Writing NSW Emerging Writing Organisation Grants

Emerging Writing Organisation Grants are awarded by the NSW Writers’ Centre to support emerging writing organisations, groups and collectives across the state. The aim of the grants is to foster a vibrant, diverse and innovative writing culture in the state.

Funding available: up to 3 grants of $5000 each (plus GST)

Opening date: 3 July 2017
Closing date: 30 July 2017
For project period: 1 February 2018 to 31 December 2018

Emerging organisations must have started operating no earlier than 1 January 2014 and successfully delivered at least one activity to support writers and writing culture. They must not have previously received a grant of $5000 or more from State, Territory or Federal governments or their agencies. At least one grant will be awarded to an organisation based in regional NSW or Western Sydney.

Funding may be used to assist emerging organisations, groups or collectives to deliver projects such as, for example:

  • Events or other writing-related activities
  • Development of digital or other platforms for writing
  • New forms of support or audience development for writers
  • Collaborative writing-related projects

Applicants are eligible to apply for organisational capacity building projects but must demonstrate outcomes directly related to writers or writing culture. Applicants will be required to submit a detailed budget for the project to be funded by the grant.


How to apply

Applications must be submitted online through the Arts NSW SmartyGrants system by midnight on the closing date. You will need a SmartyGrants login.

Please read the guidelines before commencing your application.

Have a question? You might find an answer to it on our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) page. For all other enquiries, contact us at grants@nswwc.org.au or by calling (02) 9555 9757.

These grants are offered by the NSW Writers’ Centre with devolved funding from Arts NSW.


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