2018 Creative Arts Fellow Dr Carolyn Young
2018 Creative Arts Fellow Dr Carolyn Young

Are you a working artist or writer inspired by the National Library of Australia’s extraordinary collection of more than 10 million items?

Applications are now open for the 2019 National Library of Australia Creative Arts Fellowships.

Two funded Fellowships are offered in 2019 for practising artists and writers to develop new creative work inspired by the National Library of Australia’s world-class collection of books, manuscripts, photographs, paintings, music, maps, oral history and folklore.

To be eligible for the Fellowships, applicants should be established or emerging artists, working in any art form or writing genre, such as music, dance, theatre, visual arts, hybrid and experimental art forms.

Director-General of the National Library of Australia, Dr Marie-Louise Ayres, today encouraged creative arts and writing practitioners to apply for the 2019 Fellowships round. 

“We are looking for exceptional projects – new visions, new narratives, new ways of thinking and seeing that draw inspiration from our astounding collections,” Dr Ayres said.

Dr Ayres said the success of the Fellowship program was due in great part to the generosity of its donors, including the Friends of the National Library and the Eva Kollsman and Ray Mathew Trust, which allowed the National Library to offer two funded Creative Arts Fellowships again this year.

Recipients of the Fellowships will enjoy in-depth access to the rich Library collection and its expert staff, a supportive working environment and financial assistance.

All applications for the 2019 NLA Creative Arts Fellowships will be assessed on merit.

Applicants are invited to apply now for the 2019 round with applications closing on 1 July 2018.

More information and the online application form are available here.

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