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The Australia Council for the Arts is the Australian Government’s arts funding and advisory body. The Council supports a wide range of arts and cultural activities that involve professional artists or arts workers. Grants may be made to arts organisations as well as to individual artists across the country. Fellowship opportunities include the Creative Australia Fellowships. Literary grants encourage and support the creation, publication and promotion of Australian stories.

Source: http://www.australiacouncil.gov.au/ Sighted: 10/12/2013.

Latest Winners / Recipients (also see subcategories)v1162

Year: 2021

recipient (Re-imagine: Sector Recovery Initiatives) y separately published work icon Sydney Review of Books James Ley (editor), 2013 Sydney : Sydney Review of Books , 2013- Z1913808 2013 website periodical review (99 issues) 'The Sydney Review of Books is an online journal devoted to long-form literary criticism. It is motivated by the belief that in-depth analysis and robust critical discussion are crucial to the development of Australia's literary culture. We decided to embark on this project because of our concerns about the reduced space for serious literary criticism in the mainstream media, and the newspapers in particular, given their uncertain future. We intend the Sydney Review of Books to be a venue in which Australian writers and critics can engage with books at length, a venue in which to rediscover the intimate connection between the art of criticism and the art of the essay. The Review's focus is Australian writing, but it will also consider the work of overseas authors.' (Source: sydneyreviewofbooks.com/about/ )
for a weekly newletter aggregating non-fiction published in other literary journals.
recipient (Re-imagine: Sector Recovery Initiatives) Digi Youth Arts to create new mentorship opportunities for young and emerging First Nations music programmers and creative producers.
recipient (Playing Australia) Black Swan Theatre Company
recipient (Playing Australia) Ensemble Theatre
recipient (Playing Australia) Erth Visual and Physical Inc
recipient (Playing Australia) HIT Productions
recipient (Playing Australia) Opera Australia
recipient (Playing Australia) Bell Shakespeare Company
recipient (Individuals and Groups) Adalya Nash Hussein
recipient (Individuals and Groups) Aidan Coleman
recipient (Individuals and Groups) A. S. Patrić
recipient (Individuals and Groups) Alexandra Flood
recipient (Individuals and Groups) Alexandre Landragin
recipient (Individuals and Groups) Amrita Hepi
recipient (Individuals and Groups) Anna Dunnill
recipient (Individuals and Groups) Antony Loewenstein
recipient (Individuals and Groups) Anupama Pilbrow
recipient (Individuals and Groups) Archie Roach
recipient (Individuals and Groups) Aseel Tayah
recipient (Individuals and Groups) Bagryana Popov
recipient (Individuals and Groups) Barbara Moore
recipient (Individuals and Groups) Briony Barr
recipient (Individuals and Groups) Ciella Williams
recipient (Individuals and Groups) David Megarrity
recipient (Individuals and Groups) Dominic Amerena
recipient (Individuals and Groups) Evelyn Araluen
recipient (Individuals and Groups) Grace Yee
recipient (Individuals and Groups) Graham Cooke
recipient (Individuals and Groups) Hayley Miller-Baker
recipient (Individuals and Groups) Henrietta Baird
recipient (Individuals and Groups) Isobelle Carmody
recipient (Individuals and Groups) Jackie Ryan
recipient (Individuals and Groups) Jennifer Mills
recipient (Individuals and Groups) Jill Jones
recipient (Individuals and Groups) John Kinsella
recipient (Individuals and Groups) Katerina Kokkinos-Kennedy
recipient (Individuals and Groups) Jessica Wilkinson
recipient (Individuals and Groups) Kathryn Heyman
recipient (Individuals and Groups) Lara Thoms
recipient (Individuals and Groups) Laura Stortenbeker
recipient (Individuals and Groups) Mark Brandi
recipient (Individuals and Groups) Mawunyo Gbogbo
recipient (Individuals and Groups) Owen Heitmann
recipient (Individuals and Groups) Patrick Allington
recipient (Individuals and Groups) James Boyce
recipient (Individuals and Groups) Phillip Gwynne
recipient (Individuals and Groups) Rachael Swain
recipient (Individuals and Groups) Sarah Kriegler
recipient (Individuals and Groups) Shankari Chandran
recipient (Individuals and Groups) Solomon Thomas
recipient (Individuals and Groups) Susan Johnson
recipient (Arts Projects for Organisations) Backbone Youth Arts
recipient (Arts Projects for Organisations) Boomalli Aboriginal Artists Co-operative
recipient (Arts Projects for Organisations) Brink Productions
recipient (Arts Projects for Organisations) Currency Press
recipient (Arts Projects for Organisations) Express Media
recipient (Arts Projects for Organisations) Kill Your Darlings
recipient (Arts Projects for Organisations) Mascara Poetry Inc
recipient (Arts Projects for Organisations) Melbourne University Publishing
recipient (Arts Projects for Organisations) National Young Writers' Festival
recipient (Arts Projects for Organisations) Vitalstatistix

Year: 2020

recipient (BR Whiting Studio) Lisa Gorton International Development $10,000
recipient (BR Whiting Studio) Robert Lukins

International Development   $ 10,000

recipient (BR Whiting Studio) Fiona McGregor

International Development   $ 10,000

recipient (BR Whiting Studio) Sandra Thibodeaux

International Development   $ 10,000

recipient (Cité Internationale des Arts) Anita Heiss

International Development   $ 10,000

recipient (Keesing Studio) Kate Cole-Adams

International Development   $ 10,000

recipient (Keesing Studio) Eloise Grills International Development   $ 10,000
recipient (Keesing Studio) Yassmin Abdel-Magied

