Australian Centre, Faculty of Arts, University of Melbourne

Kate Challis RAKA Award 2019 for screenwriting

Kate Challis RAKA Award 2019

This award, worth up to $20,000, is for the best script for film or television by an Indigenous writer, screened in the preceding five years.

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).

In the Pintupi language, 'raka' means 'five' and in the Warlpiri 'rdaka' means 'hand', and both meanings are particularly apt for a prize to be awarded in a cycle of five years to individual artists – novelists, poets, script writers, visual artists and playwrights – whose 'hands' are the basic means of creativity.

To apply online please visit the submission page

For more information about past winners please visit our website

Applications close
10 Jun 2019
Amount
Up to $20,000
Artform
Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander arts
Film / TV / Digital
Grant Type
Awards
Applicant Type
Individual
City
Melbourne
Region
National
Website
Australian Centre, Faculty of Arts, University of Melbourne (opens in new window)
Contact
Amanda Morris
Email
ajmo@unimelb.edu.au
Phone
03 90355280