Hi everyone

Some really exciting opportunities have flooded my inbox recently, to do with writing submissions of the more experimental kind. For the first time I am working on a multi-media performance piece, and it’s so liberating to work on it, and get away from the three act structure sometimes.

If any of these opportunities are up your alley, apply and let us know how you get on.



The Sydney Fringe will be bursting through Newtown, Enmore and Marrickville from September 10 to 26, 2010 – from theatres such as Carriageworks and the Factory through to the gallery spaces and the pubs and bars.  It will be the large scale alternative arts festival that Sydney really needs, with a range of events and activities to involve artists, companies and audiences from throughout Sydney, including concerts and theatre events, visual and digital arts and free outdoor events.

If you would like to submit a show or want to get involved, visit the Fringe at www.thesydneyfringe.com.au.  There are opportunities across a whole range of artforms, including theatre, dance, film, music, comedy, books, visual arts, digital arts and more, so come check it out!


The 2010 National Young Writers’ Festival is rolling out once again and you are invited to find yourself in Newcastle, NSW in the springtime.

Last year’s festival rocked, with enormous turnouts for unforgettable, crowd-pleasing events like the inaugural Spelling Bee. How can it be improved and evolved in 2010? It is up to you.

Give our shiny new online submission form a go.

Deadline: Midnight, 31st March

Questions about the submissions process can be sent to submissions.nywf@gmail.com

Living regionally or know an artist who does? Don’t forget Regional Arts Fund (RAF) rounds are coming up in most states and territories in early March. Drop us a line and we can support your grant application to present a project at the 2010 festival.

This email is for anyone who would benefit from taking part in NYWF: budding new don’t-even-know-if-they-are-writers-yet, through to amazing stalwarts of the writing community, and anyone who doesn’t fit the box of “writer” but uses words and stories in goodsome ways.

We wait in hushed anticipation. Good luck!


The 2010 NYWF Team



Underbelly Arts: Public Lab & Festival 2010 is calling for applications.

Underbelly Arts is a curated event, dedicated to supporting emerging and experimental artists and collectives to develop and present innovative new works to a broad public.

The event is produced in a two stage process beginning with a 10 day lab where participating artists and performers build and create their works on site. The public are invited to witness this process with tours and open days to watch and learn about the artists and their work. It all culminates with a weekend long festival celebrating the results and showcasing performances, installations and works in progress.

Our event will take place this year from 5th – 18th July 2010.

Lab: Monday 5th – Thursday 15th July
Festival: Saturday 17th & Sunday 18th July

This year Underbelly Arts is moving to a new home and details of the venue will be announced on the website soon.

Underbelly Arts is not limited to any ‘type’ of artist, however we certainly like to support:

- Artists in their first 5 years of practice
- More established artists working with emerging artists
- More established artists pushing themselves in new directions
- Collectives of artists: either existing or newly formed
- Artists experimenting and collaborating across mediums

We also encourage applicants who:
- Want to take risks and challenge themselves in a supportive environment
- Will benefit from a period of development, an examination of process and a celebration of outcome.

We like to support:
- New work. HOWEVER, you may apply with an existing project as long as you show how your time spent at Underbelly will be pushing it in new and daring directions.

For full details go to www.underbelly.com.au


Happy writing (and submitting!)