James McCauley Creative Fellowship

The two week residency is now open to creative artists for 2023.

The James McCauley Creative Fellowship is one of Tasmania’s most prestigious fellowships.

Based in the University of Tasmania’s southern campus of the College of Arts, Law and Education the residency is a two week duration.

Established in 1977 it is now open for creative Australians, including visuals artists, musicians, performers and writers with graduates of the University of Tasmania and alumni encouraged to apply.

The Fellowship recipient will receive:

A masterclass to students

A public lecture to be held at The Hedberg, Tasmania’s premier performing arts precinct

$10,000 stipend to cover travel, accommodation and living expenses whilst in Tasmania

Details about other funding opportunities are available on the Funding details content below

The College of Arts, Law and Education at the University of Tasmania invites applications for the 2022 James McAuley Creative Fellowship. The fourth Professor of English at the University and the first born in Australia, McAuley was appointed to the Chair of English in 1961 and remained Head of English until his death in October 1976.

In his poem “In the Huon Valley,” McAuley declares, “Life is full of returns;/It isn't true that one never/Profits, never learns.” Launched in 1977, the James McAuley Memorial Fund was created with funding from private, public, and corporate donors to honour and perpetuate the memory of McAuley’s contributions to scholarship and teaching in the arts, and to the wider life of the University. The Fund has been inactive since the 1990s. The James McAuley Creative Fellowship marks the return and redesign of the fund to bring established writers and artists to the University to deepen engagement with the arts for and from the University of Tasmania.

The annual theme of the James McAuley Creative Fellowship will be announced each year with the call for applications. Fittingly, the focus of the 2022 Fellowship is on poetry [or creative writing], with applications invited from established Australian poets [or writers in any genre].

Apply Now

Online applications are invited for the 2022 residencies. Applicants will be advised during July 2022 as to outcomes of the selection process.

Schedule of Dates

May 20

Applications are open

June 15 – June 30

Selection Committee review

June 20 – June 25

Nomination of potential residents and Stipend awardee

July – December 2023

Negotiate residency dates

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Reference and Support Material Submission

In addition to an online application, the following will need to be submitted by EMAIL:

  • Confidential reports from each referee.
  • Support material, if you have indicated on the online application that you will do so.