Birregurra Community Arts Group is your community creative hub—a cooperative of artists, creative people and community members, in and around Birregurra, who are keen on learning and doing something a little bit different.
BCAG is a subcommittee of the Birregurra Community Group.
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Digital Writer in Residence 2018
Monday, January 15, 2018
Opportunity for a woman writer facing barriers to participation in the literary industry
Writers Victoria is delighted to announce a new opportunity for an emerging or established Victorian woman writer to join us as a Digital Writer in Residence in 2018.
The residency will provide paid writing and subsidised professional development opportunities including, but not limited to:
six paid commissions of 800-1000 words to be published through Writers Victoria channels and/or partner outlets (worth $1200)
provision of a complimentary Writers Victoria membership (worth $75)
complimentary access to up to five online and/or in-person workshops (worth up to $725)
profile-raising and facilitated networking opportunities
paid opportunity to design and deliver a half-day workshop or seminar as part of the Writers Victoria courses and events Season 2 program (worth $550)
While open to all fiction or non-fiction writers who identify as women, priority will be given to writers facing intersecting barriers to participation in the literary industry, particularly single mothers.
The successful applicant will be able to work at flexible times and locations, and there are limited funds for child-care available, which can be negotiated with the successful applicant.
Applications should include the following:
A cover letter (max 1 page) including:
Brief bio including links/references to any relevant publications
Outline of how the digital residency would benefit you as a writer
Brief proposal for at least two online articles/stories to be submitted as part of the residency
Ideas of course(s) that would be of value to you (see here for more details; note: choose courses from late-Feb onwards).
Sample of fiction or non-fiction writing (up to 500 words)
Women writers continue to face many barriers to artistic and professional development, including caring responsibilities, socio-economic status, location and distance to metropolitan areas. This residency aims to support creative practice and enhance professional development in a way that respects the writers’ life circumstances.