Applications for this residency have now closed, and the successful writers have been announced. 

You can read all about the successful applicants on our blog here.

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The Tasmanian Writers’ Centre and the Glenorchy City Council invite applications from young Tasmanian writers, primarily from the Glenorchy municipality.

Young Writers in the City of Glenorchy

March/April 2017

A unique opportunity to pursue your inspiration in familiar and unfamiliar Glenorchy spaces.

Who: Tasmanian writers aged 16-30

Where: Choose from one of our 8 nominated locations

What: A daytime residency to compose a 2,000–4,000 word essay, inspired by the space you have chosen

When: 2 hours per day for at least 8 days in March/April 2017

Grant: $500 per writer

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Things to consider:

•  You must be available to take up the residency between Wednesday 15 March – Sunday 30 April 2017.

•  We will provide access to a place to write but due to the nature of some of the places, some have no power or heating – it might be an adventure!

•  You must provide your own laptop or writing device.

•  It is expected that you will blog, Facebook or tweet about your experiences.

•  Your final work must be edited and proofed before submitting to the Tasmanian Writers Centre by Sunday 30 April 2017.

•  We will have a photographer document you at work in your location – this image in addition to a quotation from your essay may be displayed online and in poster format in order to promote your work as well as the program.

•  You may be asked to publicly read a brief extract from your work at a launch event at Moonah Arts Centre and possibly the Tasmanian Writers and Readers Festival in September.

The final essays will be available online through the The Tasmanian Writers Centre and the Moonah Arts Centre websites.

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Ready to apply?

1. Select one of the nominated locations and write an Expression of Interest (EOI) explaining why you would like to take up this opportunity (maximum 500 words).

2. Submit your EOI along with your contact details, your age and a small sample of your writing work (up to three pieces at no more than 1,000 words each) to:[email protected] by 6pm Friday 24 February 2017.

3. Successful applicants will be notified by Friday 10 March 2017.

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Locations:

1. KGV Sport & Community Centre and Oval (King George V Ave, Glenorchy) and/or YMCA (8a Constance Avenue, Glenorchy) and/or Migrant Resource Centre – Southern Tasmania (Level 2, KGV Sport & Community Centre, 1a Anfield St, Glenorchy)

2. Northgate Shopping Centre (387/393 Main Rd, Glenorchy) and/or Glenorchy Bus Mall (Tolosa St, Glenorchy) and/or Glenorchy City Council Gardens (374 Main Rd, Glenorchy)

3. Museum of Old and New Art (MONA) (655 Main Rd, Berriedale) and/or MR-1 Fast Ferry

4. Glenorchy Art and Sculpture Park (GASP!) (Elwick Bay, Glenorchy)

5. Magnolia 73 Café (73 Main Rd, Moonah)

6. Bucaan Community House (8 Buccaan St, Chigwell)

7. Moonah Arts Centre (MAC) (23-27 Albert Rd, Moonah)

8. Memory Lane (71 Main Rd, Moonah)

 

Venue Guide:

1. KGV Sport & Community Centre and Oval (King George V Ave, Glenorchy) and/or YMCA (8a Constance Avenue, Glenorchy) and/or Migrant Resource Centre – Southern Tasmania (Level 2, KGV Sport & Community Centre, 1a Anfield St, Glenorchy)

KGV Oval is the home headquarters of the Glenorchy football and cricket clubs, as well as the Southern Football League. The Migrant Resource Centre (Southern Tasmania) is a not-for-profit organisation that helps migrants, humanitarian entrants and refugees to settle comfortably in Tasmania, and has recently moved into the KGV complex. The nearby YMCA, including the Glenorchy Pool, is a community-based charity that delivers recreation-based programs and services to help build strong people, strong families and strong communities.

2. Northgate Shopping Centre (387/393 Main Rd, Glenorchy) and/or Glenorchy Bus Mall (Tolosa St, Glenorchy) and/or Glenorchy City Council Gardens (374 Main Rd, Glenorchy)

Northgate Shopping Centre is the third largest shopping centre in Tasmania. Adjacent to Northgate is the Glenorchy Bus Mall, the centre of Glenorchy’s public transport activities, and the Council rose garden.

3. Museum of Old and New Art (MONA) (655 Main Rd, Berriedale) and/or MR-1 Fast Ferry

MONA is an internationally-acclaimed art museum located within the Moorilla winery on the Berriedale peninsula. It is the largest privately funded museum in Australia. The museum presents antiquities, modern and contemporary art from the David Walsh collection. Walsh has described the museum as a “subversive adult Disneyland.” The MR-1 Fast Ferry is a camouflaged catamaran that sails between Brooke Street Pier and Mona.

4. Glenorchy Art and Sculpture Park (GASP!) (Elwick Bay, Glenorchy)

GASP! is where “art meets park meets people”. GASP! is a 3km riverside boardwalk that stretches from Wilkinson’s Point to Montrose Bay on the Elwick Bay foreshore, punctuated by public pavilions. The contemporary architectural elements of GASP! respond to the tidal waters and the history of the location.

5. Magnolia 73 Café (73 Main Rd, Moonah)

Magnolia 73 Café is a a café located at 73 Main Rd Moonah, offering coffees and cakes.

6. Bucaan Community House (8 Buccaan St, Chigwell)

This community house is open to the public and offers a wide variety of services and activities, including but not limited to – bi-monthly community barbeques, computer classes for beginners, exercise programs, a community garden, youth group, belly dancing and a fishing club.

7. Moonah Arts Centre (MAC) (23-27 Albert Rd, Moonah)

The Moonah Arts Centre is a community arts centre that is run by the Glenorchy City Council. “‘Whether you’re mad about art, or know little about it, MAC provides the perfect place to meet, connect and engage in art at all levels.” The building, designed by Morrison Breytenbach, houses multiple exhibition spaces, as well as a performance and screen space, workshop spaces and meeting rooms.

8. Memory Lane (71 Main Rd, Moonah)

Home to the very popular Cutie Cups cupcakes, Memory Lane is an intriguing little laneway well hidden from the main traffic of Moonah.

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Expressions of Interest are due at 6pm on Friday 24 February 2017.