Australia Council for the Arts

Australia Council Fellowships & Awards

Applications will open on Friday 10 July and close on Tuesday 1 September. 

Australia Council Fellowships of $80,000 support outstanding, established artists’ creative activity and professional development for a period of up to two years. 

Please read through the following grant guidelines. If you need help with your application, contact a Grants Officer now.

Who can apply

Only individuals may apply to this category. You must be a practicing artist or arts worker and an Australian citizen or an Australian permanent resident.

Applications for funding to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander panel must come from Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander individuals. 


Who can’t apply

You can’t apply for a grant if:

  • you received a grant, or administered a grant, from the Australia Council in the past and that grant has not been satisfactorily acquitted
  • you owe money to the Australia Council
  • you received an Australia Council Fellowship awarded by any board or committee of the Australia Council since 1996 (excludes Australia Council Fellowships for Early Career Artists 2012-16, Australia Council Fellowships for Established Artists 2012-16, and Music Project Fellowships 2007-2014)
  • you have already made three applications to categories listed under Australia Council Grant Programs this calendar year (funding proposals submitted to categories under Other Grants and Opportunities are not counted as one of your three applications).

We will not accept applications from legally constituted organisations or partnerships in this category.


What you can apply for

You can apply for a range of different activity over the Fellowship period.  Some examples of the activities we fund are:

  • the creation of new work
  • research and development
  • experimentation
  • collaborations
  • skills development
  • professional development and training
  • residencies
  • mentorships.

What you cannot apply for

You cannot apply for the following activity:

  • projects or activities that do not involve or benefit practicing artists or arts workers
  • projects or activities that do not have a clearly defined arts component
  • projects that have already taken place.

Peer assessment

Australia Council Fellowships are awarded in the areas of:

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Arts
  • Community Arts and Cultural Development
  • Dance
  • Emerging and Experimental Arts
  • Literature
  • Music
  • Theatre
  • Visual Arts.

Your application will be assessed by a peer panel made up of area of practice experts in the area you have selected.

Contact

If you need help with your application, contact a Grants Officer now.

 
Applications close
01 Sep 2020
Amount
$80,000
Artform
All artforms
Grant Type
Early Career Artists
Fellowships
Major Project
Market development
New work
Residencies
Skills development
Applicant Type
Individual
Region
National
Website
Australia Council for the Arts (opens in new window)
Contact
Australia Council for the Arts
Email
enquiries@australiacouncil.gov.au