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Grants Closing in December 2020

Artists' Benevolent Fund

National Association for the Visual Arts (NAVA)

The renewed Artists’ Benevolent Fund hopes to provide modest but useful one-off financial assistance to Australian visual artists in crisis as a result of fire, flood, storm, serious illness, major accident, declared state or national emergencies, or some other unexpected catastrophic experience.

The Fund may receive requests from:

  • Artists whose studios and/or entire bodies of work have been destroyed (e.g. as the result of fire, flood, storm, earthquake)
  • Artists who have suffered a major injury in their studio
  • Artists suffering illnesses that impact on their ability to maintain their artistic practice
  • Artists severely impacted in their practice by a declared state or national emergency, such as losing a critical work opportunity as the result of an event or activity cancelled because of COVID-19.

Funding Available: One-off payment of $2,000.

Important dates: Applications open 6 April 2020. The application form, and fund terms & conditions to be released soon.

Given the Fund will need to be accessed at the most difficult of times, its application process presents the minimal burden to artists, asking for an outline of the specific disaster situation as well as some additional information to give the selection panel the full context.

For more information visit the NAVA Website Read more

  • Closing: Ongoing
  • Categories: All Artforms / General
  • Open To: Individuals

Copyright Agency First Nations Fellowship

Varuna the National Writers House

Each year, five fellowships, including accommodation, all meals, travel expenses and manuscript consultations, are awarded to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander writers from anywhere in Australia.

This fellowship program is open to writers of all genres of fiction, narrative non-fiction, poetry, children’s books, graphic novels, dramatic/screen writing, writing for radio, translation, essays or short fiction. Submissions in language are welcomed.

The fellowship week also includes professional development opportunities, including one-on-one mentoring session, and a half day group workshop .

Key dates

For 2021 fellowships, applications open mid-October 2020 and will close mid-December 2020.

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  • Closing: 14 December 2020
  • Categories: Fellowship & Scholarship, Indigenous, Literature
  • Open To: Individuals