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Creative Fellowships

Artists, writers, dancers, performers and musicians – now’s your chance to go wild with the Library’s collections or in response to our site!

Our 2 Creative Fellows will have the chance to create new work in any medium. Write a book, create an artwork or plan an immersive experience for the Library – it’s up to you.

We’d love to hear from individuals practising in any art form, including:

·         visual or digital arts

·         dance

·         performance

·         music or composition

·         writing

·         research

The fellowships include:

·         $15,000 funding

·         desk space at the Library for 12 months

·         access to collections and Library staff expertise.

Funding is based on approximately 3 months of work in the Library. This can be either continuous or broken up over the year, and you’ll have access to your office for the full 12 months.

Apply now

Previous recipients

Explore our fellows gallery to learn more about the inspiring projects undertaken by past and present fellows.

  • 2022: Dr Sofi Basseghi with the project The road to Pairidaeza, an examination of Persian literature, miniature paintings and manuscripts in the Library's collection.
  • 2022: Veisinia Tonga with the project The darkness which will examine the accounts of Tongan contact with missionaries to illuminate pre-contact life in Tonga.
  • View previous Creative Fellows 2003-2019.