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Grant McLennan


Get paid to travel the
world and write songs

The Fellowship will consist of an award of $25,000 to a Queensland based contemporary songwriter or songwriting duo. The recipient/s will undertake a trip to either London, Berlin or New York. The Fellowship has been designed to expose the recipient/s to the full cultural life of one of these cities as a source of inspiration and creativity.

The Grant McLennan Fellowship is delivered through a partnership with Arts Queensland, APRA AMCOS (The Australasian Performing Right Association - Australasian Mechanical Copyright-Owners Society) and QMusic.

Founded in 2007 in honour of the late Queensland singer-songwriter and co-frontman of The Go-Betweens, Grant McLennan, the Fellowship is an incredible chance for local songwriters to take their careers to a whole new level.

All sections of the online application will need to be completed, addressing all selection criteria and attaching all requested support material. Incomplete applications will not be eligible for assessment. Applicants must only submit one application in each round.

Applicants must:

  • Reside in Queensland and be an Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • Be 21 years of age or older
  • Be a member of APRA AMCOS
  • Have satisfied the reporting requirements of any previous Arts Queensland grants
  • Have an ABN
  • Only submit one application in each round (e.g. songwriting duos may not also submit individual applications).

2018 Applications will now close at midnight Monday 24 September.

Fill out the form below to apply.

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Applications for the 2018 Grant McLennan Fellowship are open now and will close midnight Monday 24 September. Fill out the form below to apply!

Before you complete the application form it is essential that you read the Guidelines.

Start early, plan ahead and allow plenty of time to complete your application.

Note: You will be able to save your application as a draft - just scroll to the bottom of the form to SAVE AS DRAFT. However, once you have submitted your application you will not be able to go back to it to make any changes.

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