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Further Creative Vic Sustaining Creative Workers grants announced

Creative Victoria has announced a second tranche of recipients of its Sustaining Creative Workers grants.

Initially announced in April in response to Covid-19 as a $2.2 million fund, the quick-response program has since been topped up with a further $2.5 million of sustainability funding for the creative sector. The total funding pool for the program is now $4.7 million, with the first batch of grants announced in June totalling $2.4 million and this week’s tranche totalling $2.3 million.

Successful recipients include:


  • Transit Lounge ($10,000), to publish four new novels by emerging and established writers
  • Ford Street Publishing ($10,000), to deliver online sessions with authors and illustrators to Victorian schools
  • Kids Own Publishing ($10,000), to develop and deliver online programming for children and families
  • Cordite Poetry ($8000), to support the publication of three books


  • Steven Conte ($5000), to support the author to engage new markets and promote novel to international publishers
  • Meg Mundell ($7500), to support the development of a creative nonfiction book and essays
  • Reagan Maiquez ($5000), to develop a non-fiction, poetry and narrative writing project
  • Richard Frankland ($5000), to support a writing project
  • Sam van Zweden ($4500), to undertake writing, research and planning
  • Terence Jaensch ($5000), to undertake research and skills development for a writing project

Publishing-related projects

  • Mia Mala McDonald ($5000), to develop and market a photographic book
  • Knuldoorong (Janet Bromley) ($10,000), to create a book featuring artwork that was scheduled to appear in an exhibition that has been cancelled
  • Centre for Rural Communities ($10,000), to adapt face-to-face activities and publish stories

Online projects

  • Luke Beesley ($5000), to undertake research and skills development in adapting writing for digital platforms
  • Lisa D’Onofrio ($3000), to adapt writing projects for online, create new content and undertake professional development
  • Joshua Tyler ($5000), to develop an online writing course
  • James Wright ($5000), to undertake research and skills development in screen-based collaborative practice and online publishing.

For the full list of recipients, see the Creative Victoria website.



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