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Regional Fellowships

The $15,000 Regional Fellowship offers two regional Victorian artists, writers or researchers the opportunity to create new work through repurposing, transforming or imaginatively responding to published or original source material from the Library’s extensive collections.

Applicants may be individuals or working in collaborative partnerships. They may include creatives practising in any art form – such as the visual arts, new media, dance, musical performance or composition – and writers and scholars in any discipline or subject.

Applicants must reside in regional Victoria, with their postcode reflecting their residence in one of the 48 local government areas classified as ‘regional’ by the Victorian Government.

Read a list of these local government areas.

Fellows receive a grant of $15,000, access to a desk space in a shared office for 12 months (January – December 2023), access to collections and staff expertise.

Regional Fellows can also receive support connecting to regional library services and accessing online collections from the Library. Projects that deliver outcomes in regional areas are highly desirable. 

The Library gratefully acknowledges support provided by Regional Arts Victoria.

Read our frequently asked questions and guidelines for more information.

Previous recipients

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

  • 2022: Sam Burke with the project Raised on fertile ground, an art documentary exploring the Mildura Sculpture Triennials 1961-78.
  • 2022: Glennys Briggs with a project which investigated the lives of her family and other First Nations women who lived on New South Wales and Victorian reserves and missions set up by the Aboriginal Protectorate.
  • 2019: Robert Hudson and Dr Shannon Woodcock for the exhibition Shared stories of Gunai/Kurnai country: Finding 'Gippsland' in the State Library Victoria collections, which looked at themes including invasion, environment, education, Lake Tyers Mission and self-determination.
  • 2019: Christine Vickers with the book manuscript Clara Lazar Geroe, Australia's first training psychoanalyst: translating the Hungarian, French and German papers in her correspondence which facilitated assessment of the Hungarian influence upon psychoanalysis and associated disciplines in Australia.