Latest recipients of RISE and Australia Council funding

The federal government announced the sixth batch of beneficiaries of the Restart Investment to Sustain and Expand (RISE) fund at the end of December 2021.

Among those sharing more than $ 19.5 million in funding is the Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA), which is receiving $ 118,225 to launch its Sun: Illuminating Children’s Literature – Shadow Judging project, which will enable groups to young people across Australia to judge the 2022 CBCA Book of the Year Shortlist alongside the jury.

“These groups will engage in a critical conversation and respond creatively,” CBCA said of the project, which runs April through August. “Each of the funded groups will receive a visit from a creative so they can share ideas on how they weave literary techniques into great storytelling. In August, at the end of CBCA Book Week, we will be presenting a Shadowers ‘Choice Award.’

The Blak & Bright First Nations Literary Festival is receiving $ 100,000 for its 2022 festival which will feature First Nations writers, storytellers and artists for four days in March.

The Newcastle Writers Festival receives $ 200,000 for its 2022 festival, returning after three years to a live festival, with an expanded youth program from the Hunter region, while the South Coast Writers Center receives $ 69,472 for the mentorship program , South Coast Publishing and Writers Festival, which includes an integrated, multi-faceted emerging writers program, anthology publication and annual writers festival.

Writers, festivals, among recipients of Australian Council funding

The Australian Council announced $ 8.49 million in funding for 173 projects in its most recent funding round.

Literary organizations that will receive funding for projects are Australian Book Review ($ 100,000), By the road ($ 63,000), Writers SA ($ 90,850), FORM ($ 35,200), Story Factory ($ 39,984) and Playlab Theater ($ 34,750), while publisher Thames & Hudson receives $ 20,326.

The Sydney Writers Festival receives $ 98,497 and the Adelaide Festival $ 40,000, while the Byron Writers Festival receives $ 48,600 and the National Young Writers’ Festival $ 94,670. The Blak & Bright Literary Festival led by First Nations and directed by Jane Harrison receives $ 45,662.

Individual recipients of the latest round of funding include: Sara Ayoub, Timmah Ball, Mary Anne Butler, Eileen Chong, Julie Cotter, Anwen Crawford, Richie Cyngler, Rebecca Griggs, Lamisse Hamouda, Jamie Lau, Cass Lynch, Mohammed Massoud Morsi, Christine ‘Kix’ Mwaturura, Jared Thomas, Andrew Weldon, Campbell Whyte and Fiona Wright.

The Australian Council also announced the recipients of its scholarships. The Literature Scholarship, valued at $ 80,000, was awarded to Ouyang Yu. The scholarship will give Yu, who has published 138 books in English and Chinese during his career, the opportunity to work on time. full over the next two years on a new documentary novel.

To see the Australian Council website for more information.

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Colin L. Johnson