NSW First Nations Creative Fellowship with the State Library of NSW

Arts and Cultural Funding Program 2021/22

Image: State Library of NSW. Photo by Bruce York.

State Library of NSW. Photo by Bruce York.

Applications for the NSW First Nations Creative Fellowship are closed.

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Accessibility

If you are an applicant with disability or who is d/Deaf, and you require this information in a format which is accessible to you, or if you require this information in another language, you can contact us on (02) 8289 6520 between 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday.

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Overview

The NSW First Nations Creative Fellowship is a fellowship program delivered in partnership with the State Library of NSW and provides an opportunity for a NSW First Nations artist, knowledge holder or creative practitioner to undertake creative research that will work towards a presentation outcome at the State Library of NSW.

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 NSW First Nations 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 July 2022.

The Fellowship is only open to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who live and work in NSW, 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.

When can I apply for funding? 

Applications open: Monday 14 February 2022.

Applications close: Thursday 31 March 2022 at 5:00pm AEDT.

Guidelines

The information on this page is a guide only. We recommend reading the full guidelines before completing your application.

Go to the 2021/22 NSW First Nations Creative Fellowship with the State Library of NSW Guidelines (accessible PDF).

Apply now

To apply for funding you will need to complete and submit the relevant application form through our secure online grants system, Smartygrants.

What support is available to me? 

We have a range of resources to assist you with your funding application. After reviewing these, you may contact a staff member if you need advice regarding these guidelines between 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday.

Image: State Library of NSW. Photo by Bruce York.
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