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Sustaining Creative Workers Fund
Subcategory of Creative Victoria
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Created as part of the Victorian Government’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Latest Winners / Recipients

Year: 2021

Year: 2020

recipient Alicia Sometimes ‘To research and develop a poetry collection to be released online in multimedia format and in a completed poetry collection.’
recipient Caroline Stills ‘To research and develop the first book in a junior fiction series encouraging an interest in STEM for young children.
recipient C.B. Mako ‘To research, develop and write new work.’
recipient Elizaveta Maltseva $4500  ‘To undertake research and development for “The Russian Cookbook” project.’
recipient Fatima Measham ($5000): ‘To research and develop a series of four-essays.’
recipient Grace Yee ($5000): ‘To research and develop a collection of poems.’
recipient James Phelan ($4600): ‘To develop a crime novel.’
recipient Jane E. Thompson ($5000): ‘To adapt her play “Love Monster” into a publication.’
recipient Julie Murphy ($2700): ‘To research and draft a children’s book.’
recipient Kill Your Darlings ($6588): ‘To expand the magazine’s suite of online writers workshops.’
recipient Koraly Dimitriadis ($5000): For ‘creative development and publication of poetic short films exploring isolation, relationships, family and feminism.’
recipient Maggie Jankuloska ($5000): ‘To complete a middle-grade novel ‘Once Upon a Blood Moon’, a modern re-imagining of four classic fairy tales.’
recipient Mandy Beaumont ($5000): ‘To complete a new novel “My Heart is an Ocean”.’
recipient Mark Brandi ($4313): ‘To complete the final draft and editing of a new novel.’
recipient Michelle Wright ($5000): ‘To complete her first novel, and undertake research and development for a collection of short stories.’
recipient Nam Le ($5000): ‘To write a series of long poems inspired by meaningful places in Melbourne.’
recipient Nova Weetman

($5000): ‘To write six short stories to be published online focusing on characters from her 2019 novel Sick Bay.’

recipient Raspberry Ripple Productions ($12,500): ‘To develop an online presentation of a play-reading initiative by Disabled playwrights.’
recipient Santilla Chingaipe ($5000): ‘To complete a book detailing the untold stories of African convicts transported to the Australian penal colonies.’
recipient Stephanie Van Schilt ($5000): ‘To support research and development for a true crime podcast and accompanying essay series and for a podcast focusing on women and non-binary creatives impacted by the current widespread cancellations.’
recipient Toby Fehily ($5000): ‘To produce a 12-part nonfiction podcast.’
recipient Chris Flynn ($5000): ‘To promote and tour his new novel online via digital platforms.’
recipient Jock Serong ($5000): ‘To support the release of the author’s new novel, The Burning Island, with an online marketing and distribution strategy.’