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Be Heard: The Art of Podcasting

Be Heard: The Art of Podcasting

Audio podcasts are one of the most accessible and popular mediums for modern storytellers. If you have always wanted to create your own podcast, our Be Heard: The Art of Podcasting

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Artlands Victoria 2018

Common Ground 2018: Broadmeadows

Thursday September 13 until November 1 2018
Multicultural Arts Victoria is excited to present Common Ground 2018 at Broadmeadows (13 Sept – 1 Nov).

Common Ground 2018 is a series of spoken work poetry workshops for young people from all faiths and community backgrounds to come together and celebrate unity through poetry. Join

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Theatre Works 2019 Season EOIs Open

Applications close 7 September 2018 Theatre Works BECAUSE NOW and BECAUSE HEART programs offer artists and companies the opportunity to mount a public season of their work at the intimate and flexible Parish Hall. Theatre Works is now calling out for works for 2019 and beyond. They will work with all kinds of artists – companies, writers, directors, makers, and performers, offering different platforms and opportunities. Find out more read more

Editor Call Out: un Magazin

Applications close 4 September 2018 un Projects is currently seeking Expressions of Interest for an Editor/s for un Magazine vol. 13, publishing two issues, 13.1 and 13.2 in April and October 2019 respectively. read more

Abbotsford Convent Studio Residency

Applications close 16 September 2018 The Abbotsford Convent Studio Residency Program has a focus on supporting artists to develop work/s that are site specific or site responsive. The work/s created through the studio residency will be presented throughout the Abbotsford Convent site, as a vibrant and temporary means of fostering delight and dialogue as well as engagement between the site, landscape, artistic community and audiences. Find out more read more

Booking Gigs and Touring: a workshop for spoken word artists

Wednesday August 08 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm Siteworks33 Saxon Street, Brunswick Join Melbourne Spoken Word Director, Benjamin Solah, for a 2-hour workshop and discussion for spoken word artists aimed at those wanting to get booked for feature gigs, and touring their performances. Do you want to perform and be paid? Do you want to take your work beyond Melbourne? What’s the best way to do this that is professional and in a manner that’s not just beneficial for yourself but for the wider spoken word scene?

Benjamin Solah is a spoken word artist and Director of Melbourne Spoken Word. He’s been performing since 2010 and has featured at a number of regular spoken word events, hosted

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Boundless Indigenous Writer’s Mentorship

Applications close 13 August 2018 The mentorship is awarded to an unpublished Indigenous writer who has made substantial progress on a fiction or non-fiction writing project. The intention of the program is to support the writer to develop their manuscript and to facilitate a pathway to publication. Find out more read more

We work this shop

Sunday July 15  at 6:00 pm

Siteworks, 33 Saxon Street, Brunswick

We Work This Shop is a place for poets and spoken word artists of all styles and levels to bring their work for

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Yarra Annual Grants

Applications open 11 June & close 23 July 2018 In 2019 Yarra Annual Grants will invest nearly $880,000 in programs which support and enrich the Yarra community. The funded programs will address a wide variety of local needs and promote connectedness and well-being across Yarra. Find out more read more

Melbourne Prize for Literature

Applications close 9 July 2018 With a total prize pool over $100,000, there is an exciting new category offered. The Prize and Awards are open to Victorian residents and published authors only. Individual author entry or nomination. Find out more read more

National Library of Australia Fellowships

Applications close 1 July 2018 The National Library offers three Fellowships to support practising writers and artists to develop new work creatively using or inspired by the Library’s collections. Find out more read more

The Next Chapter

Applications close 13 July 2018 This is a scheme to support a new generation of writers to develop their skills and work from the ground up. Each year, the Wheeler Centre will pick ten outstanding writers and give them $15,000 each to develop their work. They’ll match them with a mentor, and work closely with them on bringing their writing to life.

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Writer in Residence Program Now Open

Need resources and a space to write?

The Moreland Writer in Residence Program is open to all writers of fiction, non-fiction, poetry and drama. All types and genres of storytelling

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APPLICATIONS OPEN – Exhibit or Write with SEVENTH Gallery

RESTRUCTURE

SEVENTH Gallery are restructuring our spaces and lowering our gallery fees from July 2018. Gallery One will migrate upstairs, and the Night Screen to Project Space. A gesture

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The Future is Now!

Climate change is here – lapping on our shores, moving like wildfire. Our ties to this land and country run deep, but is our indifference to destruction disconnecting us

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The Other Film Festival Submissions Open

Applications close 15 June 2018
(Earlybird deadline 15 May 2018)
TOFF is a three-day event that will be launched in November, 2018. TOFF prides itself in showcasing the very best contemporary stories of the disability and Deaf communities locally, nationally and internationally. Find out more read more

Moreland Funding Opportunities for Artists

Opportunities for Artists and Creators

Funding and support for new works

We’re thrilled to announce that applications for the

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Craft Cubed Festival Artist in Residence

Applications close 26 April 2018 A new initiative where makers are invited to re-create their home-studios in Craft’s library space on Watson Place for a fortnight of making live in an environment where private and public collide.

