February 12, 2019

National Young Writers’ Festival (NYWF) 2019 Artist Call Out NOW OPEN

National Young Writers’ Festival (NYWF) 2019 Artist Call Out NOW OPEN

Staggered artist call outs are happening this year for #tina2019, with National Young Writers Festival (NYWF) the first cab out of the rank! Their artist call out is now open until 10 March.

NYWF takes place in Newcastle as part of the This is Not Art Festival over the Labour Day Holiday Weekend from 3-6 October and presents ‘writing’ in its broadest sense through panels, discussions, workshops, launches, performances, readings, installations, and more.

Artists can either apply as an individual or as an organisation.

NYWF 2019 theme

The NYWF theme this year is FOUNDATIONS so they’ll be looking to program events which take us back to basics: asking where writers have come from, where they are going and what tools do they need?

As an organisation, NYWF are here to celebrate and support young writers no matter what career stage they are at, as long as you’ve got an idea and you think they would dig it then this application is for you.

To get a sense of what they’d like to program you can check out lasts years’ lineup on their website. That being said, they love new and experimental stuff so if your work doesn’t easily fit into these categories that doesn’t mean it’s wrong it just means they may not have come across it before and they’re waiting for you to show them how it’s done!

If you have any questions

If you have any questions about the application process or the festival in general, particularly about accessibility requirements, please do not hesitate to get in contact with the NYWF team at info@youngwritersfestival.org. One of their Co-Directors will be in touch as soon as possible.

Please note that all NYWF venues are wheelchair accessible.

They provide artists appearing at the festival with payment and accommodation support, with the opportunity to apply for travel allowances.

Applications close March 10th.

To apply as an individual artist click here for the application form.

To apply as an organisation click here for the application form.

The National Young Writers Festival takes place on the unceded lands of the Awabakal and Worimi peoples. We pay our deep respects to their Elders, past, present, and emerging. 

Note that applications for Crack Theatre Festival will open in May, and applications for Critical Animals are yet to be announced.

Save the date for #tina2019

In any case, save the date for the 22nd This is Not Art festival (TiNA): Thursday 3 – Sunday 6 October 2019 in Newcastle, NSW.

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