Apply for the 2019 JCAF Fellowship

PLEASE NOTE: Applications for the inaugural Jesse Cox Audio Fellowship 2019 have now closed.

The applications are currently being assessed, and we will be making an announcement about our successful recipient in late October.


The successful Fellow will receive a $20,000 cash grant to further their practice and create an innovative piece of content. The Fellow will receive mentoring and guidance from Audible’s marketing and content teams. They will also gain production training, creative development mentoring, editorial support and access to specialised equipment and services at the ABC. Sonar Sound will provide Studio time and facilities. Audiocraft, Third Coast International Audio Festival and Hearsay International Audio Arts Festival will provide admissions to their festivals. Audio content developed through the Fellowship will be eligible for distribution by Audible.com.au and on ABC platforms.

The Fellowship takes place over the course of one year. Commencing from October 2019, the Fellow will undertake their self-devised development program and deliver their content by September 2020.

Examples of the activities we fund

In addition to supporting a content outcome, we also support:

  • mentorships or internships with recognised professionals or organisations

  • international and/or national travel for research and development

  • experimentation and skill development

  • residencies

  • an outstanding opportunity of significance to the applicant’s practice

Selection criteria

Applicants will be assessed on the proposed impact that the fellowship period will deliver to the individual and the Australian storytelling landscape.

  • the strength of your creative practice

  • the impact the proposed activity will have on your career

  • how the proposed activity shows bravery, risk and innovation

  • how the proposed activity gives visibility to new or underrepresented stories

  • how the proposed activity contributes to diverse artistic practice.

Before applying

Please take the time to get across the Fellowship FAQs and make sure that you have read the criteria and terms and conditions for this award.

Please note: you cannot save your incomplete application and come back to it later, but you can come back after completing the form and edit your responses right up until the time applications close.

To help you plan and prepare your application, you can refer to this PDF of the application form.