International Development   $ 10,000

recipient (AU-SG Reciprocal Micro-Residencies) Samara Hersch

International Development   $ 5,000

recipient (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Arts) Ghenoa Gela Arts Projects for Individuals and Groups $50,000
recipient (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Arts) Djuki Mala Arts Projects for Organisations $94,212
recipient (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Arts) Eric Avery Career Development $7,000
recipient (Community Arts & Cultural Development) Big hArt Arts Projects for Organisations $90,390
recipient (Community Arts & Cultural Development) Carclew Youth Arts Arts Projects for Organisations $31,650
recipient (Community Arts & Cultural Development) Casula Powerhouse Arts Projects for Organisations     $52,855 
recipient (Literature) Alison Evans Arts Projects for Individuals and Groups     $35,398
recipient (Literature) Anupama Pilbrow Arts Projects for Individuals and Groups     $26,500
recipient (Literature) Deb Fitzpatrick Arts Projects for Individuals and Groups     $26,669 
recipient (Literature) Drew Rooke Arts Projects for Individuals and Groups     $23,180 
recipient (Literature) Eloise Grills Arts Projects for Individuals and Groups     $29,917 
recipient (Literature) Emily Bitto Arts Projects for Individuals and Groups     $19,900 
recipient (Literature) Gabrielle Wang Arts Projects for Individuals and Groups     $25,000
recipient (Literature) James Bradley Arts Projects for Individuals and Groups     $30,000 
recipient (Literature) Josephine Rowe Arts Projects for Individuals and Groups     $43,600 
recipient (Literature) Kirli Saunders Arts Projects for Individuals and Groups     $38,800 
recipient (Literature) Laura Elvery Arts Projects for Individuals and Groups     $39,205 
recipient (Literature) Maryam Azam Arts Projects for Individuals and Groups     $32,038 
recipient (Literature) Michael Crane Arts Projects for Individuals and Groups     $14,250 
recipient (Literature) Mirandi Riwoe Arts Projects for Individuals and Groups     $48,000 
recipient (Literature) Nadia Niaz Arts Projects for Individuals and Groups     $39,000 
recipient (Literature) Rosemary Hunter Arts Projects for Individuals and Groups     $20,000
recipient (Literature) Scot Gardner Arts Projects for Individuals and Groups     $50,000
recipient (Literature) Adelaide Festival Arts Projects for Organisations     $40,000 
recipient (Literature) Australian Children’s Laureate Foundation Arts Projects for Organisations     $28,000 
recipient (Literature) Australian Poetry Arts Projects for Organisations     $53,000 
recipient (Literature) The Australian Society of Authors Arts Projects for Organisations     $95,426 
recipient (Literature) Playlab Arts Projects for Organisations     $24,478 
recipient (Literature) y separately published work icon Westerly R. W. Smith (editor), Warwick Wilson (editor), I. M. Brumby (editor), J. M. S. O'Brien (editor), J. M. S. O'Brien (editor), John Hay (editor), J. M. S. O'Brien (editor), Clare Booth (editor), Peter Cowan (editor), John Barnes (editor), Bruce Bennett (editor), Peter Cowan (editor), Delys Bird (editor), Dennis Haskell (editor), Delys Bird (editor), Dennis Haskell (editor), Ron Shapiro (editor), Delys Bird (editor), Dennis Haskell (editor), Bruce Lawson (editor), Hal Nicholson (editor), Peter Abotomey (editor), Allan Fels (editor), Richard Sadlier (editor), Catherine Noske (editor), 1956 Arts Union, University of Western Australia , 1956-1963 Z872534 1956 periodical (209 issues)

Westerly began as a student-edited magazine of the Arts Union of the University of Western Australia in December 1956. Published three times a year, the magazine had an annual editorial turnover until 1962 when J. M. S. O'Brien began a term which lasted until 1965. From the beginning, Westerly struggled to find a balance between serving the West Australian region and maintaining an intellectual connection with the eastern states and the rest of the world. Attempting to encourage writing in the region, Westerly sought poetry and fiction from emerging writers, but it was not until the early 1960s that contributions of a consistently high quality were received.

When J. M. S. O'Brien finished his term as editor, Westerly was produced by a group of editorial associates, rather than a clearly defined editor, until 1975. Bruce Bennett, Peter Cowan and John Barnes, members of the English Department, acted as primary editors during this time until Bennett and Cowan were appointed joint editors in 1975. Delys Bird and Dennis Haskell, also members of the English Department, began their term as co-editors in 1993. Published by the Centre for Studies in Australian Literature since 1982, Westerly maintains a strong connection with the English Department at the University of Western Australia.

During the 1960s Westerly concentrated on original work, publishing the first works of a number of significant writers, including Frank Moorhouse, Murray Bail and Michael Wilding (qq.v.). The number of poems also increased during this time. Westerly attracted contributions from Bruce Dawe, Chris Wallace-Crabbe, Gwen Harwood, Dorothy Hewett, Fay Zwicky, Hal Colebatch and William Grono (qq.v.). Westerly continued to attract quality fiction and poetry in the 1970s, publishing the work of a number of writers, including Vicki Viidikas, T. A. G. Hungerford, James McQueen, Peter Murphy, Peter Goldsworthy, Wendy Jenkins, Jean Kent, Richard Carey and John Bryson (qq.v.).

Reviews and criticism were not plentiful during the 1960s, partly because Perth's The Critic already performed that function for the local community. This changed slowly during the 1970s following the establishment of a BA course in Australian literature at the University of Western Australia in 1973. By the late 1970s, the number of reviews and articles had steadily increased to cater for students of Australian literature, but the editors tried to avoid an overly academic tone to maintain a broad readership.

Westerly occasionally produced special issues during the 1960s and 1970s. This became more regular in the late 1980s and 1990s when the fourth issue of the year concentrated on a particular theme. One of the more significant has been Westerly's special issues on South East Asia. Earlier issues display an interest in countries common to the Indian Ocean, but this gradually expanded to include the wider Asian region. The extent of this concentration is exhibited in the book of extracts Westerly Looks to Asia: A Selection from Westerly 1956-1992 (1993). Other special issues have examined Australian Jewish writing, the relationship between Australia and the Mediterranean, environmental issues and justice.

Like most literary magazines, Westerly has struggled to attract funding. Early volumes included a significant amount of advertising. The financial burden was eased when the first ongoing grant from the Australian government was received in 1963. Westerly has since received assistance from the university and state and national bodies, but this funding steadily decreased during the 1990s. As a result, the magazine changed format in 1996. Four years later, as a result of continuing financial pressure, Westerly affiliated itself with John Kinsella's literary magazine Salt. An editorial note stated that this resulted in 'wider distribution, and a broader and more international profile, putting it in a unique position among Australian literary magazines.' With this affiliation, Westerly has appeared annually since 2000, sharing the year (and subscribers) with Salt, which appears during the first half of each year. Westerly continues to cover West Australian, Australian and Asian literature while Salt offers subscribers an annual of European and American literature.

