At ArtsHub, we want to read new voices that reflect all of the arts sector, so we’re calling out for new contributors.
This paid opportunity is for freelance writers who want to write about the visual arts, performing arts, writing and publishing, arts management and other aspects of the creative industries.
What we’re looking for in a contributor
We’re interested in adding new voices to our existing group of writers. Ideally you would already have some writing experience and also be an ArtsHub reader, so that you know the kinds of articles we publish and the issues we’re interested in.
While we want stories from across the sector and from every state and territory, there are some topics that are of particular interest to us:
- Wellness and wellbeing in the arts.
- Trends and challenges facing the arts sector e.g. diversity, governance, sustainability and funding.
- Articles that could be read by a broad international audience.
Primarily we’re seeking well-researched feature stories of between 800-1200 words that look closely at a topic and include one to three interviews. As a national publication we’re more interested in stories that can be read across Australia rather than local stories that might be focused on a single city. Ideally your stories will be read around the world.
We’re an inclusive organisation so we’re especially interested in contributors from diverse backgrounds. We particularly want to hear from First Nations writers and writers from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, LBGTQI+ writers and writers with a disability.
How to apply
To apply, email us at email@example.com with three samples of previous articles you’ve written that you think would fit well on ArtsHub. If you’ve already got a story idea then you can also include a pitch that includes:
- Title: Working title to get you started.
- Audience: Identify a core ArtsHub audience who would be most likely to read your article e.g. arts workers, theatre-goers, curators, performing artists.
- Interviewees: Identify who you might interview for the piece (features generally feature between one and three voices).
- Your angle: Explain what your story is about in two-three sentences. This is your chance to identify a unique direction for the story and include the most important elements e.g. the tensions within the story that you will explore and issues that you see as important. You might also identify any potential issues here such as an interviewee not wanting to talk about a particular subject, or embargo dates.
- Due date: A proposed date to deliver this story.
What we’re not interested in
- Profile pieces on individual artists (especially if it is you).
- Promotional articles: you can email our Sales Team at firstname.lastname@example.org about advertising and sponsored opportunities.
- Op-eds: we commission first person pieces that express a particular view separately from features.
- Reviews: contact our reviews editor Thuy On at email@example.com if you’d like to become a reviewer
Apply to write for us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.