University of Melbourne
This award is made in a five year category cycle: Creative Prose, Drama, Visual Arts, Script Writing, Poetry. The Award is open to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander creative artists. In 2021, the $20,000 award celebrates the best book of fiction by an Indigenous author published in the preceding five years.
MTC is one of the major performing arts companies in Australia, and one of the largest theatre companies in the English-speaking world. Founded in 1953, MTC is also the oldest professional theatre company in Australia, and currently exists as a department of the University of Melbourne.