Arts Projects for Organisations     $20,510 
recipient (Literature) Remy Lai Career Development     $10,590 
recipient (Literature) Career Development $5,035 Paddy O'Reilly
recipient (Theatre) Andrea James Arts Projects for Individuals and Groups     $48,147 
recipient (Theatre) Clare Bartholomew Arts Projects for Individuals and Groups     $16,745 
recipient (Theatre) James Brennan Arts Projects for Individuals and Groups     $40,000 
recipient (Theatre) Marcel Dorney Arts Projects for Individuals and Groups     $24,976 
recipient (Theatre) Sarah Austin Arts Projects for Individuals and Groups     $25,538 
recipient (Theatre) Rawcus Arts Projects for Organisations     $23,040 
recipient (Theatre) Daniel Keene Career Development     $5,730 
recipient (Government Programs) Djuki Mala     Playing Australia     $120,909 
recipient (Government Programs) Bangarra Dance Theatre Playing Australia     $273,180 
recipient (Government Programs) Windmill Theatre Playing Australia     $67,792 
recipient (Government Programs) HIT Productions Playing Australia     $144,234 
recipient (Government Programs) Monkey Baa Theatre for Young People Playing Australia     $410,450 
recipient (Government Programs) Tom Hogan Playing Australia     $135,620 
recipient (International Development) Windmill Theatre IPAY Showcase     $3,000 
recipient (International Development) The Australian Theatre for Young People     IPAY Showcase     $3,000 
recipient (International Development) Barking Gecko Theatre Company IPAY Showcase     $3,000 
recipient (International Development) Patch Theatre Company IPAY Showcase     $3,000 
recipient (International Development) Belloo Creative     International Arts Strategy Outcomes Fund      $19,103 
recipient (International Development) The Last Great Hunt International Arts Strategy Outcomes Fund      $28,737 
recipient (International Development) Marrugeku Theatre Company International Arts Strategy Outcomes Fund      $30,000 
recipient (International Development) Peril Magazine Inc Dhaka Art Summit      $2,500 
recipient (International Development) Alana Hunt Dhaka Art Summit      $2,500 
recipient (International Development) Andy Butler Dhaka Art Summit      $2,500
recipient (International Development India Literature Exploratory $3,000) Gideon Haigh India Literature Exploratory      $3,000
recipient (International Development) Roanna Gonsalves India Literature Exploratory      $3,000 
recipient (International Development) Manal Younus India Literature Exploratory      $3,000 
recipient (International Development) Jessica Alice India Literature Exploratory      $3,000
recipient (International Development) Mindy Gill India Literature Exploratory      $3,000 
recipient (Arts Projects for Individuals and Groups) Alison Croggon  $30,000
recipient (Arts Projects for Individuals and Groups) Tony Birch $46,800
recipient (Arts Projects for Individuals and Groups) Cassandra Pybus $28,000
recipient (Arts Projects for Individuals and Groups) David Kelly $45,000 
recipient (Arts Projects for Individuals and Groups) Emma Viskic $47,000 
recipient (Arts Projects for Individuals and Groups) Felicity Plunkett $50,000
recipient (Arts Projects for Individuals and Groups) Jane Messer $36,000 
recipient (Arts Projects for Individuals and Groups) Katie Noonan $42,000 
recipient (Arts Projects for Individuals and Groups) Lucy Treloar  $42,000 
recipient (Arts Projects for Individuals and Groups) Moira Finucane $26,940 
recipient (Arts Projects for Individuals and Groups) Nathan Maynard $34,046 
recipient (Arts Projects for Individuals and Groups) Nicci Wilks  $28,500 
recipient (Arts Projects for Individuals and Groups) Nicholas Paine $50,000 
recipient (Arts Projects for Individuals and Groups) Nicola Redhouse $15,000 
recipient (Arts Projects for Individuals and Groups) Omar Sakr      $50,000 
recipient (Arts Projects for Individuals and Groups) Paul Dwyer  $31,966 
recipient (Arts Projects for Individuals and Groups) Rhyan Clapham $48,050
recipient (Arts Projects for Individuals and Groups) Robert Lukins $28,500 
recipient (Arts Projects for Individuals and Groups) Sara Saleh  $32,760 
recipient Stephen Carleton Arts Projects for Individuals and Groups     $45,885 
recipient Wayne Macauley Arts Projects for Individuals and Groups     $25,000 
recipient Backbone Youth Arts Arts Projects for Organisations     $100,000 
recipient Byron Bay Writers Festival Arts Projects for Organisations     $29,000 
recipient Cairns Tropical Writers Festival Arts Projects for Organisations     $20,000 
recipient Giramondo Publishing Arts Projects for Organisations     $25,000 
recipient Kill Your Darlings Arts Projects for Organisations     $34,900 
recipient Melbourne Writers' Festival Arts Projects for Organisations     $60,000 
recipient Puncher and Wattmann Arts Projects for Organisations     $34,200 
recipient Thames and Hudson Arts Projects for Organisations     $20,869 
recipient Anna Solding Career Development     $11,000 
recipient Susan Austin Career Development     $5,750 
recipient Willo Drummond Career Development     $6,804 
recipient Katie Noonan 2020 Resilience Fund: Survive     $2,000 
recipient Arena Theatre Company 2020 Resilience Fund: Survive     $5,000 
recipient Cher Tan 2020 Resilience Fund: Survive
recipient Darlinghurst Theatre Company 2020 Resilience Fund: Survive     $5,000 
recipient South Australian Writers' Centre 2020 Resilience Fund: Survive     $5,000 
recipient Spinifex Press 2020 Resilience Fund: Survive     $5,000 
recipient Suneeta Peres da Costa 2020 Resilience Fund: Survive     $440 
recipient Aleesah Darlison 2020 Resilience Fund: Survive     $2,000 
recipient Joshua Pomare 2020 Resilience Fund: Survive     $1,980 
recipient Kill Your Darlings 2020 Resilience Fund: Survive     $5,000 
recipient Nova Weetman 2020 Resilience Fund: Survive     $2,000 
recipient Rebecca Giggs 2020 Resilience Fund: Survive     $2,000 
recipient Angela Slatter v2020 Resilience Fund: Survive     $2,000 
recipient Emily Maguire 2020 Resilience Fund: Survive     $1,750 
recipient Jock Serong 2020 Resilience Fund: Survive     $2,000 
recipient Madelaine Dickie 2020 Resilience Fund: Survive     $957 
recipient Phillip Gwynne 2020 Resilience Fund: Survive     $2,000 
recipient Steven Herrick 2020 Resilience Fund: Survive     $2,000 
recipient Belloo Creative International Arts Strategy Outcomes Fund      $20,000 
recipient Australian Publishers Association Four Year Funding     $950,900 
recipient Back to Back Theatre Four Year Funding     $1,850,000 
recipient Carriageworks Four Year Funding     $1,665,000 
recipient Eleanor Dark Foundation Four Year Funding     $435,000 
recipient Emerging Writers' Festival Four Year Funding     $462,500 
recipient First Nations Australia Writers Network Four Year Funding     $1,017,500 
recipient Giramondo Publishing Four Year Funding     $728,900 
recipient y separately published work icon Griffith Review Julianne Schultz (editor), 2003- Nathan : Griffith University ABC Books , Z1083691 2003- periodical (73 issues) 'Each issue will develop an important topical theme with writing from a range of genres and perspectives that will provide a unique literary conversation. Griffith Review aims to build a bridge between journalism, academic and literary writing in Australia.' (From: http://www58.gu.edu.au:4500/grifrev/index.php sighted 22/11/2003) Four Year Funding     $555,000 
recipient Ilbijerri Theatre Company Four Year Funding     $1,850,000 
recipient La Boite Theatre Four Year Funding     $1,757,500 
recipient Magabala Books Four Year Funding     $1,490,000 
recipient Mooghalin Performing Arts Incorporated Four Year Funding     $1,295,000 
recipient Northern Territory Writers' Centre Four Year Funding     $380,000 
recipient Patch Theatre Company Four Year Funding     $1,370,000 
recipient Powerhouse Youth Theatre Four Year Funding     $1,480,000 
recipient Terrapin Puppet Theatre Four Year Funding     $1,330,000 
recipient The Red Room Company Four Year Funding     $917,600 
recipient University of Queensland Press Four Year Funding     $925,000 
recipient Gail Jones $80,000
recipient (Orgasnisations) Australian Poetry $69,040
recipient (Organisations) Writing NSW $100,000
recipient (Organisations) Writing WA $27,350
recipient (Organisations) y separately published work icon Westerly R. W. Smith (editor), Warwick Wilson (editor), I. M. Brumby (editor), J. M. S. O'Brien (editor), J. M. S. O'Brien (editor), John Hay (editor), J. M. S. O'Brien (editor), Clare Booth (editor), Peter Cowan (editor), John Barnes (editor), Bruce Bennett (editor), Peter Cowan (editor), Delys Bird (editor), Dennis Haskell (editor), Delys Bird (editor), Dennis Haskell (editor), Ron Shapiro (editor), Delys Bird (editor), Dennis Haskell (editor), Bruce Lawson (editor), Hal Nicholson (editor), Peter Abotomey (editor), Allan Fels (editor), Richard Sadlier (editor), Catherine Noske (editor), 1956 Arts Union, University of Western Australia , 1956-1963 Z872534 1956 periodical (209 issues)

