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 to discover and explore original collection material at the Library for use in your artistic work. The outcome of this residency at the National Library will be a performance at the following National Folk Festival, and recordings acquired for the National Library's Oral History and Folklore collection.
- Special access to research facilities and collections
- Access to the Library’s professional sound recording studios
- $8000 for travel support, accommodation and project expenses for a residency at the Library of four weeks, or equivalent
- Performance and workshops at the 2013 National Folk Festival and a subsequent presentation on the Fellowship the National Library
Applications for the 2012/13 Fellowship open on 5 April 2012 and close on 1 July 2012. No applications or changes will be accepted after that date.
Fellowships are awarded only once: applications from previous recipients will not be considered. The Fellowship is open to overseas applicants but support is only provided for travel within Australia.