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Grant and Application Writing

There’s a range of arts grants, scholarships and fellowships available to writers in Australia at all levels of their career. Join local author Karen Wyld for a practical workshop on locating opportunities and writing applications.

As a mid-career author, Karen knows how important it is to submit strong applications. This workshop will look at some funding opportunities available for writers and how to apply, covering: grant terminology, eligibility and criteria, main steps to writing an application, developing project budgets, and tips for what panels might consider when assessing applications. Applying for scholarships, fellowships and travel funds for writers will also be discussed.

Participants will learn:

  • Of funding programs that support writers while they develop new work or build skills
  • How to decode grant criteria and terminology
  • Basics of applying for grants and other opportunities
  • Explaining project budgets and supporting material
  • What panels are generally looking for when assessing your application
  • How to cope with rejection, and trying again.


About Karen Wyld

Karen Wyld is an author living on the south coast of Adelaide. Karen has published two novels, a children’s book, short stories, narrative nonfiction, opinion pieces, and more. Karen was awarded the 2022 Adelaide Festival Awards for Literature’s Tangkanungku Pintyanthi Fellowship, SA Writers’ 2021 First Nations Varuna Fellowship, and FNAWN/Hardcopy 2018 Scholarship. With experience working in the not-for-profit sector, government, and consultancy, Karen has written numerous successful grant and tender applications. More recently, Karen has been a peer on the Australia Council for the Arts, Carclew Arts, Arts SA, and Copyright Agency grants panels.


Venue: Hetzel Lecture Theatre, State Library, North Terrace, Adelaide SA

Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islanders - free
Members $20 / Non-members $140 


—Not yet a Writers SA member? Join here for as little as $60!

—Writers SA members must be logged in to receive the member discount. If you would like to use a workshop credit to book in, please contact [email protected] at least five working days before the workshop commencement date. Our staff don’t work full time and we don’t want you to miss out!

—Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander writers can access free Writers SA memberships and more by emailing [email protected] to receive a redeemable code

  • Starts: May 28th, 2023 12:30 PM
  • Finishes: May 28th, 2023 4:30 PM

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Grant and Application Writing

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