2016 NSW Writer’s Fellowship (Early career)

Applications for the NSW Writer’s Fellowship (Early career) category is now closed.

The NSW Writer’s Fellowship (Early career) is offered by the State Government to enable a professional writer in the early stages of his/her career to undertake a self-directed program of professional development. As part of the Fellowship there is an additional, optional opportunity for a residency at Varuna, the Writers House.

The fellowship recipient will be awarded $30,000.

Types of activities funded

Activities could include a combination of:

  • travel (international and/or national)
  • mentorships or internships with professional practitioners or organisations
  • residencies at institutions/organisations
  • short-term courses, workshops or other training (note: fellowships do not support study which will result in formal tertiary qualification such as a degree)
  • creation of new work (note: the Fellowship is not available solely for the creation of new work)
  • research and development
  • collaboration
  • experimentation
  • an outstanding opportunity of significance to the applicant’s practice.

Available funds: $30,000
Applications open: Friday, 5 February 2016
Applications close: midnight, Monday, 14 March 2016 (AEST – Sydney time).
Funding announced: May 2016.

Applicants are required to read the 2016 NSW Writer’s Fellowship (Early career) Guidelines and Frequently Asked Questions before applying.

To apply for funding through this Fellowship you will need to complete and submit the relevant application form on the Arts NSW online application system available from 3 February.

Successful applicants are required to share their learnings and outcomes of their fellowship through a presentation, blog, interview, exhibition, workshop or other means to be negotiated with Arts NSW.


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