The State Library of Victoria offers several Creative Fellowships annually to artists and scholars who propose thoughtful and innovative ways to use the Library’s collection. Applicants may be individuals or be working in collaborative partnerships. They may include artists practising in any art form (such as visual arts, new media, dance, musical performance or composition), and historians, writers and scholars in any discipline or subject. Creative Fellowships are for periods of three, six and 12 months, with grants ranging from $12,500 for three months to $50,000 for 12 months. Research projects can be in any area of the Library’s collections and are open to all Australian residents.
The Redmond Barry Fellowship
Jointly sponsored by the University of Melbourne and the State Library of Victoria, this fellowship is named in honour of Sir Redmond Barry (1813–80), a founder of both these institutions. The 2013 fellowship, worth up to $20,000 and including a residency of three to six months, is awarded to scholars and writers to facilitate research and the production of works of literature that use the collections of the Library and the University of Melbourne. The fellowship is open to Australian and overseas scholars and writers.
The La Trobe Society Fellowship
The La Trobe Society Fellowship is awarded for historical research in the period of Charles Joseph La Trobe’s tenure as Superintendent of the Port Phillip District and later Lieutenant Governor of the Colony of Victoria (1839–53). The fellowship is for a period of three months with a grant of $12,500.
The fellowships are funded by the State Library of Victoria Foundation with the exception of the Redmond Barry Fellowship, which is funded by the University of Melbourne.
Applications for the Dome Centenary Fellowships, Creative Fellowships, and the La Trobe Society Fellowship close on Friday 22 March 2013.
Applications for the Redmond Barry Fellowship close on Friday 26 April 2013.
Applicants are encouraged to attend a general information evening to discuss proposals before they are submitted. This will be held at 6pm on Monday 11 February in the State Library’s Village Roadshow Theatrette, Entry 3, La Trobe Street, Melbourne.
Application form and further information about the Dome Centenary Fellowships available at:
Application forms and further information about the State Library of Victoria Creative Fellowships available at:
Application form and further information about the Redmond Barry Fellowship available at:
Application form and further information about the La Trobe Society Fellowship available at:
A full list of previous Creative Fellows is available at:
Further information about the Dome Centenary available at: