2014 Cultural Fund Projects

JULY 2014 SUCCESSFUL APPLICANTS

Applicant Amount Description
National Young Writers Festival

$30,000 (over 3 years)

To support writers and other professionals to present at the Young Writers Festival in Newcastle.
Australian Society of Authors

$90,000 (over 3 years)

To support ASA’s professional development program.
WestWords

$20,000

For WestWords to provide mentoring and other professional development opportunities for writers in Western Sydney.
ASA

$90,000
(over 3 years)

The ASA will run a writers in schools project that aligns to Reading Australia, and that is done in consultation with education departments .
PEN Sydney

$61,500

PEN will run the Free Voices lectures along with commissioning articles from less well established writers on freedom of expression and related matters.
Griffin Theatre Company

$30,000 (over 3 years)

Funding will support the Griffin Manuscript Prize.
Melbourne Prize Trust

$30,000

To support the Melbourne writer’s prize and commissioning fees for new works in this prize’s 10th year.
UMI Arts

$15,000

Fees for mentorship and workshops for songwriting in far north Qld by Indigenous creators.
Think+Do TAnk Foundation Ltd

$10,000

Interactive story-telling on the Parramatta river – with Cultural Funding going to writers
Melbourne Library Service

$20,000 (over 2 years)

Fellowships will build their skills in the use of interactive technologies and apply them to programs for the disadvantaged at Library at the Dock
World Travels

$10,000

Slam poetry sessions across Australia – to engage with audiences who might not otherwise engage with poetry.
Coonabarabran High School

$15,000

The school will use CF to support writers’ attendance at their regional writers festival – and will invite schools from surrounds.
Currency Press

$20,000

The Press will commission pieces from contemporary writers about classic Australian plays, and link to Reading Australia where appropriate.
Blacktown City Council/Blacktown Arts Centre

$5,000

Established Indigenous artists will lead workshops for emerging artists in the Blacktown area.

Established Indigenous artists will lead workshops for emerging artists in the Blacktown area.

Education
CAUL / ASA

$45,000

Funding will support a fellowship program to provide Australian artists, authors, scholars and researchers with an opportunity to benefit from concentrated access to unique special collections within Australian university libraries with the aim of developing new publications.
Currency Press

$21,500

Funding will be used to commission ten Australian playwrights to develop new written responses to iconic and significant Australian plays, with the new works mapped to the National Curriculum.
Blacktown City Council/Blacktown Arts Centre

$15,000

Established Indigenous artists will lead workshops for emerging artists in the Blacktown area.
RMIT Art School

$20,000

A public art residency in Melbourne’s northern suburb Glenroy, a diverse multicultural community with little cultural infrastructure.
Seizure

$5,000

To commission new content from emerging writers.
Book an Adventure Bruny Island Festival

$10,000

to support writers’ and illustrators’ attendance at a children’s book festival on Bruny Island.
Writers Victoria

$5,000

To support professional training for Chinese Australian writers in Victoria.
First Nations Australia Writers Network

$10,000

A conference of Australia’s Indigenous writers.
Varuna the National Writers House

$15,000 (over 3 years)

Mentoring for writers to write pieces for radio.
University of New England

$10,200

A conference on the work of Judith Wright to be held in Armidale at UNE.
Queensland Poetry Festival

$5,000

To commission poetry from emerging poets about Brisbane and delivered digitally using geo-location technology.
Rosie Scott and Anita Heiss Intervention anthology

$10,000

Fees for writers to attend events associated with an anthology dedicated to discussing the Intervention policy in North Australia.
Photobook Melbourne

$15,000

To bring international leaders in photobook production to Australia to share knowledge.
Gertrude Contemporary

$10,000

Commissioning art criticism pieces.
Free Broadcast Incorporated

$12,750

For FBI to produce content around the arts for its audience – both as live broadcast and as podcast material.
The Society of Women Writers NSW Inc

$3,250

To support keynote speakers to address their conference.
Newcastle Writers Festival Incorporated

$5,000

Timed with the Newcastle Univeresity’s 50th celebrations, this will bring authors to the festival.
SAMAG

$10,000

To support speakers’ costs at professional information sharing sessions for those working in the arts.
Chart Magazine

$2,600

To support a new magazine with a focus on nature and ecology.
Contemporary Pacific Arts Festival

$2,000

To support artists’ fees who present at this festival of Pacific Arts.
Firstdraft Gallery

$2,400

To support a forum on writing art criticism.
Australian Catholic University

$5,000

To support authors’ and artists’ attendance about art, writing and the sacred.
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