Letty Katts Award

The call for applications for the 2020 Letty Katts have now closed.

The biennial Letty Katts Award supports the research and documenting of Queensland’s music history. It gives a musician, composer, scholar or researcher the opportunity to study, experiment and explore new thinking in their art or area of study, leading to the creation of new knowledge or work inspired by Queensland’s music history. It commemorates Queensland songwriter and musician Violet Mellick (stage name Letty Katts).

The recipient receives a stipend of $5,000, along with a personal workspace within the Neil Roberts Research Lounge for a period of six months, giving premium access to the extensive collections and expert library staff and advice.

For more information about the Letty Katts Award please email fellowships@slq.qld.gov.au or call 07 3840 7879 or 07 3840 7887.

Generously supported by Dr Stanton Mellick OAM ED and Professor Jill Mellick through the Queensland Library Foundation.

2018 Recipient - Professor Peter Roennfeldt

Professor Peter Roennfeldt is the recipient of the 2018 Letty Katts Award for his project Brisbane’s Albert Hall 1901-1968: celebrating memory and heritage of a major performance venue . This year 2018, marks the 50th anniversary of the demise of Albert Hall, which for nearly 70 years was a major venue servicing Brisbane’s performing arts community. The project aims to capture and make visible the cultural contribution of Albert Hall through the collections of State Library of Queensland and memories of musicians and others associated with the venue.

2018 Letty Katts Fellow Professor Peter Roennfeldt’s Research Reveals presentation where he presented his research on the history and legacy of Albert Hall in its 50th anniversary. His research project Brisbane’s Albert Hall 1901–1968: celebrating memory and heritage of a major performance venue showcases the legacy of the much-loved venue, home to countless concerts, theatrical productions, film evenings, eisteddfod competitions, lectures, meetings, conferences and political rallies and thousands of memories.