Writers, literary orgs among latest OzCo funding recipients
Twenty-nine writers and literary organisations are among the recipients of the latest Australia Council grants round, which awarded $6.3 million to more than 200 projects.
Grants in the literary category were worth a total of $1,069,857, or about 17% of the total amount awarded, up from a total of $589,545 awarded in the same category in September 2017.
An Australia Council Fellowship, worth $80,000, was awarded to author Ali Cobby Eckermann. The fellowships are awarded to support ‘outstanding, established artists’ creative activity and professional development for a period of up to two years’.
There were 18 recipients of grants for arts projects for individuals and groups in the literature category:
- Adrienne Eberhard and Sue Lovegrove ($50,000)
- Lenny Bartulin ($46,820)
- Gabrielle Carey ($40,000)
- Stephen Carleton ($18,000)
- Christopher Kelen ($50,000)
- John Mateer ($21,746)
- Sweatshop Western Sydney Literacy Movement ($46,280)
- Jane Rawson ($34,830)
- Mishele Seminara ($12,000)
- Pip Smith ($38,950)
- David Stavanger ($25,000)
- The Suburban Review ($11,253)
- Carrie Tiffany ($46,176)
- Kirsten Tranter ($45,000)
- Alana Valentine ($50,000)
- Louris van de Geer ($13,468)
- Khalid Warsame ($25,000)
- Nadia Wheatley ($32,000).
Another seven received arts projects organisations grants:
- Australian Publishers Association ($89,430)
- Express Media ($65,000)
- National Young Writers’ Festival ($25,000)
- NSW Writers’ Centre ($100,000)
- Rabbit poetry journal ($15,610)
- Spinifex Press ($15,500)
- TLB Society Inc ($31,200).
Four projects were awarded development grants for individuals and groups in the literature category:
- Jesse Garlick ($10,055)
- Melanie Pryor ($5319)
- Erin Sandiford ($8200)
- Campbell Whyte ($18,020).
The Australia Council received a total of 1227 applications, including 30% from first-time applicants. To see the full list of recipients, click here.
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