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Australian Indigenous Coffee (AIC) Creative Grants

AIC Creative Grants Applications Now Open!

2 x $10,000 Creative Grants on offer for First Nations storytellers, writers, illustrators and artists.

Magabala Books are proud to partner with Australian Indigenous Coffee (AIC) to launch the inaugural AIC Creative Grants. These grants, worth $10,000 each, are intended to provide valuable time for storytellers, writers, illustrators and artists to work on a current manuscript or illustration portfolio.

The grant is open to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander storytellers and writers working in any genre, this could include junior, young adult and adult  fiction, non-fiction, poetry, memoir, children’s picture book and graphic novels. The grant is also open to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists and illustrators working in any medium.

Eligibility for Entry

To be considered for the grant, you must:

Applicants will be asked to provide:
  • An entry form.
  • Confirmation of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander identity
  • No more than 500 words explaining how this grant of money would benefit you.

If you are applying as a storyteller or writer please also submit:

If you are applying as an illustrator or artist please also submit:

Please submit all of the above via email to

Closing date midnight, AWST, Monday 31 October 2022


Please contact Kate Rendell or Lauren Newton:
or call Magabala Books on 08 9192 1991 with any queries or to discuss your application.