Creative Australia Fellowship applications now open

Press Release – Australia Council for the Arts

In May in this year the Minister for the Arts, the Hon Simon Crean, announced the Creative Australia Artists Grants program, a new initiative to support artists to create and present new Australian work across all artforms.7 December 2011

Creative Australia Fellowship applications now open

In May in this year the Minister for the Arts, the Hon Simon Crean, announced the Creative Australia Artists Grants program, a new initiative to support artists to create and present new Australian work across all artforms. This five-year, $10 million program provides funding for artists, including young and emerging artists, and will support more than 150 additional artistic works, presentations and fellowships for outstanding artists working across all artforms.

The fellowships will:

• further the creative or professional development of outstanding artists by supporting a program of creative work or professional development • assist the development of innovative practices when creating new work, particularly interdisciplinary approaches

Creative Australia Fellowship applications now open

The Australia Council is now inviting professional artists from around Australia to apply for Creative Australia Fellowships.

In particular we are targeting young and emerging and established artists who:

• are living and working in regional and remote communities • are Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders • are from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds • are living with a disability.

The Creative Australia Fellowships funding rounds will be competitive, but they do present a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for artists to gain funding to spend time undertaking professional development and creating new work.

Key information

• One-year Creative Australia Fellowship for an established artist: $100,000 grant • Two-year Creative Australia Fellowship for a young and emerging artist: $60,000 grant • A total of 10 established fellowships and 13 early career fellowships will be offered over five years • Two fellowships for established artists and three for young and emerging artists will be offered in 2012 • Open to artists from all artforms: visual arts, music, dance, theatre, literature, interdisciplinary arts • First closing date 31 January 2012 • Fellowships announced in April 2012 • Fellowship activities can start in May 2012.

Application information is available on the Australia Council website: http://www.australiacouncil.gov.au/creativeaustralia

For advice on submitting an application, ring the Australia Council on 1800 226 912 and ask to speak to the relevant section: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Arts, Community Partnerships, Dance, Inter-Arts, Literature, Music, Theatre or Visual Arts.

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