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Writers, literary orgs among latest OzCo funding recipients

Twenty-seven writers and literary organisations are among the recipients of the latest Australia Council grants round, which awarded $6.2 million to 201 projects.

Grants in the literature category were worth a total of $1,029,048, or slightly under 17% of the total amount awarded, and about level with the $1,069,857 awarded in the same category in September 2018.

An Australia Council Fellowship, worth $80,000, was awarded to author Michelle de Kretser. 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:

  • Annabel Brady-Brown ($21,069)
  • Anne Modjeska ($49,950)
  • Briony Barr ($38,360)
  • Catherine Crowley ($22,000)
  • Eunice Chin ($25,818)
  • Heather Rose ($48,964)
  • James Ley ($50,000)
  • Jordie Albiston ($45,600)
  • Krissy Kneen ($40,000)
  • Lech Blaine ($41,600)
  • Linda Neil ($15,000)
  • Mark Brandi ($45,072)
  • Michael Brennan ($39,097)
  • Michael Mohammed Ahmad $(49,920)
  • Miro Bilbrough ($17,697)
  • Samuel Vincent ($39,000)
  • Sarah Holland-Batt ($50,000)
  • Simon West ($20,160).

Another five received arts projects organisations grants:

  • Australian Publishers Association ($81,180)
  • Express Media ($70,000)
  • Melbourne University Publishing ($58,538)
  • Writers SA ($82,000)
  • Writing NSW ($47,370).

Four projects were awarded career development grants for individuals and groups in the literature category:

  • Jane Novak ($7620)
  • Maria Tumarkin ($9212)
  • Steven Herrick ($6395)
  • Suneeta Peres da Costa ($7859).

To see the full list of recipients, click here.

 

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