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].
Applicants are to apply via xx@XXXXXXXX and are to submit a covering letter outlining:
i) How you would contribute through the McCauley Fellowship to University students in XXX (writing, art) and to the wider creative community in Tasmania
ii) Topic for the public lecture/event (up to 100 words)
iii) The importance of the Fellowship at this stage of your career
Eligible applications will be assessed using the following criteria:
- The creative and innovative excellence of your project and its outcomes
- The relevance of the project to your professional development
- Your project’s potential to invigorate Tasmanian arts locally, nationally or internationally
- The level of support from your nominated referees
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
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
Contact and enquiries to xx@xxxxxxxx
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.