Miegunyah Writer’s Fellowship 2020 for Writers in Australia (up to $20,000)

Miegunyah Writer’s Fellowship 2020 for Writers in Australia (up to $20,000)

Deadline: December 6, 2019

Applications for the Miegunyah Writer’s Fellowship 2020 are now open. The Miegunyah Writer’s Fellowship is part of a large-scale multidisciplinary exhibition set to open at the Ian Potter Museum of Art in 2022.

The Miegunyah Writers Fellowship will give one writer resources and time to undertake research and begin work upon a written project focused on the theme of ‘eucalypt’. The Fellowship is for a maximum of 6-8 consecutive weeks and must take place between July and September 2020.


  • The successful applicant will be awarded $20,000.
  • Return travel costs to Melbourne and studio accommodation/workspace at the University of Melbourne’s Norma Redpath studio in Parkville, supported by the Centre of Visual Art (CoVA) at the University of Melbourne, will be provided if the successful candidate is from interstate.
  • On-campus office space will be available if the writer is Melbourne-based.
  • University of Melbourne library membership will be provided for the duration of the residency.
  • The finished work will be due in July 2021 for publication in 2022.
  • Aspects of the finished work will be published in a catalogue accompanying the Eucalypt exhibition in 2022. The Ian Potter Museum of Art reserves the right to decline this publishing opportunity on the basis of quality/unsuitability.


  • The Fellowship is available to writers resident in Australia.
  • Proposals must be for work that reflects the theme of eucalypt.
  • Proposals must be from published writers.
  • Proposals can be for a range of creative written forms, including short fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, dramatic script.


Applications must include:

  • The completed application form
  • An outline of your research interests, how they reflect the Fellowship theme of ‘eucalypt’, how your proposed project is of relevance to your writing practice more broadly
  • A sample of your writing (Maximum 5 x A4 pages)

The completed form must be returned to: Sarah Epskamp, Executive Assistant, Ian Potter Museum of Art: [email protected]

For more information, visit Miegunyah Writer’s Fellowship.