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Grants From NSW Writers' Centre

Access for Regional Writers Grant

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 for
projects 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: 18 June 2017
  • Categories: Literature
  • Open To: Individuals

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

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 the state.

Funding may be used to assist emerging organisations, groups or collectives to deliver projects such as, for example: events or other writing-related activities, development of digital or other platforms for writing, new forms of support or audience development for writers, collaborative writing-related projects. Read more

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