22 February 2017
Announcing the 2017 Kat Muscat Fellow
Express Media is thrilled to announce Melbourne writer Fury as the recipient of the 2017 Kat Muscat Fellowship.
With the support of the Fellowship, Fury will complete research and draft a play investigating the relationship between lesbians and gay men during the early AIDS crisis.
“It is with bittersweet joy that I accept the Kat Muscat Fellowship for 2017. I believe that this project is something that would have delighted her. I am honoured that the Fellowship committee thinks so, too. I am keen to do her proud,” Fury said.
On Fury’s appointment, Jessica Alice, Chair of the Kat Muscat Legacy Projects Custodial Committee, said “Fury’s project examines a devastating and complex crisis from a place of great compassion.”
“The Custodial Committee was impressed by the nuance and scope of the application, which emerged clearly in a strong field of 39 young writers and editors. We are delighted that the Kat Muscat Fellowship will support a challenging work that so completely aligns with Kat’s values of defiance, feminism and empathy.”
Fury will work closely with Express Media throughout 2017 to develop and complete the project.
The annual Kat Muscat Fellowship offers professional development up to the value of $3,000 for an editorial project or work of writing by a young female-identifying or non-binary person.
Kat’s writing embodied her personal mantra of feminism, empathy and defiance, and each year the recipient of the fellowship is asked to take up her notion of challenge: exploring bold subjects, thinking deeply and critically about the world and the culture we consume, and reflecting and building on the craft of writing or editing.
The Kat Muscat Fellow is selected by the Custodial Committee of The Kat Muscat Legacy Projects, which includes members of Express Media’s board and staff, the Muscat family and appointed community members.
The Fellowship is made possible with the generous support of the community and the Muscat family.
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