The Georges Mora Foundation Fellowship allows an artist of repute to explore new thinking and research new ideas.
The recipient is awarded up to $10,000 for six months' research and given the means and uninterrupted time to work closely with the rich resources of the Library, including access to a private study within the Library, which can be used outside normal opening hours.
Also, the Georges Mora Foundation can help the fellow apply for a residency in France at the Centre Intermondes in La Rochelle. The fellow may also apply for a residency at the Alliance Française de Melbourne.
The fellowship is funded by the Georges Mora Foundation and awarded in association with the Alliance Francaise de Melbourne.
About Georges Mora
The Georges Mora Foundation is named after entrepreneur, restaurateur and art dealer Georges Mora. Georges was born in Germany in 1913. After World War II, he briefly settled in New York before immigrating to Melbourne where he purchased and ran the landmark Balzac restaurant in East Melbourne and St Kilda's Tolarno Hotel. The hotel included a gallery, which was moved to South Yarra in 1979. Georges' commitment to developing innovative and varied artists saw him produce outstanding exhibition programs featuring local and international artists. He died in 1992.
The foundation supports and promotes contemporary art and artists in Australia. In addition to this fellowship, the foundation presents the State Library's Art out loud biennial artist's lecture.