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SLV extends fellowships program with three new fellowships

State Library Victoria (SLV) will this year offer three new fellowships alongside its regular fellowships program.

The inaugural fellowships to be offered this year are:

  • Photography Fellowship: offered to an artist to conduct research in response to the library’s photography collection, presenting the outcomes at Photo 2020 International Festival of Photography
  • Regional Fellowship: offered to a regional Victorian to create new work that is inspired by, repurposed from, or is an imaginative response to source material
  • Tate Adams Memorial Residency: offered to an artist to complete a limited edition or unique state artist’s book, using research from SLV and the studio facilities at Baldessin Press & Studio, up to the value of $5000.

Fellows receive a grant of $15,000 for three months’ research, a shared office space, and special access to collections and library experts. The program encourages fellows to draw on the library’s collection to form new creative works.

The 2019 fellowships program will deliver a total of 16 fellowships, collectively worth $210,000, which support and recognise the importance of scholarly endeavour in areas of children’s literature, social history, visual arts, theatre, 19th-century Victoria, photography and digital technology.

Applications for the 2019 fellowships program are now open, and can be made on the website until 28 April.

 

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