The Georges Mora Foundation Fellowship gives one contemporary artist the opportunity to study, experiment and explore new thinking in their art.
The recipient is awarded $10,000 for up to 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 generous donations from a range of arts supporters through the Georges Mora Foundation and awarded in association with the State Library of Victoria, Alliance Française de Melbourne and Le Centre Intermondes, in La Rochelle, France.
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.