Australia Council, Create NSW, WA arts funding latest rounds announced
Writing NSW will receive $100,000 from the Australia Council to ‘assist writers to navigate the ongoing disruption caused by Covid-19 that will enable $200,000 in payments to around 300 writers’. Writing NSW has also been successful in the latest round of Create NSW funding, and will receive $190,000 to support NSW writers and writing in 2021.
The Create NSW funding follows Writing NSW’s criticism of the arts funding body’s decision not to award it multi-year organisations funding in August this year.
The successful authors and writing organisations in the latest rounds of Australia Council, Create NSW and WA state arts funding include:
- Gail Jones ($80,000), Australia Council Fellowship
- Australian Poetry ($69,040)
- Writing NSW ($100,000)
- Writing WA ($27,350)
- Westerly ($35,212)
- Playlab ($26,850)
- Centre for Stories ($83,708)
Individuals and groups
- Aimee Knight ($14,732)
- Alice Bishop ($32,500)
- Briar Rolfe ($17,800)
- Chris Womersley ($43,100)
- Chris Flynn ($50,000)
- Danielle Wood ($49,800)
- David Stavanger ($28,000)
- David Wright ($14,859)
- Davina Bell ($15,000)
- Eda Gunaydin ($21,350)
- Ella Baxter ($15,731)
- Emily McQuire ($44,800)
- Esther Ottaway ($12,000)
- Grace Heifetz ($50,000)
- Gregory Day ($45,000)
- Hakea Hustler ($49,443)
- Kathryn Heyman ($30,000)
- Kerrie Glastonbury ($17,500)
- Kylie Boltin ($34,502)
- Kylie Maslin ($37,200)
- Maria Zajkowski ($10,000)
- Michael Brenan ($38,588)
- Nyadol Nyuon ($15,000)
- Sarah Ridout ($31,831)
- Sarah Walker ($10,000)
- Sonia Orchard ($15,000)
- Trace Balla ($50,000).
To view the full list Australia Council grant recipients, click here.
Festivals: Annual organisations funding
- Newcastle Writers Festival ($70,000), for the 2021 Festival Program—Reimagined
Festivals: Organisations projects funding
- The National Young Writers Festival (NYWF) ($40,000), for the planning, programming and presentation of NYWF in 2021
Literature: Annual organisations
- Australian Book Review (ABR) ($30,000), to ‘enable ABR to commission more NSW writers, increase payment rates, and to build on successful 2014–2020 NSW programs’
- Hunter Writers Centre ($70,000), for annual operations and program
- International Performing Writers Association Word Travels ($131,000), for the 2021 program featuring the international Australian Poetry Slam and Story Week programs
- Writing NSW ($190,000), to support NSW writers and writing 2021
- South Coast Writers Centre ($80,000), for the 2021 program
- New England Writers’ Centre ($22,000), for the 2021 program
- Booranga Writers Centre ($35,000), for the 2021 program
Literature: Projects funding
- Luke Carman ($19,500), for the creation and development of ‘Splinters of Ice’, a collection of short stories to be published by Giramondo in 2021
- Poets Out Loud: Amplify! ($10,990), for the 2021 Youth Poetry Slam Program
- Gaele Sobott Earthly ($11,250), for writing a collection of poetry and participation in a UK literary event.
To view the full list of recipients of Create NSW funding, click here.
Western Australia Arts 15k-plus grants
- Writing WA ($59,730), to present a three-day 2021 Ubud Writers & Readers Festival, celebrating Asian and Australian literature at the Rechabite in Northbridge
- The Centre for Stories ($42,465) for its new online journal Portside Review
- Perth writer Steve Hawke ($29,250), to complete his ninth book Gift Horse.
For more information about the 15k-plus arts grants program see the Government of Western Australia website.
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