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The Kerri Hall Fellowship for Performing Arts

This fellowship supports creatives, artists and writers from regional Victoria in the field of theatre and performing arts. Your research can focus on any area or topic. Collections that may be of interest include:

·         scriptwriting and production

·         drama

·         opera

·         ballet

·         musical theatre

·         vaudeville

·         puppetry

·         magic

·         theatres, concert halls and venues

·         festivals and events.

The fellowship includes:

·         $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. You must live in regional Victoria to apply. Please note that there is no additional funding for travel or accommodation for regional Fellows.

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About Kerri Hall

Kerri Hall was a librarian at State Library Victoria from 2001 until her death in 2017. Kerri was highly respected for her extensive knowledge of the theatre and performing arts collection. She raised the profile of this collection and improved access to it through cataloguing and digitisation projects. Kerri was born and raised in the Victorian Mallee district and was deeply connected to the region throughout her life.

About Christopher Baker

The fellowship is generously endowed by the estate of Dr Christopher Baker. It was Christopher’s wish to establish a fellowship in the name of his late partner Kerri Hall, to celebrate her contribution to the Library.

Christopher worked as an executive manager for over 25 years, leading people and managing change across not-for-profit, public and private sectors. He left corporate life in 2003, but consulted on change management and human resources while pursuing his interest in civil society.