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 provide 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