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Creative Victoria announces latest VicArts recipients

Several writers and literary projects have been included among the recipients in the latest round of Creative Victoria’s VicArts grants.

The program will provide over $2.5 million in funding for almost 100 creative projects by independent artists and arts organisations in Victoria.

The recipients include:

Literary journals and festivals

  • Chester Creative ($20,000) for delivery of the Yarra Valley Writers Festival in 2021, including events for writers in the Yarra Valley and online
  • Cordite Poetry Inc. ($60,000) for delivery over two years of the Cordite Poetry’s activities, including eight online journal issues and 10 printed books
  • Kill Your Darlings Pty Ltd ($17,526) for delivery of Kill Your Darling‘s 2021 program, including online and print publications, podcasts and events with debut authors

Books, writing and publishing

  • Arts Access Victoria on behalf of CB Mako ($19,000) for creative development of a nonfiction literary work
  • Priyanka Ashraf ($21,750) for creative development and publication of a collection of short stories and illustrations by migrant women of colour from across Victoria, by the Creative Co-operative
  • Trace Balla ($25,000) for creative development of a graphic novel about a fence coming down both literally and figuratively between neighbours
  • Sarah Catherine Firth ($20,000) for creative development of illustrations for a new graphic novel
  • Victoria Hannan ($20,000) for creative development of ‘Marshmallow’, a novel set in Melbourne that explores privilege, trauma and grief
  • Luke Horton ($15,600) for creative development of a novel that follows a documentary filmmaker over a month-long period of solo parenting, exploring themes of masculinity, mental health, parenting and grief
  • Genevieve Lacey ($19,500) creative development of a creative work delivered through an app, podcast and broadcast platforms by Genevieve Lacey, Alexis Wright and a team of artists of different generations and cultural backgrounds
  • Leon Leung ($10,980) for  creative development and production of an online graphic novel
  • Nyadol Nyuon ($20,000) for creative development of a collection of essays on race, identity and belonging
  • Sonia Orchard ($10,000) for creative development of a nonfiction book incorporating memoir, evolutionary science, anthropology and social commentary to investigate some of the dilemmas of modern-day womanhood
  • Briar Rolfe ($17,800) for creative development of graphic novel ‘Get Your Story Straight’, a character-driven romantic comedy about a trans man and his friend
  • Sarah Walker ($9,000) for creative development of ‘The First Time I Thought I Was Dying’, a collection of essays
  • Sam Wallman ($15,000) for creative development of a graphic novel.

For more information, and to see all the recipients, see the Creative Vic website.


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