Power Publications is pleased to announce that it will award a 2019 dissertation prize for the best PhD, DPhil or Master by Research written on Indigenous art. Supported by the Copyright Agency Cultural Fund, this prize supports new research and writing on Indigenous art within a scholarly context.

The prize is not restricted to authors of Indigenous heritage. Academic supervisors will be invited to nominate candidates, and a jury led by Associate Professor Donna Leslie, of Griffith University will select an awardee in consultation with Professor Mark Ledbury, Director of the Power Institute. The prize will be financial ($2,000) and the winning author will be invited to present their research at the University of Sydney. See further information about previous prize recipients here

Individuals can apply, or, can be nominated by a friend or colleague.

Application requirements:

  • The 2019 round of the award is currently open and applications can be made via Submittable
  • Applicants for the 2019 award must have completed and defended their dissertation in the calendar year 2018
  • Applications are due on 31 January 2019 by 11:59pm


For any enquires, please contact:
Marni Williams, Publications Officer
T +61 2 9351 7324


The Power Publications Award for Indigenous Art Writing and the Power Publications Dissertation Prize for Indigenous Art Research have been generously supported by the Copyright Agency Cultural Fund.


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