Moreland City Council

Writer in Residence program

About the program

Moreland’s Writers in Residence program provides a unique opportunity for three writers to develop their practice in one of Australia’s most thriving arts communities. This initiative was developed as part of Creative Capital – Moreland’s Arts and Culture Strategy – in recognition of the vital role writers play to the creative sector of Moreland. The Writers in Residence Program is considered by Council as an important opportunity to support Moreland’s local writers and promote their work.

The aim of the program is to support writers at all stages of their career with resources and space to strengthen their professional practice. In line with Council’s Human Rights Policy 2016 - 2026, the Moreland Writer in Residence program is also designed to encourage writers who face additional barriers in the development of their writing careers, such as writers with disability, female writers, LGBTIQ writers and writers from culturally and linguistically diverse communities as well as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander writers.

The Moreland Writer in Residence Program is available to writers of fiction, non-fiction, poetry and drama.

All types and genres of storytelling are considered, including children’s literature, script and screenwriting for stage, radio, television and film, and podcasts. The program is however closed to full time academics.

Up to three successful applicants will be provided with access to a studio space for a period of three months (within a period from January - May 2020) and an honorarium of $3,000.

Residency dates
A standard residency will operate on a three-month basis however a longer residency can be negotiated. There are no set dates for the residency: applicants will be asked to nominate their preferred residency period which must conclude no later than 31 May 2020.

Applications open                 1 October 2019
Applications close                31 October 2019
Assessment notification      29 November 2019
Residencies held                  January - May 2020

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Applications close
31 Oct 2019
Amount Upon Application
Writing & Publishing
Grant Type
Applicant Type
Moreland City Council (opens in new window)
Grants Team
03 9240 2325