will provide $1.6m in funding for 96 creative projects by independent artists and arts organisations in Victoria.

Literary organisations receiving grants are:

  • Archer Magazine, to publish Archer Magazine number six
  • Australian Book Review, to host a series of publishing programs.
  • Cordite Poetry, to publish four online editions and three printed collections of the quarterly poetry journal Cordite Poetry Review.
  • Kill Your Darlings, to publish four issues of its online and print literary and culture journal
  • Right Now, to commission ‘literary nonfiction works by established and emerging Australian writers’
  • Williamstown Literary Festival, to host its 2016 festival

Writers receiving grants are:

  • Jenny Ackland,for the ‘research and development of a manuscript Circus Maximus, exploring the socio-political issue of abortion set within a travelling circus community’.
  • Mark Brandi, to complete the final draft of Frankie, ‘a novel of friendship, hope and struggle that follows the story of a young boy’.
  • Nicole Hayes, to develop ‘A Shadow’s Breath, a young adult novel set in regional Victoria that follows diverse female characters and explores issues including family violence, mental health, love and creative expression’.
  • Fiona Hile, to develop ‘a book of poems exploring contemporary philosophical ideas about art, mathematics, nature, metaphysics and abstraction’.
  • Inku Kang, for ‘research and creative development of a novel based in North Korea that follows a group of young people who are under surveillance by law enforcement’.
  • Ellie Marney, for ‘the final development of Off the Grid, a young adult novel that explores themes of ethics, extremism and teenage identity’.
  • Sonia Orchard, to develop ‘a new novel About the Fire exploring modern womanhood and female friendships, personal power and gender’.
  • Rebecca Starford, for ‘completion of the first draft of The Handler, a historical novel told from the perspective of a female protagonist and set in London during WWII’.
  • Emma Viskic, to complete ‘And Fire Came Down, a contemporary crime novel set in Victoria, featuring a profoundly deaf detective as the central character’.
  • Zheng-Ting Wang, for ‘development of Culture in Contact, a book that explores the generations of Chinese migrants from the 1980s to 2000 who have shaped Chinese performing culture in Victoria’.

View the full list of recipients here.


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