Westerly began as a student-edited magazine of the Arts Union of the University of Western Australia in December 1956. Published three times a year, the magazine had an annual editorial turnover until 1962 when J. M. S. O'Brien began a term which lasted until 1965. From the beginning, Westerly struggled to find a balance between serving the West Australian region and maintaining an intellectual connection with the eastern states and the rest of the world. Attempting to encourage writing in the region, Westerly sought poetry and fiction from emerging writers, but it was not until the early 1960s that contributions of a consistently high quality were received.

When J. M. S. O'Brien finished his term as editor, Westerly was produced by a group of editorial associates, rather than a clearly defined editor, until 1975. Bruce Bennett, Peter Cowan and John Barnes, members of the English Department, acted as primary editors during this time until Bennett and Cowan were appointed joint editors in 1975. Delys Bird and Dennis Haskell, also members of the English Department, began their term as co-editors in 1993. Published by the Centre for Studies in Australian Literature since 1982, Westerly maintains a strong connection with the English Department at the University of Western Australia.

During the 1960s Westerly concentrated on original work, publishing the first works of a number of significant writers, including Frank Moorhouse, Murray Bail and Michael Wilding (qq.v.). The number of poems also increased during this time. Westerly attracted contributions from Bruce Dawe, Chris Wallace-Crabbe, Gwen Harwood, Dorothy Hewett, Fay Zwicky, Hal Colebatch and William Grono (qq.v.). Westerly continued to attract quality fiction and poetry in the 1970s, publishing the work of a number of writers, including Vicki Viidikas, T. A. G. Hungerford, James McQueen, Peter Murphy, Peter Goldsworthy, Wendy Jenkins, Jean Kent, Richard Carey and John Bryson (qq.v.).

Reviews and criticism were not plentiful during the 1960s, partly because Perth's The Critic already performed that function for the local community. This changed slowly during the 1970s following the establishment of a BA course in Australian literature at the University of Western Australia in 1973. By the late 1970s, the number of reviews and articles had steadily increased to cater for students of Australian literature, but the editors tried to avoid an overly academic tone to maintain a broad readership.

Westerly occasionally produced special issues during the 1960s and 1970s. This became more regular in the late 1980s and 1990s when the fourth issue of the year concentrated on a particular theme. One of the more significant has been Westerly's special issues on South East Asia. Earlier issues display an interest in countries common to the Indian Ocean, but this gradually expanded to include the wider Asian region. The extent of this concentration is exhibited in the book of extracts Westerly Looks to Asia: A Selection from Westerly 1956-1992 (1993). Other special issues have examined Australian Jewish writing, the relationship between Australia and the Mediterranean, environmental issues and justice.

