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Grants From NSW Writers' Centre

Emerging Writing Organisation Grant

NSW Writers' Centre

Emerging Writing Organisation Grants are awarded by the NSW Writers’ Centre to support emerging writing organisations, groups and collectives across the state. The aim of the grants is to foster a vibrant, diverse and innovative writing culture in NSW.

Emerging organisations must have started operating no earlier than 1 January 2014 and successfully delivered at least one activity to support writers and writing culture. They must not have previously received a grant of $5000 or more from State, Territory or Federal governments or their agencies. At least one grant will be awarded to an organisation based in regional NSW or Western Sydney, provided an application is received that meets all of the grant criteria.

For more information visit the Writing NSW website. Read more

  • Closing: 30 July 2017
  • Categories: Literature
  • Open To: Organisations

Writing NSW Early Career Writer Grants

NSW Writers' Centre

Early Career Writer Grants are awarded by the NSW Writers’ Centre to assist early career creative writers in any genre who are resident in NSW. The aim of the grants is to foster a vibrant, diverse and innovative writing culture in the state.

Funding available: up to 4 grants of $5000 each (plus GST)

Opening date: 3 July 2017
Closing date: 30 July 2017
For project period: 1 February 2018 to 31 December 2018

Applicants must be early career writers who have had no more than two full-length works professionally published or performed and must not have previously received a grant of $5000 or more for their writing from either State, Territory or Federal governments or their agencies. At least one grant will be awarded to a writer from regional NSW, provided an application is received that meets all of the grant criteria.

Activities to be funded by the grant may include:

  • Creation, production or publication of new work
  • Professional development or mentoring
  • Cultural exchanges or other travel that will assist in the production or presentation of new work
  • Audience development activities conducted by the writer (but not for payment of marketing professionals)

Access costs for regional writers or for writers with disability may be included in the proposal. Read more

  • Closing: 30 July 2017
  • Categories: Literature
  • Open To: Individuals

Writing NSW Writer & Scientist Grant

NSW Writers' Centre

The Writer & Scientist Grant is awarded by the NSW Writers’ Centre to foster connections between writing and the STEM sector (science, technology, engineering and mathematics). The grant supports a NSW-based writer and scientist or technologist wishing to work together on a joint writing-related project that helps to foster a vibrant, diverse and innovative writing culture in NSW.

The writer and scientist must apply jointly for the grant of $2000 ($1000 each). Scientists may work in any field of science or technology, including medicine, mathematics, science, engineering or IT. Writers may work in any genre and be at any stage of their writing career.

For more information visit the Writing NSW website. Read more

  • Closing: 30 July 2017
  • Categories: Literature
  • Open To: Individuals

Access for Regional Writers Grants

NSW Writers' Centre

The NSW Writers’ Centre is delighted to announce that applications for the Writing NSW Access for Regional Writers Grants will open on 5 June 2017 forprojects taking place between 1 July 2017 and 31 December 2017.

The grants are awarded by the NSW Writers’ Centre to help writers in regional NSW access professional development. Regional writers in any genre may apply for a travel grant of $300 to help them participate in a professional development event at an approved not-for-profit organisation. Professional development events can include workshops or seminars designed to further their writing or
career skills.

Applications are open from 5 June to 18 June 2017 (for projects taking place between 1 July and 31 December 2017)

Our 2016 grant recipients included writers from areas such as Lismore, Tamworth, Wagga Wagga, Mudgee and Dubbo.

They used their travel funds to attend professional development activities at Write Around the Murray Festival, Yellamundie National First Peoples Playwriting Festival, New England Writers’ Centre, Hunter Writers Centre and the NSW Writers’ Centre.

These grants are offered by the NSW Writers’ Centre with devolved funding from
Create NSW. Read more

  • Closing: 3 December 2017
  • Categories: Literature
  • Open To: Individuals