Australian Indigenous Creator Scholarships

2015 Scholarship recipient, Paul Seden

Photo: Paul Seden was awarded a scholarship in 2015 and was subsequently mentored by designer and illustrator Tracey Gibbs in partnership
with Magabala Books to produce the illustrations for Molly the Pirate by Lorraine Teece (2017)

2017 Scholarships

Our 2017 scholarships round is now open. Please download our Information Sheet and Application Pack for details on how to apply.

Applications close Friday, December 8th.

For more information, please email our Publisher, Rachel Bin Salleh at or phone (08) 9192 1991.

Information about the recipients of the 2016 scholarships can be found here.

Previous Scholarship Recipients

Support our Australian Indigenous Creator Scholarships

Established in 2013, Magabala's scholarships fund continues to support talented writers and illustrators to develop skills, meet professional
goals and increase creative career opportunities. Funded by generous donors, 100% of all donations received go directly to the scholarships.

We strive to support the professional development of established creators and have a commitment to nurturing young and emerging Indigenous writers and artists. With your support we will continue to offer scholarships in the future.

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