The Kat Muscat Fellowship

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Express Media is honoured to announce the inaugural Kat Muscat Fellowship to support and develop female-identifying young writers and editors from around Australia.

The annual Kat Muscat Fellowship offers professional development up to the value of $3,000 for an editorial project or work of writing by a young person. The Fellowship aims to continue Kat’s legacy and further develop the future of defiant and empathic young Australian women.

Kat Muscat was a brilliant young mind of the Australian writing community, whose formidable talent was demonstrated through her incisive writing and perceptive editing. Kat was an integral part of Express Media for many years, before becoming Editor of Voiceworks from 2012 to 2014. Throughout her 10 years with Express Media, Kat helped to shape the career of young writers and editors from all around Australia.

Kat’s writing embodied her personal mantra of feminism, empathy and defiance, and the recipient of the Fellowship will take up her notion of challenge: exploring bold subjects, thinking deeply and critically about the world and the culture we consume, and reflecting and building on the craft of writing or editing.

The Kat Muscat Fellowship offers professional development up to the value of $3,000 for an editorial project or work of writing by a young person. The work must respond to the above values and provocation, continuing Kat’s legacy and further developing the future of defiant and empathic young Australian women.

 

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible, applicants must:

  • Be female identifying: including trans women, genderqueer women, and non-binary people
  • Be aged 16 to 30 at the commencement of the fellowship
  • Be an Australian citizen or permanent resident of Australia

 

 What Can I Apply For?

The Kat Muscat Fellowship offers professional development up to the value of $3,000 in 2016. These funds may be used towards professional development opportunities, including, but not limited to: mentoring, residencies, interstate travel, or project fees.

The final budget will be developed in consultation with, and managed by, Express Media.

The Custodial Committee of The Kat Muscat Legacy Projects, which includes members of Express Media’s board and staff, the Muscat family and appointed community members, will select successful applications.

How To Apply

Please ensure you download and read the full Application Guidelines for detailed information on eligibility, selection criteria, information required, terms and conditions and how to apply.

Your application must include:

  • A completed application form (download)
  • A CV outlining your previous experience as a writer
  • One or more examples of your writing (up to 3000 words) OR up to 5 links to your body of editorial work, including a snapshot of work before and after editing
  • A completed Project Proposal Form (download)

 

Applications should be sent via email as a single PDF to fellowship@expressmedia.org.au. Applications are due by 9am, Monday January 11 2016.

 

Do you have a question regarding your application?
Please contact Express Media’s Creative Producer, Fiona Dunne by email on fellowship@expressmedia.org.au or by phone 03 9094 7887.

 

If you would like to make a donation towards the Kat Muscat Fellowship and future legacy projects, please do so here or contact Express Media’s General Manager, Pippa Bainbridge by email on fellowship@expressmedia.org.au or by phone 03 9094 7886.