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Writers, literary orgs among OzCo October grant round recipients

A number of writers and literary organisations have received funding in the Australia Council’s October 2016 grant round.

Sixteen writers received arts projects grants of up to $50,000 each. There are: Cassandra Atherton, Michelle Aung Thin, Trace Balla, Jesse Blackadder, Katherine Brabon, Kirsty Eagar, Peggy Frew, Scot Gardner, Micheline Lee, Kathryn Lomer, Caitlin Maling, Anna Pignataro, Sandra Leigh Price, Heather Rose, Steve Toltz and Ian Townsend.

Arts projects organisations funding was awarded to the Australian Publishers Association, ACT Writers Centre, Queensland Writers Centre, Adelaide Writers’ Festival, Byron Writers Festival, Library Board of Queensland/State Library of Queensland and Island Magazine.

Five individuals received development grants in the literature category: Kavita Bedford, Danielle Binks, Sanaz Fotouhi, Kent MacCarter and Kirsty Murray.

Five writers were awarded international residency grants: Josephine Rowe and Ellen van Neerven (six months, BR Whiting studio in Rome); Wayne Macauley and Michelle Wright (six months, Keesing Studio in Paris); and Melissa Ashley (three months, Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris).

In total, the Australia Council awarded $5.8m to 184 individual artists, groups and small-to-medium organisations, chosen from 1,373 applications.

To see the full list of recipients, click here.


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