Supporting Australia’s most exciting audio storytellers

 

The Jesse Cox Audio Fellowship is an annual $20,000 cash fellowship, awarded to an Australian resident who seeks to create an innovative audio storytelling project. This fellowship will provide a a career-defining opportunity for a mid-tier practitioner to accelerate their career.

The fellowship has been established in honour our friend and colleague Jesse Cox. It will continue Jesse’s determination to strengthen and build the Australian audio community, to push audio storytelling in form and produce work that can be shared with a public audience, and amplify underrepresented voices.

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About Jesse

Jesse the storyteller

 

Jesse Cox (1986-2017) was a Walkley award winning radio producer with a passion for storytelling. He developed innovative programming for Sydney's FBi Radio, ABC Radio National, and was head of Original Content at Audible's APAC office.

From his magician grandparents to an unsolved murder, from the ghosts of imprisoned girls to a young gay man with a disability looking for love and sex, Jesse told award-winning stories that were revealing, funny and humane, that were both uniquely Australian and world class. Jesse sought out the unexpected, constantly pushed form and fostered new talent. In a short span of time, Jesse Cox changed the sound of Australian radio and our expectations of audio storytelling.