For folk musicians, singers, dancers, poets, performance artists, collector/performers. Applications for the 2016 Fellowship have closed.

The annual National Folk Fellowship is offered jointly by the National Library of Australia and the National Folk Festival. The National Library holds the most significant folklore and related collections in Australia. The Fellowship offers a unique opportunity for the recipient to discover and explore original collected material at the Library for use in their own artistic work. The outcome of this residency at the National Library will result in a performance at the 2016 National Folk Festival, and recordings acquired from the National Library’s Oral History and Folklore collection.

Fellows receive:

  • Special access to research facilities and collections
  • Access to the Library’s professional sound recording studios
  • $4000 for travel support, accommodation and project expenses for a residency at the Library of four weeks, or equivalent
  • $4000 to present performances of, and a presentation on the collected material at the 2016 National Folk Festival and a subsequent presentation on the Fellowship at the National Library.

For detailed information regarding the National Folk Fellowship, please read the information for applicants.

General enquiries:

Oral History and Folklore Branch
National Library of Australia
Canberra ACT 2600
Phone: 02 6262 1545

Further information:

Shelly Grant
Curator of Oral History and Folklore
Phone: 02 6262 1545