Opportunities from the City of Literature Office

Opportunities from the City of Literature Office

On occasion the Office will start initiatives which call for applications.

An example of this is the Melbourne City of Literature Travel Fund. Offered twice it provided funding up to $3,000 to support writers, editors, publishers, librarians, booksellers – anyone working in the state’s vibrant literary sector – to seize exciting opportunities for their own professional development as well as the promotion of Melbourne as a City of Literature through national or international travel. Recently the Office ran the Known Bookshop Fund, and called for applications for the Small Press Network Independent Publishing Conference Subsidy Program.

The Office also coordinated the Prague City of Literature residency application. This was awarded to Liam Pieper. We also called for expressions of interest to join Australia Councils International Market Development delegation to Kolkata, Delhi and Jaipur, January 2016.

We offer our grassroots subsidy program year round. It is a small investment fund designed to support grassroots literary enterprises in Melbourne City of Literature, and enable activities that would otherwise have difficulty gaining financial assistance.

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