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Creative Fellowships

The Library's Creative Fellowship program provides artists and scholars with a unique and supportive environment in which to immerse themselves in our collections. We invite recipients to be inspired by, repurpose, transform or imaginatively respond to published or original sources, such as manuscripts, maps, music, newspapers, oral histories and rare printed material, in any way they choose.

Applicants may be individuals or working in collaborative partnerships. They may include artists 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.

Fellows receive a grant of $15,000 for three months' research, space in a shared office that is accessible outside normal Library hours, and special access to collections and staff expertise.

The fellowships are funded by State Library Victoria and other program partners, and are awarded annually on the advice of independent expert panels.

2020 program

We are pausing our Creative Fellowship program in 2020 to look at how we can create more value for participants and the Victorian community, and greater alignment to the Library’s strategy.

We look forward to announcing details of a redesigned Creative Fellowship program that will return in 2021.

More information

If you have specific questions about the Creative Fellowship requirements or selection process, please contact us at fellows@slv.vic.gov.au.

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