Like most literary magazines, Westerly has struggled to attract funding. Early volumes included a significant amount of advertising. The financial burden was eased when the first ongoing grant from the Australian government was received in 1963. Westerly has since received assistance from the university and state and national bodies, but this funding steadily decreased during the 1990s. As a result, the magazine changed format in 1996. Four years later, as a result of continuing financial pressure, Westerly affiliated itself with John Kinsella's literary magazine Salt. An editorial note stated that this resulted in 'wider distribution, and a broader and more international profile, putting it in a unique position among Australian literary magazines.' With this affiliation, Westerly has appeared annually since 2000, sharing the year (and subscribers) with Salt, which appears during the first half of each year. Westerly continues to cover West Australian, Australian and Asian literature while Salt offers subscribers an annual of European and American literature.

$35,212
recipient (Organisations) Playlab $26,850
recipient (Organisations) Centre for Stories $83,708
recipient (Individuals and groups) Aimee Knight $14,732
recipient (Individuals and groups) Alice Bishop $32,500
recipient (Individuals and groups) Chris Womersley ($43,100)
recipient (Individuals and groups) Chris Flynn ($50,000)
recipient (Individuals and groups) Danielle Wood ($49,800)
recipient (Individuals and groups) David Stavanger ($28,000)
recipient (Individuals and groups) Davina Bell ($15,000)
recipient (Individuals and groups) Eda Gunaydin ($21,350)
recipient (Individuals and groups) Ella Baxter ($15,731)
recipient (Individuals and groups) Esther Ottaway  ($12,000)
recipient (Individuals and groups) Gregory Day ($45,000)
recipient Hakea Hustler ($49,443)
recipient (Individuals and groups) Kathryn Heyman ($30,000)
recipient (Individuals and groups) Keri Glastonbury ($17,500)
recipient (Individuals and groups) Kylie Boltin ($34,502)
recipient (Individuals and groups) Maria Zajkowski ($10,000)
recipient (Individuals and groups) Nyadol Nyuon ($15,000)
recipient (Individuals and groups) Sarah Ridout ($31,831)
recipient (Individuals and groups) Sarah Walker ($10,000)
recipient (Individuals and groups) Sonia Orchard ($15,000)
recipient (Individuals and groups) Trace Balla ($50,000)

Year: 2019

recipient Michelle Aung Thin

$21,138

recipient Judith Bishop

$13,600

recipient Stephanie Bishop

$50,000

recipient Lauren Aimee Curtis

$36,120

recipient Jennifer Down

$14,780

recipient Michael Fikaris

$18,883

recipient Juan Garrido Salgado

$6717

recipient Erin Gough

$28,329

recipient Mireille Juchau

$50,000

recipient Emily O'Grady

$36,624

recipient Yu Ouyang $50,000
recipient Sandra Thibodeaux

$18,015

recipient Rohan Wilson

$49,500

recipient Queensland Poetry Festival

$36,300

recipient Deborah Kelly

Arts Projects For Individuals and Groups $50,000.00

recipient Ivy Alvarez

Arts Projects For Individuals and Groups $50,000.00

recipient Nigel Poulton

Theatre Career Development Grants for Individuals and Groups $24,774.00

recipient David Sornig

Literature Arts Projects For Individuals and Groups $50,000.00

recipient Blacktown City Council

Multi-Artform Arts Projects for Organisations $100,000.00

recipient Michelle Cahill

Literature Arts Projects For Individuals and Groups $30,000.00

recipient Sofie Laguna

Literature Arts Projects For Individuals and Groups $25,000.00

recipient Cordite Press

Literature Arts Projects for Organisations $61,200.00

recipient Lucy Nelson

Literature Career Development Grants for Individuals and Groups $6,220.00

recipient Nicholas Paine

Theatre Arts Projects For Individuals and Groups $50,000.00

recipient Graham Akhurst

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Arts Career Development Grants for Individuals and Groups $25,000.00

recipient Mireille Juchau

Literature Career Development Grants for Individuals and Groups $7,147.00

recipient Kathryn Osborne

Theatre Arts Projects For Individuals and Groups $48,715.00

recipient Kaldor Public Art Projects

Visual Arts Arts Projects for Organisations $40,268.00

recipient Darwin Festival

Community Arts and Cultural Development Arts Projects for Organisations $22,950.00

recipient y separately published work icon Peril : An Asian-Australian Journal Peril Asian Australian Journal; Peril : An Asian-Australian Arts and Culture Magazine; Peril : Asian-Australian Arts and Culture Hoa Pham (editor), Tom Cho (editor), Tseen-Ling Khoo (editor), 2006 Melbourne : Asian Australian Journal , 2006- Z1299660 2006 periodical (37 issues) 'Peril is a new Asian-Australian website designed to build a critical mass of Asian-Australian art and cultural concerns. Our ambition is to have two core issues a year on the site with a forum board for people to chat and comment. Why Peril? From the so called Yellow Peril that labelled the wave of Chinese immigration in the 19th century. We are perilious and take risks but not in the way that the Pauline Hansons of the world think!' Source: http://www.asianaustralian.org/ (Sighted 23/8/2006).

