About

Patrick White Playwrights Fellowship

Launched in 2010, the Patrick White Playwrights Fellowship was established as a way of remembering the great writer Patrick White and recognising the importance of the playwright to Australian theatre culture. 

The Fellowship exists to honour an established writer for her or his body of work, rather than for a single script. It provides a writer with an opportunity to continue to progress their career and deepen their relationship with Sydney Theatre Company.

Awarded annually to a writer whose work has been produced professionally in Australia in the last four years, the prize consists of a total prize package of $25,000 which includes a year-long Fellowship, and a commission to write a new play.

Explore the list of winners of the Award and Fellowship from 2000 onwards. More info

Expressions of interest for the Fellowship are open on a rolling basis.

The successful Fellow will:

During the year of the Fellowship (May to April), the Fellow will:

The Patrick White Playwrights Fellowship is announced in May each year alongside the Patrick White Playwrights Award.

Enquiries: (02) 9250 1700 or playwrights@sydneytheatre.com.au