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Writers Victoria announces $300,000 literary travel fund

Writers Victoria has announced a new literary travel fund, providing $300,000 in grants to writers, editors, agents, publishers, booksellers and other literary professionals over the next three years.

The travel fund, named in honour of poet and writer Neilma Sidney, will award grants of between $2000 and $10,000 to writers and literary sector workers to ‘undertake strategic travel opportunities for the benefit of their own writing practice or career development, or for the broader Australian literary sector’.

Writers Victoria director Kate Larsen said: ‘Finding the time and space to write is one of the biggest issues facing writers. With the recent demise of several travel funds and ongoing cuts to national arts funding, literary professionals are finding it harder and harder to seek opportunities for their creative and professional development.’

The fund is supported by the Myer Foundation. Applications for the first round open in July and close on 21 August.

 

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