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 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.

Fellows receive:

  • 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 2014 National Folk Festival and a subsequent presentation on the Fellowship at the National Library

Applications for the 2013/14 Fellowship open on March 29 and close on 1 July 2013. 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.