National Folk Fellowships

For folk musicians, singers, dancers, poets, performance artists, collector/performers

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 2015 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 2015 National Folk Festival and a subsequent presentation on the Fellowship at the National Library.

Applications for the 2014/15 Fellowship are now open and will close on 31 July 2014. No applications or changes will be accepted after that date.

For detailed information regarding the National Folk Fellowship, Please read the Fellowship Information Page before filling in the form.

Click the following link to start an application: National Folk Fellowship

For general enquiries please contact:

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

For further information please contact:

Kevin Bradley
Curator of Oral History and Folklore
Phone: 02 6262 1636
Email: kbradley@nla.gov.au