Literature Arts Projects for Organisations $11,870.00

recipient Library Board of Queensland

Literature Arts Projects for Organisations $55,940.00

recipient Kill Your Darlings

Literature Arts Projects for Organisations $33,250.00

recipient Megan McKinlay

Literature Arts Projects For Individuals and Groups $34,800.00

recipient Naomi Parry

Literature Arts Projects For Individuals and Groups $19,480.00

recipient Sally Richardson

Theatre Arts Projects For Individuals and Groups $32,250.00

recipient Samara Hersch

Theatre Arts Projects For Individuals and Groups $48,000.00

recipient Shokoofeh Azar

Literature Arts Projects For Individuals and Groups $30,000.00

recipient Andrea James

Theatre Arts Projects For Individuals and Groups $50,000.00

recipient Mary Anne Butler

Career Development Grants for Individuals and Groups $20,598.00

recipient Adena Jacobs

Theatre Arts Projects For Individuals and Groups $38,500.00

recipient Patricia Cornelius

Theatre Arts Projects For Individuals and Groups $29,975.00

recipient Kate Wyvill

Theatre Arts Projects For Individuals and Groups $48,960.00

recipient Barry Jonsberg

Literature Arts Projects For Individuals and Groups $50,000.00

recipient Melissa Keil

Literature Arts Projects For Individuals and Groups $30,000.00

recipient Arts House

Emerging and Experimental Arts Arts Projects for Organisations $51,000.00

recipient Jane Harrison

Literature Arts Projects For Individuals and Groups $46,625.00

recipient Warraba Weatherall

Visual Arts Career Development Grants for Individuals and Groups $5,800.00

recipient Brooke Davis

Literature Arts Projects For Individuals and Groups $34,940.00

recipient Peter Boyce

Literature Arts Projects For Individuals and Groups $40,000.00

recipient Eva Hornung

Literature Arts Projects For Individuals and Groups $40,000.00

recipient Jessica Wilkinson

Literature Arts Projects For Individuals and Groups $28,308.00

recipient Victorian Arts Centre Trust

Theatre Arts Projects for Organisations $61,463.00

recipient Edoardo Crismani

Literature Arts Projects For Individuals and Groups $40,270.00

recipient Stuart Cooke

Literature B.R. Whiting Studio $20,000.00

recipient Gabriella Coslovich

Literature B.R. Whiting Studio $20,000.00

recipient Kevin Brophy

Literature Keesing Studio $20,000.00

recipient Justine Ettler

Literature Keesing Studio $20,000.00

recipient (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Arts) Jasmin Sheppard Arts Projects For Individuals and Groups $50,000
recipient (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Arts) Warraba Weatherall Arts Projects For Individuals and Groups $16,200
recipient (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Arts) Madjulla Inc Arts Projects for Organisations $70,790
recipient (Community Arts and Cultural Development) Bridget Balodis Arts Projects For Individuals and Groups     $20,000 
recipient (Community Arts and Cultural Development) Carclew Youth Arts Arts Projects for Organisations $38,190
recipient (Dance) Rosalind Crisp Arts Projects For Individuals and Groups $15,300
recipient (Dance) Sandra Parker Career Development Grants for Individuals and Groups $15,297
recipient (Emerging and Experimental Arts) Gail Priest Arts Projects For Individuals and Groups $16,000
recipient (Emerging and Experimental Arts) Ian Sinclair Arts Projects For Individuals and Groups $36,000
recipient (Literature) Annabel Brady-Brown Arts Projects For Individuals and Groups $21,069
recipient (Literature) Briony Barr Arts Projects For Individuals and Groups $38,360
recipient (Literature) Cath Crowley Arts Projects For Individuals and Groups $22,000
recipient (Literature) Heather Rose Arts Projects For Individuals and Groups $48,964
recipient (Literature) James Ley Arts Projects For Individuals and Groups $50,000
recipient (Literature) Jordie Albiston Arts Projects For Individuals and Groups $45,600
recipient (Literature) Krissy Kneen Arts Projects For Individuals and Groups $40,000
recipient (Literature) Lech Blaine Arts Projects For Individuals and Groups $41,600
recipient (Literature) Linda Neil Arts Projects for individuals and groups: $15,000.
recipient (Literature Arts Projects For Individuals and Groups) Mark Brandi Arts Projects For Individuals and Groups $45,072
recipient (Literature) Michael Brennan

Arts Projects For Individuals and Groups $39,097

recipient (Literature) Michael Mohammed Ahmad Arts Projects For Individuals and Groups $49,920
recipient (Literature) Miro Bilbrough Arts Projects For Individuals and Groups $17,697
recipient (Literature) Sarah Holland-Batt Arts Projects For Individuals and Groups $50,000
recipient (Literature) Simon West Arts Projects For Individuals and Groups $20,160
recipient (Literature) Australian Publishers Association Arts Projects for Organisations $81,180
recipient (Literature) Express Media Arts Projects for Organisations $70,000
recipient (Literature) Melbourne University Publishing Arts Projects for Organisations $58,538
recipient (Literature) South Australian Writers' Centre Arts Projects for Organisations $82,000
recipient (Literature) New South Wales Writers' Centre Arts Projects for Organisations $47,370
recipient (Literature) Jane Novak Career Development Grants for Individuals and Groups $7,620
recipient (Literature) Maria Tumarkin Career Development Grants for Individuals and Groups $9,212
recipient (Literature) Steven Herrick Career Development Grants for Individuals and Groups $6,395
recipient (Literature) Suneeta Peres da Costa Career Development Grants for Individuals and Groups $7,859
recipient (Theatre) Aaron Orzech Arts Projects For Individuals and Groups $35,999
recipient (Theatre) Chris Kohn Arts Projects For Individuals and Groups $50,000
recipient (Theatre) Daisy Brown Arts Projects For Individuals and Groups $25,655
recipient (Theatre) Jane Harrison Arts Projects For Individuals and Groups $24,957
recipient (Theatre) Melissa Reeves Arts Projects For Individuals and Groups $31,977
recipient (Theatre) Michele Lee Arts Projects For Individuals and Groups $44,132
recipient (Theatre) Sofya Gollan Arts Projects For Individuals and Groups $33,219
recipient (Theatre) Legs on the Wall Arts Projects for Organisations $99,991
recipient (Theatre) Monkey Baa Theatre for Young People Theatre Arts Projects for Organisations $37,067
recipient (Theatre) The Last Great Hunt Arts Projects for Organisations $99,999
recipient (Theatre) WA Youth Theatre Company Arts Projects for Organisations $31,140
recipient (Theatre) Zoey Dawson Career Development Grants for Individuals and Groups $17,911
recipient (Emerging and Experimental Arts) S. J. Norman Australia Council Fellowships $80,000
recipient (Literature) Michelle De Kretser Australia Council Fellowships $80,000
recipient (Theatre) Sue Giles Australia Council Fellowships $80,000
recipient (Government Programs) HIT Productions Playing Australia $190,549
recipient (Government Programs) Soft Tread Enterprises Playing Australia $123,754
recipient (Multi-Artform) Company B Belvoir MPA Collaborative Projects $94,219
recipient (Multi-Artform) Playbox Theatre MPA Collaborative Projects $97,538
recipient (Multi-Artform) Queensland Theatre Company MPA Collaborative Projects $100,000

Year: 2018

(New Work Grant) Angela Gardner For the development of a manuscript entitled The Sorry Tale of the Mignonette, which draws on the story of Gardner's ancestor who was killed and eaten by his shipmates.
recipient (Emerging and Experimental Arts) Lisa Greenaway

