Apply for Creative Australia Fellowships for Artists

Deadline Date: June 04, 2024

 Donor Name: Creative Australia

 Grant Size: $10,000 to $100,000

The Creative Australia is pleased to announce fellowships to support outstanding, established artists’ or arts workers’ creative activity and professional development for a period of up to two years.

There are nine Fellowships offered in the areas of: Arts and Disability; Community Arts and Cultural Development; Dance; Emerging and Experimental Arts; First Nations; Literature; Music; Theatre; Visual Arts.

Funding Information

  • If you are successful, the payments will be made in two tranches: $75,000 on acceptance of the funding contract, and $5,000 on acquittal.

What you can apply for?

  • You can apply for a range of different activity over the Fellowship period. Some examples of the activities they fund are:
    • the creation of new work
    • research and development
    • experimentation
    • collaborations
    • skills development
    • professional development and training
    • residencies
    • mentorships.
  • Access costs are legitimate expenses and may be included in your application. They encourage applicants to ensure that their work is accessible to everyone. Budgets may include costs associated with making activities accessible to a wide range of people (e.g. performances using Auslan, translation to other languages, captioning, audio description, temporary building adjustments, and materials in other formats).
  • If you are a d/Deaf applicant, an applicant with disability, or are working with d/Deaf artists or artists with disability, you may apply for access costs associated with the use of an interpreter, translation services, specific technical equipment, carer or support worker assistance.

What you can not apply for?

  • You cannot apply for:
    • projects or activities that do not involve or benefit Australian practicing artists or arts workers
    • projects or activities that do not have a clearly defined arts component
    • projects that have already taken place
    • activities engaging with First Nations content, artists and communities that do not adhere to the Creative Australia First Nations Cultural and Intellectual Property Protocols.

Who can apply?

  • Only individuals may apply to this category. You must be an Australian citizen or an Australian permanent resident, and a practicing artist or arts worker.
  • Applications for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Arts Fellowship must come from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander individuals.
  • Applications for the Arts and Disability Fellowship must come from d/Deaf artists or arts workers, or artists and arts workers with disability.
  • Please note: You can only submit one application to this closing date of Fellowships.

Who can’t apply?

  • You can’t apply for a Fellowship if:
    • you have an overdue grant report
    • you owe money to Creative Australia
    • you are applying as a group or organization
    • you received an Australia Council/Creative Australia Fellowship awarded by any panel, board or committee of the Australia Council/Creative Australia since 1996 (excludes Australia Council Fellowships for Early Career Artists 2012-16, Australia Council Fellowships for Established Artists 2012-16, and Music Project Fellowships 2007-2014).

For more information, visit Creative Australia.

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