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About the Fellowship

Applications for 2021 now closed.

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Applications for the NSW Aboriginal Creative Fellowship should be made by via CreateNSW.

NSW Aboriginal Creative Fellowship is a fellowship program in partnership with Create NSW, the State Library of NSW. It will provide an opportunity for an Aboriginal artist, knowledge holder or creative practitioner to undertake creative research that will work towards a presentation outcome at the Library.

The successful applicant will be awarded $30,000 to conduct research and engage with the State Library collections, delving into subjects and materials from the Library’s Indigenous Collections. They will deliver a creative research project that engages the collection with a public outcome and must be completed in a 12 month period from April 2021.

The Fellowship is only open to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who live and work in New South Wales, with the aim of supporting an artist at any stage of their career – emerging, mid-career and established – who has shown dedication and a high level of commitment to their practice.

The Library’s Indigenous Collection Strategy guides the current collecting of material related to Indigenous peoples, particularly in NSW.

See a list of the State Library of NSW’s Collections.

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