TRAVEL BURSARIES: Craftivism (sam.) & Climate Century (Vitalstatistix)


This callout is for two separate Travel Bursary opportunities for NSW-based writers during November 2018 supported by Create NSW. You may apply to one or both. If applying for both, please provide separate statements addressing each opportunity.

The successful Travel Bursary recipients will attend either “Climate Century” or “Craftivism”, and provide a response to be published on Runway’s Conversations platform, by the deadline stipulated below.


Climate Century ~ 8-25 November, 2018 (suggested dates 15-18 November)

“Climate Century” is a major public program, showcasing the culmination of a 5-year development process produced by Vitalstatistix, South Australia. It features eight new works by Australian artists who are at the centre of explorations into climate change. Complimentary tickets will be provided for attendance at selected ticketed events. Response submission deadline: Tuesday 27 November, 2018


Craftivism. Dissident Objects, Subversive Forms. ~ 24 November 2018 – 17 February 2019

“Craftivism. Dissident Objects and Subversive Forms.” presents the work of 18 contemporary Australian artists who utilise craft based materialities with a political intent. Curated by Shepparton Art Museum’s Anna Briers, and Rebecca Coates, the exhibition will tour to six venues across 2019-2020. Response submission deadline Friday 14 December, 2018!/488/event/craftivism


The Travel Bursary includes:

– $1200 to assist with travel and accommodation

– $200 writer’s fee for a response to be published on Runway Conversations

– Mentoring with editors of Runway Conversations


To apply, please submit the following as a single PDF document:

– Cover page including your full name, address & phone number.

– A CV

– A sample of your previous work (max 500 words/ 1 link/ 5 images in single document)

– A statement up to 300 words outlining which travel bursary your are applying for, why you are interested in the opportunity and an indication of your proposed mode of response (review, interview, illustrated, video etc…). If applying to both opportunities, please address each separately.


EDIT: Submissions to be received via email –




!!!! This Travel Bursary is for writers living in New South Wales only, and has been generously supported by Create NSW !!!!




Image: Paul Yore, What a Horrid Fucking Mess, 2016, textile wall hanging; mixed media, 210 x 342 cm (irreg.), purchased with Ararat Rural City Council acquisition allocation, 2016. Collection of Ararat Gallery TAMA.

2 thoughts on “TRAVEL BURSARIES: Craftivism (sam.) & Climate Century (Vitalstatistix)

  1. Hi
    I have been trying to apply for this bursary since friday but the form is disabled? Can you confirm if the application is still open.
    Thank you

    1. Hi Gabiann,
      Apologies for the error in submissions, we have run into trouble with the JotForm application. Submissions are now to be received by email to, and the deadline has been extended to midnight Monday 29 October to give you some extra time.

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