A playwright, a documentary filmmaker, a historian, an Iranian photographer, a novelist and graphic design duo are among the recipients of State Library Victoria’s Fellowships this year.
Now in its 12th year, the State Library’s Creative Fellowships is the largest program of its kind in Australia. Two new fellowships were offered this year, including the Russell Beedles Fellowship in theatre and performing arts and a fellowship in Ukrainian Studies supported by the Ukrainian Studies Foundation.
The 2015 fellowships recipients were recently celebrated at an event in the Library’s Red Rotunda hosted by acting CEO Justine Hyde and 2014 Creative Fellow James Saunders.
The fellowships program has now supported more than 200 creatives and scholars since it was founded in 2003, with more than $1.9 million in funding.
Every year, the State Library’s fellowships attract many high calibre applications from a diverse field of talented people – including artists, playwrights, poets, academics, historians, writers, filmmakers and designers. This year was no exception with more than 220 applications.
Specialist fellowships were also awarded in children’s literature, social history, visual arts, 19th century Victoria and to commemorate the centenary of World War I.
The fellowships are funded by State Library Victoria Foundation and other program partners, and are awarded annually on the advice of independent expert panels.
Find out more about each of our Fellows here.