Australia Council for the Arts: grants for editors?>
The event: Ever wondered what goes on inside the federal funding agency for the arts? How are literature projects and organisations funded and who decides the priorities?
Wenona Byrne, the Director for Literature at the Australia Council for the Arts, will offer her insights into the grants program, as well as an opportunity to answer questions relevant to editors including:
• Are editors eligible to apply for grants?
• Can editors be a peer assessor?
• What are some of the ways editors can work appropriately with culturally diverse authors and groups including First Nations authors?
She will take questions on the night, thinking about what are the most important issues for editors and what support editors might need to assist their professional development.
The presenter: Wenona Byrne worked in publishing for 11 years, 9 years as Rights Manager with independent publisher Allen & Unwin. While at A&U Wenona worked closely with Australian authors, pitching titles to international publishers in North America, UK, Europe and Asia.
In her current role as Director of Literature, Wenona works to advocate for the broader literary sector, ensuring available funds are directed to key programs that benefit writers, publishers and literary organisations.