For some reason these three grants for Australian writers are all due on 3 September 2012.
Each year the Asialink Arts Residency Program sends approximately 30 Australian writers, performers, artists and arts managers to undertake residencies in Asia. The grant of up to $12,000 for three months goes towards travel, living and project expenses, and affords recipients the opportunity for in-depth research, stimulating cultural exchanges, international collaboration and uninterrupted time for creativity. This round of applications is for arts residencies undertaken between 1 January and 31 December 2013. Click here for more info.
See also this recent ArtsHub special edition on the Asialink residencies. Applications close 3 September 2012.
The Ian Potter Cultural Trust
The Trust offers grants of up to $7,000 to assist early career artists to undertake professional development usually overseas. The Trust funds nationally and across the spectrum of the Arts from visual arts to performing arts and music to literature, spanning traditional art forms right through to experimental mediums.
Also closing 3 September. For more information on the Trust, visit the website.
Entries for the 2012 John Marsden Prize for Young Australian Writers, the country’s foremost literary competition for young writers, are now open. Young writers under the age of 25 are urged to enter the competition to share in $5,500 in prize money and have the opportunity to be published online and in the December issue of Voiceworks, Express Media’s literary quarterly. The prize is judged by Express Media and celebrated author John Marsden, author of the Tomorrow When the War Began series. Also due 3 September. For further details click here.
If you have any questions about writing grant applications, feel free to ask me in the comments below. I’ve done quite a lot of it with the usual mixed bag of results for myself and for clients. I plan to address some of the challenges of grant writing in future posts but to know your specific questions would be helpful to shape those posts.