As DWF 2019 draws to a close, we’ve got our sights set on what comes next…we hope the #DWF19 program has set your creativity alight, and you’re inspired to apply for the 2020 Emerging Writers’ Festival!
Artistic Director Izzy Roberts-Orr is here to give you tips and tricks on submitting a great application, as well as answer any questions you might have in this live stream session.
EWF 2020 Open Artist Call-out
Each year, EWF opens a highly publicised call-out for writers and storytellers of all kinds to submit an expression of interest in participating in the Festival. Applicants are invited to share not only their individual work, but their ideas for the events, topics and conversations that they want to be included within the festival.
Diversity, inclusivity and accessibility are the core values that underpin EWF’s artistic program, offering a unique opportunity for writers of all ages and backgrounds, representing all genres and styles of storytelling, to participate in and engage with.
Who can apply?
Each year we program around 300 artists from around Australia, and are committed to selecting 25% of these from the open artist call-out. As always we have budget to fly some artists to Melbourne for the festival, so we welcome interstate and regional applications.
We are keen to hear from individuals, collectives and organisations that are interested in appearing at the festival and collaborating with us.
In 2019, we ran a new stream of ‘co-productions’ with collectives, EWF X, which we will most likely run again. This was an opportunity to pitch us an idea we worked with successful applicants to develop and deliver as part of the festival. We also provided budget for artist fees, marketing and promotions as part of the festival program and support through our festival staff!
When will the Call-Out close?
The application form will go live directly after this session, so you can put what you’ve learned into practice and straight away! Applications will close in early December, and no late applications will be accepted.