Arts & Creative

Create Grants

Funder:  The Copyright Agency

Grant Background: The Copyright Agency’s Create Grants offer opportunities for mid-career and established creative writers and visual artists to create and develop new work. The grants provide a living allowance to a writer or a visual artist to write or create a new work for publication or exhibition.

Create Grants do not support academics with scholarly or academic works.

Projects should span up to twelve months.

Applications are assessed by a panel of independent peers from the writing, publishing and visual arts sectors.

$ Available: Up to $20 000.


  • Authors must have previously published at least two full-length books of their own creative writing (including professionally presented plays) in the following literary genres: fiction, literary non-fiction, children’s and young adult literature, picture book illustration, poetry, graphic novels, and writing for performance.
  • Visual artists must have a minimum of five years’ professional experience with a minimum of five solo exhibitions in public or commercial galleries.
  • Applicants must be Australian citizens or permanent residents.
  • Applicants must have acquitted any overdue Cultural Fund grants to be eligible for further funding.

 Key Dates: Closes 14 September 2020


Happy to chat if you need a hand with your application and please share this grant opportunity with anyone who may be interested. Good luck, Melanie

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