The 2022 State Library Victoria Fellowships Program is a unique opportunity for creatives and scholars to immerse themselves in our vast collection of more than 5 million items, including manuscripts, maps, music, newspapers and more, and bring them to life in new and innovative ways.
There are 16 fellowships available, offering support through financial grants and shared office space in the Library’s magnificent dome annulus or through studio residencies. Each successful applicant will have direct access to Library collections and staff expertise to bring their vision to life.
We are looking for projects that repurpose, transform or imaginatively respond to our collection. From a suite of songs inspired by Victoria’s waterways to the transformation of the Library forecourt into wild grasslands – the possibilities of a State Library Victoria fellowship are endless.
Please note, applications have now closed.
Since 2003, the Library’s annual Fellowships Program has nurtured and supported the creative and scholarly ventures of more than 200 authors, musicians, artists and historians.
Project outputs have included play scripts, manuscripts, art installations, exhibitions, digital apps and much more, all inspired by the State Collection.
Learn more about the diverse projects undertaken by past fellows, and the innovative ways they’ve expressed their research.
Have questions or feedback about fellowships, or need a hand applying? Contact our friendly staff by email or phone, or talk to us when you visit the Library.
Phone: 03 8664 7000
Banner image credit: Harriet Scott and Helena Scott, Australian Lepidoptera and Their Transformations … with Descriptions by A[lexander] W[alker] Scott (London; Sydney, John van Voorst, 1864–98), Rare Books Collection, State Library Victoria