Suspended Moment: The Katthy Cavaliere Fellowship is a unique suite of fellowships that will support female-identifying Australian artists working at the nexus of performance and installation. Named after the Italian born Australian artist Katthy Cavaliere (1972-2012), the fellowship is made possible with funds from the Estate of Katthy Cavaliere in partnership with Carriageworks, the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (ACCA) and the Museum of Old and New Art (Mona) to present these ambitious new commissions.

Suspended Moment: The Katthy Cavaliere Fellowship comprises three grants of $100,000 awarded to three female artists or collectives for the purpose of realising an ambitious new work. The three artists will be chosen by a selection panel, comprised of the presenting institutions’ leadership and curatorial teams. In 2020 Suspended Moment will be a cross-institutional presentation with each partnering institution presenting one of the three commissions.

How to apply

Applicants who meet the selection criteria are invited to submit a one-page proposal outlining a dream project, which includes the form the work is likely to take, an explanation of the subject, themes and ideas, as well as details of artistic and technical collaborators.

In summary, the application should include:

  • one-page proposal outlining the project as described above
  • draft schedule for completion of a work within a twelve month timeframe
  • one-page budget
  • one-page curriculum vitae outlining exhibitions history and examples of previous work
  • maximum of 10 images/links

Application deadline

  • Applications have closed
  • Applications should be submitted digitally and addressed to:
  • The successful applicants will be announced in February 2019.
  • The commissioned work must be ready to launch in time for the designated exhibition in 2020 (dates at each presenting venue to be confirmed).

Selection criteria

Suspended Moment: The Katthy Cavaliere Fellowship supports:

  • Australian citizen/resident
  • Female identifying artist
  • Working across visual media including performance and installation
  • Any stage of practice is eligible from early career to established

Application requirements

The application should include the following information:

First Name:
Last Name:
Postal Address:

Project Title:

Brief Project Description:
(Max: 200 words, additional to the one-page project proposal)

List of Support Material:
Title, Media, Year
(Max: 10 clearly labelled images or links)

More information

Enquiries have now closed.


Read the media coverage at Sydney Morning Herald, Australian Financial Review and Art Almanac.