Awarded $25,000

recipient (Literature) Vanessa Berry

awarded $41,835.00

recipient (Literature) Jesse Blackadder

  Arts Projects For Individuals and Groups $15,000.00

recipient (Literature) Claire G. Coleman Arts Projects For Individuals and Groups $21,500.
recipient (Literature) Robert Connolly

Arts Projects For Individuals and Groups$25,000.00

recipient (Literature) Laura Elvery $35,614
recipient (Literature) Michael Farrell $40,000
recipient (Literature) Adam Ford

$10,800.

recipient (Literature) Dan Giovannoni

$17,500

recipient (Literature) Kate Gordon

$13,000

recipient (Literature) Rebecca Harkins-Cross

$35,240

recipient (Literature) Eliza Henry-Jones

$12,653

recipient (Literature) Tara June Winch $11,000
recipient (Literature) Kate Middleton

$40,000

recipient (Literature) Suneeta Peres da Costa

$21,000

recipient (Literature) Edwina Preston

$15,000

recipient (Literature) Mirandi Riwoe $38,500
recipient (Literature) y separately published work icon The Garret The Garret : Writers on Writing; The Garret Podcast Nic Brasch , Astrid Edwards , Melbourne : Bad Producer Productions , 2016 11023474 2016 website

'Love writing? Looking to improve your writing? Or do you just love listening to writers talk about their craft? If yes, The Garret is for you. The Garret interviews the best Australian writers writing today about their writing craft. These writers represent many genres, but the common thread is their success: they are the top of their fields. The interviews explore how the best of the best draft, edit, pitch and publish their writing. Every episode is published with a complete transcript to increase educational value and access. The Garret is a labour of love on behalf of all emerging writers. The Garret is supported by grants and the time of Astrid Edwards. It does not operate for revenue or profit.'

Source: The Garret.

$16,150.

recipient (Literature) Australian Poetry

$40,000

recipient (Literature) Kill Your Darlings

$36,000

recipient (Literature) y separately published work icon Mascara Literary Review Mascara Kim Cheng Boey (editor), Martin Edmond (editor), Michelle Cahill (editor), 2007 Killcare : Mascara Poetry Inc , 2007- Z1475637 2007 periodical (26 issues) Mascara Literary Review is an online journal seeking to promote poetry of excellence and originality. We are especially interested in the work of contemporary Australasian and Indigenous poets. [...] The word 'mascara' entered the English language in 1890. It derives from Spanish, Arabic and French origins, its meaning evolving from the word mask, masquerade, to darken, to blacken. The Arabic word 'maskhara' means buffoon.' -- From the journal's 'About Us' page.

$42,580

recipient (Literature) Playlab

$22,640

recipient (Literature) Queensland Poetry Festival

$30,000

recipient (Literature) y separately published work icon Story Box Library Nicole Brownlee , Australia : 2013 7844476 2013 website children's fiction picture book

'Story Box Library features engaging online Australian stories read by some of Australia's finest storytellers. Our stories are a little bit cheeky, a little bit charming and a whole lot of fun!' (Website summary)

$47,500

recipient (Development Grants Individuals and Groups) Tristan Bancks

$10,000

recipient (Development Grants Individuals and Groups) Rebecca Giggs

$10,000

recipient (Literature: Development Grants Individuals and Groups) Shaun Prescott

$10,917.00

recipient (Literature : Development Grants Individuals and Groups) Scale Free Network

$9,019.00

recipient (Development Grants Individuals and Groups) Emma Viskic

    $5,075.00

recipient (Development Grants Individuals and Groups) Damon Young

$5,050.00

recipient (Theatre Arts Projects For Individuals and Groups $21,000.00) Bridget Balodis

With Rachel Perks : $21,000.00

recipient (Theatre Arts Projects For Individuals and Groups) Rachel Perks

With Bridget Balodis : $21,000.00

recipient (Theatre Arts Projects For Individuals and Groups $20,000.00) Maude Davey

$20,000.00

recipient (Theatre Arts Projects For Individuals and Groups) Andrea James

$49,595.00

recipient (Theatre Arts Projects For Individuals and Groups) Nat Randall

With Anna Brekon : $37,864.00

recipient (Theatre : Arts Projects For Individuals and Groups) David Williams

$22,000.00

recipient (Theatre : Arts Projects For Individuals and Groups) David Woods

$11,878.00

recipient (Theatre: Arts Projects Organisations $100,000.00) Arena Theatre Company

$100,000.00

recipient (Theatre: Arts Projects Organisations) Windmill Theatre

$53,261.00

recipient (Theatre: Arts Projects Organisations) Centre for Youth Literature

$54,980.

recipient (Theatre: Development Grants Individuals and Groups) Aaron Orzech

$12,000.00

recipient (Theatre: Development Grants Individuals and Groups) Lachlan Philpott

$22,536.00

recipient Madeleine Flynn

Multi-Artform PPCA - Australia Council Partnership $15,000.00

recipient Katerina Kokkinos-Kennedy

Multi-Artform Strategic International Market Fund $30,000.00

recipient Tasmanian Theatre Company

Theatre Arts Projects Organisations $54,185.00

recipient Ghenoa Gela

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Arts Arts Projects For Individuals and Groups $49,738.00

recipient Ben Graetz

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Arts Arts Projects For Individuals and Groups $48,535.00

recipient Nathan Maynard

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Arts Arts Projects For Individuals and Groups $14,406.00

recipient Djuki Mala

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Arts Arts Projects Organisations $84,234.00

recipient Jacob Boehme

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Arts Australia Council Fellowships $80,000.00

recipient Vincent Namatjira

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Arts Development Grants Individuals and Groups $19,320.00

recipient La Boite Theatre

Community Arts and Cultural Development Arts Projects Organisations $47,103.00

recipient Paula Abood

Community Arts and Cultural Development Australia Council Fellowships $80,000.00

recipient Alisdair Macindoe

With Alison Currie : Dance Arts Projects For Individuals and Groups $16,865.00

recipient Lara Thoms

Emerging and Experimental Arts Arts Projects For Individuals and Groups $21,749.00

recipient Next Wave Festival Inc.

