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Creative Fellowship
Subcategory of State Library Victoria Fellowship
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  • The State Library of Victoria's Creative Fellowships to: 'promote the State Library of Victoria as a centre of scholarly activity and research encourage scholarly, literary and creative use of the Library's collections and the production of publications/work based on them publicise the Library's collections.' Fellowships are open to Australian residents who may be 'independent scholars, artists, writers, composers, developers of new media and others working across a broad range of disciplines.'

Latest Winners / Recipients

Year: 2019

recipient Alison Croggon

for ‘The Spell that Worked’ (working title)—a middle-grade novel in the form of a magical adventure story exploring class and politics in Australia during the Great Depression, set in Melbourne’s lively theatre district

recipient Julian Meyrick for ‘Immigrant artists in Melbourne theatre in the interwar years: The case of Dolia and Rosa Ribush’—a research project exploring the character and activities of two culturally influential theatre artists
recipient Grace Yee for ‘The Chinese Question’—a poetry collection responding to historical and current narratives by and about Chinese people in Australia

Year: 2011

Antoni Jach For 'artist's book, "In Ruins: Luxor and Thebes Past and Present".
Nam Le For 'An untitled novel-in-progress, seeking to present 20th century Vietnam from the complex, conflicting perspectives of its inhabitants as well as its visitors.'
(Honorary Fellowships) Tony Moore For 'documentary script, "Marcus Clarke: An Unnatural Life".'

Year: 2010

Luke Beesley To research poems and drawings based on research into Victorian seed dispersal and wind patterning.
James Griffin To create three extended cycles of lyric ballads and prose poems to create the fictional rural Ghost Town Bridge, its inhabitants and events.
Leah Kaminsky To research a creative non-fiction narrative about Yiddish–Polish poet Melekh Ravitch who travelled across the Kimberley with an Italian postal truck driver and a young Aboriginal guide to find a homeland for German–Jewish refugees.
Sandra Long To research and script a performance that follows multiple narratives across time and space to explore relationship between humans and wind and how this relationship has shaped our world.
Monica Raszewski To research a play that explores friendships, tensions between home and artistic endeavours, and mother–daughter relationships.

Year: 2008

recipient Angela Betzien

Year: 2006

Chloe Hooper Research for a novel.
Sarah Cathcart Research for a play script.
Chris Kohn Joint award with Lally Katz for research into the history of Melbourne's vaudeville artists and theatres between the wars in preparation for the writing of a play script.
Lally Katz Joint award with Christopher Kohn for research into the history of Melbourne's vaudeville artists and theatres between the wars in preparation for the writing of a play script.
Kirsty Murray Research for a book.

Works About this Award

Fellows Delve into SLV Collections Susie Kennewell , 2006 single work column
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , August vol. 86 no. 2 2006; (p. 19)