How and when to apply

Philip Samartzis recording sound near Davis station
Philip Samartzis recording sound near Davis station (Photo: Dave Atkins)

All applications must be submitted via an online application form. 

Expressions of interest must include:

  • a description of your proposed project
  • curriculum vitae (CV).

Expressions of interest will be assessed and shortlisted.

Shortlisted applicants will then be invited to submit a full proposal, which will need to contain the following:

  • proposed project timeline
  • examples of work (in a document no larger than 10 MB)
  • support letters (references, evidence of support from appropriate organisations e.g. publisher, art gallery, university etc.)
  • a detailed response to the selection criteria.

Selection criteria

Applications will be assessed against each criterion in accordance with the weightings.

1. Support from collaborating organisations: Your proposal must be supported by written commitments from collaborating organisations (such as publishers, galleries, exhibitors, employers, broadcasters etc.) capable of ensuring an acceptable level of exposure for the resulting work. (Mandatory)

2. Work is identifiable with, and responds to, Antarctica: The outcome of your Fellowship must be easily identifiable with Antarctica or Antarctic activities. You must show an engagement with place. (Mandatory)

3. Travel to Antarctica is essential to the project: A visit to Antarctica (or the sub-Antarctic) must be essential to achieving the outcome of your project. (Mandatory)

4. Alignment with the objectives of the Arts Fellowship: Proposals must show how they fit the objectives of the Australian Antarctic Arts Fellowship; how they support the vision of Antarctica being valued, protected, and understood; and how they will benefit the Australian Antarctic program. (40% weighting)

5. Originality, innovation and intellectual merit: How is your project different, and why is it important? How does your proposal advance knowledge and understanding? Does it explore creative and original concepts? (20% weighting)

6. Impact, including capacity to reach a significant audience: Your proposal must show it will have an impact, and show a capacity to reach a significant audience which is preferably, though not necessarily, Australian. (20% weighting)

7. Quality and feasibility of the application: The organisation, clarity, attention to detail and depth of research shown in your proposal will reveal much about your abilities and the likelihood that your project is feasible and will be completed. How appropriate, developed and sound is your approach? (20% weighting)