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FWF Subsidies

Applications close 13 April 2018 The Feminist Writers Festival are offering 10 subsidies of $100 each to cover regional travel to the festival, as well as a free day pass to attend panel sessions at either of the FWF weekend days. Find out more read more

Dead Letter Club and Wine

Wednesday, 7 March 2018 from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm

249 Lygon Street
Brunswick East, VIC 3057
Australia

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THE SLOW COMMUNICATION REVOLUTION

Tired of Twitter, txtspeak and

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Active Spaces in Darebin

The Active Spaces in Darebin program works with real estate agents, property owners and creative business to transform areas which have an abundance of vacant

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National Freelance Day

The annual conference for freelancers, by freelancers.
Thursday 15 March 10am – 4pm Northcote Town Hall We’ve wrangled together a world-class line-up of digital & creative professionals who have mastered the art of freelancing and scaling solo. WHAT ITS ABOUT

What does Naomi Simson, the founders of Envato and Seth Godin have in common? They all started out as freelancers.

Being your own boss is the freelancer’s dream, but for many,

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The Unconformity Artist Residencies

Applications close 23 February 2018 The Unconformity Artist Residencies have been designed to support the development needs of artists, allowing time to research, develop relationships and focus on their work in the provocative Queenstown environment.

Artists will be supported with:

•     $2,500 artist fee
•     $500 materials budget
•     In-kind accommodation
•     Per diems
•     A

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Melbourne Recital Centre Writers’ Residency

Applications close 12 February 2018 In 2018, Melbourne Recital Centre and the Emerging Writers’ Festival are thrilled to present a new residency exploring and expanding the creative possibilities of arts writing.  Each writer will receive a $1500 stipend and double pass tickets to selected performances at the Melbourne Recital Centre, and in return will produce three written works in response to three concerts.

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The Kat Muscat Fellowship

Applications close 14 January 2018 Express Media is honoured to present The Kat Muscat Fellowship, offering support and development for a young writer or editor. 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.  Find out more read more

Dead Letter Club

Dead Letter Club – The next evening is Wednesday 22 November at People Powered Urban Winery, NOISY RITUAL in Brunswick East.

A backlash to Twitter, textspeak,

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Max Afford Playwrights’ Award

Submissions close 19 November 2017 The Max Afford Estate have created this award to be given to a young playwright, to enable them to further their education in the field of drama, to improve their creative writing and, to improve the general public’s appreciation of Australian drama and playwrights. The total value of the biennial award is $30,000.

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RAW Melbourne presents Transcend

Thursday November 30  at 7:00 pm

Melbourne Pavilion, 135-157 Racecourse Road, Flemington

RAW is an indie arts organisation for artists, by artists. We focus on spotlighting indie

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Neilma Sidney Short Story Prize

Applications close 17 November 2017

 Supported by the Malcolm Robertson Foundation, and named after the late Neilma Gantner, this prize seeks excellent short fiction of up to 3000 words themed around the notion of ‘travel’; imaginative, creative and literary interpretations are strongly encouraged. This competition is open to all writers, nationally and internationally, at any stage of their writing career.

The winning story will receive a $4000 first prize and be published in Overland’s first print issue for 2018. Two runners-up will each receive $500 and be published at Overland online

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Moreland Summer Show 2017 Spoken Word

Call out for Speakers:

Moreland Summer Show 2017 Spoken Word

People – Politics – Protest

In conjunction with the 2017 Moreland Summer Show exhibition, The Counihan

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Arts Projects for Individuals & Groups

Applications close 3 October 2017

 The Arts Projects for Individuals and Groups program funds a range of activities that deliver benefits to the arts sector and wider public, including national and international audiences. Examples of activities this grant supports include the creation of new work, creative development, touring, festivals, productions, exhibitions, publishing, recording and market development activity.

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Workshop: Emceeing spoken word with Anthony O’Sullivan

Tuesday September 19 at 6:00 pm
Siteworks, 33 Saxon Street, Brunswick, Australia

Melbourne Spoken Word presents a special skills-based workshop on those wanting to learn or fine-tune their skills in the art of emceeing/hosting spoken word or poetry events.

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Match Lab is open

Calling independent artists and groups! MATCH Lab is now open.

MATCH Lab, our matched funding program for independent artists and artistic groups, is now open. If you’re looking to boost your fundraising skills, raise money for your

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Recalcitrant Bodies – Isadora Vaughan

EOI’s open for Abbotsford Convent Studio Residency

Expressions of interest are now open for the Sacred Heart building, the St Heliers Street Gallery and the new Abbotsford Convent Studio residency program

Sacred Heart

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SEPTEMBER THINKERS & MAKERS SALON

The Horne Prize

Applications close 18 September 2017 This year’s prize will be presented in early December for an essay of up to 3000 words, addressing some part of the theme ‘Australian life’ – shining light on a particular aspect of who we are, from a contemporary perspective.  All writers are invited to enter. 

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Creators Fund Now Open

Applications close 7 September 2017 The Creators Fund supports creative practitioners and collectives across all disciplines, and at all career stages, to undertake an extended period of creative development, research or experimentation for new ideas and initiatives. The fund will provide financial support in the realm of $20,000 – $50,000 to support three to six months of intensive work. More info here read more

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