Emerging and Experimental Arts Arts Projects Organisations $100,000.00

recipient Adrienne Eberhard

Literature Arts Projects For Individuals and Groups $50,000.00

recipient Lenny Bartulin

Literature Arts Projects For Individuals and Groups $46,820.00

recipient Gabrielle Carey

Literature Arts Projects For Individuals and Groups $40,000.00

recipient Stephen Carleton

Literature Arts Projects For Individuals and Groups $18,000.00

recipient Christopher Kelen Literature Arts Projects For Individuals and Groups $50,000.00
recipient John Mateer

Literature Arts Projects For Individuals and Groups $21,746.00

recipient Sweatshop

Literature Arts Projects For Individuals and Groups $46,280.00

recipient Jane Rawson

Literature Arts Projects For Individuals and Groups $34,830.00

recipient Michele Seminara

Literature Arts Projects For Individuals and Groups $12,000.00

recipient Pip Smith

Literature Arts Projects For Individuals and Groups $38,950.00

recipient David Stavanger

Literature Arts Projects For Individuals and Groups $25,000.00

recipient Carrie Tiffany

Literature Arts Projects For Individuals and Groups $46,176.00

recipient Kirsten Tranter

Literature Arts Projects For Individuals and Groups $45,000.00

recipient Alana Valentine Literature Arts Projects For Individuals and Groups $50,000.00
recipient Louris Van de Geer

Literature Arts Projects For Individuals and Groups $13,468.00

recipient Khalid Warsame

Literature Arts Projects For Individuals and Groups $25,000.00

recipient Nadia Wheatley

Literature Arts Projects For Individuals and Groups $32,000.00

recipient Australian Publishers Association

Literature Arts Projects Organisations $89,430.00

recipient Express Media

Literature Arts Projects Organisations $65,000.00

recipient National Young Writers' Festival

Literature Arts Projects Organisations $25,000.00

recipient New South Wales Writers' Centre

Literature Arts Projects Organisations $100,000.00

recipient Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology

Literature Arts Projects Organisations $15,610.00

recipient Spinifex Press

Literature Arts Projects Organisations $15,500.00

recipient Ali Cobby Eckermann

Literature Australia Council Fellowships $80,000.00

recipient Melanie Pryor

Literature Development Grants Individuals and Groups $5,319.00

recipient Campbell Whyte

Literature Development Grants Individuals and Groups $18,020.00

recipient Amiel Courtin-Wilson

Multi-Artform Arts Projects For Individuals and Groups $39,400.00

recipient Dead Puppet Society

Theatre Arts Projects For Individuals and Groups $50,000.00

recipient Chris Kohn

Theatre Arts Projects For Individuals and Groups $37,763.00

recipient Catherine Ryan Theatre Arts Projects For Individuals and Groups $16,355.00
recipient Samah Sabawi

With Lara Week Theatre Arts Projects For Individuals and Groups $17,292.00

recipient Jane E. Thompson

Theatre Arts Projects For Individuals and Groups $10,010.00

recipient Nicola Gunn

Theatre Australia Council Fellowships $80,000.00

recipient Gary Abrahams

Theatre Development Grants Individuals and Groups $5,782.00

recipient Alex Desebrock

Theatre Development Grants Individuals and Groups $17,941.00

recipient Jessica Dunn

Theatre Development Grants Individuals and Groups $5,690.00

recipient Back to Back Theatre

Multi-Artform International Arts Strategy Outcomes Fund $12,504.00

recipient Polyglot Theatre

Multi-Artform International Arts Strategy Outcomes Fund $30,000.00

recipient Terrapin Puppet Theatre

Multi-Artform International Arts Strategy Outcomes Fund $28,058.00

recipient Bangarra Dance Theatre

Multi-Artform Playing Australia $360,837.00

recipient HIT Productions

Multi-Artform Playing Australia $449,776.00

recipient Monkey Baa Theatre for Young People

Multi-Artform Playing Australia $102,353.00

recipient Archer Magazine

Literature Arts Projects For Individuals and Groups $43,559.00

Year: 2017

recipient y separately published work icon Books + Publishing Books Publishing 2013 Victoria : Thorpe-Bowker , 2013- 5978373 2013 periodical (26 issues)

'Books+Publishing is Australia’s number-one source of news about the book industry, keeping subscribers up to date with the latest book industry news, events, features, interviews, opinion, personnel changes, job advertisements and classifieds. Books+Publishing is also the only source of pre-publication reviews of Australian books.' (Publication summary)

VIPs 2015-2016 Project Fund - $9,790.00
recipient Giramondo Publishing VIPs 2015-2016 Project Fund $7,000.00
recipient Zaloz̆ba Mis̆ VIPs 2015-2016 Project Fund $10,000.00
recipient Back to Back Theatre

Multi-Artform $3,000

recipient Moira Finucane

Multi-Artform $3,500.00

recipient Company B Belvoir

Multi-Artform $250,000.00

recipient Nicola Gunn

Multi-Artform Dance Massive Project Fund $24,974.00

recipient Company B Belvoir

Multi-Artform Collaborative Arts Projects - Organisations $90,342.00

recipient Black Swan Theatre Company Multi-Artform Collaborative Arts Projects - Organisations $100,000.00
recipient Playbox Theatre

Multi-Artform Collaborative Arts Projects - Organisations $94,000.00

recipient Queensland Theatre Company

Multi-Artform Collaborative Arts Projects - Organisations $100,000.00

recipient Briony Barr

Emerging and Experimental Arts Development Grants Individuals and Groups $8,990.00

recipient (Literature) Arnold Zable
recipient (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Arts) Hetti Perkins
recipient (Community Arts and Cultural Development) Simon Spain
recipient (Emerging and Experimental) Willoh S. Weiland
recipient (Music) Andree Greenwell

Works About this Award

The Desertification of Australian Culture Alison Croggon , 2019 single work essay
— Appears in: The Monthly , October no. 160 2019; (p. 32-39)
Alison Croggon on how the diminishing government support for the arts is taking its toll.
Moorhouse Sees Dark Humour in Lifetime Award Susan Wyndham , 2013 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 4 November 2013; (p. 6)
Writers' Grant Goes to Digital Storyteller Bridget Cormack , 2013 single work column
— Appears in: The Australian , 3 June 2013; (p. 13)
New Grants for Writers and Funding Revamp for Publishers 2011 single work column
— Appears in: Australian Author , September vol. 43 no. 3 2011; (p. 5)
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