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Grants From The Australian Centre

The Kate Challis RAKA Award

The Australian Centre

This award for Indigenous creative artists has been made available through the generosity of Professor Emeritus Bernard Smith, eminent art and cultural historian. The prize was established to honour the memory of his late wife, Kate Challis, who was known in her youth as Ruth Adeney (RAKA is an acronym for the Ruth Adeney Koori Award).

The approximately $20,000 award is offered in a five-year cycle with a different area of the arts – creative prose, drama, the visual arts, scriptwriting and poetry – being rewarded each year. ┬áIn 2015 the award will be offered to the best book of poems, already published and written in English. Read more

  • Closing: 1 July 2015
  • Categories: Indigenous, Literature, Theatre, Visual Arts
  • Open To: Individuals

The Peter Blazey Fellowship, 2016

The Australian Centre

The Fellowship is awarded annually to writers in the non-fiction fields of biography, autobiography and life writing and is intended to further a work in progress. Applications will be judged on literary merit, and the winner will be supported in his or her work by a prize of approximately $15 000, and a one-month writer-in-residency at the Australian Centre. Read more

  • Closing: 15 July 2015
  • Categories: Literature
  • Open To: Individuals

Dinny O'Hearn Memorial Fellowship

The Australian Centre

the DJ (Dinny) O'Hearn Memorial Fellowship is a biennial award that offers a residency at the Australian Centre, University of Melbourne, to emergent Australian writers. and is awarded to a writer of fiction, poetry or drama. The Fellowship has a current value of approximately $5000. Read more

  • Closing: 15 July 2015
  • Categories: Literature
  • Open To: Individuals