Applications for the 2013 Natalie Miller Fellowship grant of $10,000 opened on Monday, July 1, 2013.
The grant provides financial assistance to women working in the screen industries, to pursue professional development in their fields through attachments, internships, secondments, travel and other means.
The NMFellowship is open to Australian women working in the screen industry who have demonstrated initiative, entrepreneurship, excellence and the potential to inspire and provide leadership. While the grant is not available for production investment, the Fellowship encourages applications from producers, distributors, exhibitors, businesswomen, entrepreneurs and others.
Each applicant is required to submit a proposal outlining how the grant would assist them to reach their full potential, and in doing so deliver significant benefits to the applicant and the wider Australian screen community.
Claudia Karvan, official patron for the Natalie Miller Foundation, said: “Women in the screen industry have an incredible opportunity to accelerate their professional skills and knowledge development, which in turn, contributes to the enrichment of the Australian screen community.”
In 2012, Rachel Okine became the inaugural winner of the NMFellowship with a proposal that included participation in The Women’s Leadership Forum, an intensive leadership course at the Harvard Business School. Upon completion of the Harvard Course, Ms Okine said “And so ends the most intense, intimidating…rewarding and inspiring professional experience of my life. I’ve met the most incredible 64 women from every continent and every industry you can think of… Thank you Natalie Miller Fellowship! Aussie film femmes, I urge you to apply!”
All applications for the NMFellowship must be received by 5pm on Monday, 16 September and the recipient will be announced in November, 2013.