Welcome to Western Riverina Arts - a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to develop, support and promote the arts and culture in Griffith, Leeton, Narrandera & Murrumbidgee. 
We hope you enjoy your stay!

Early Career Writer Grants

Early Career Writer Grants

Enjoy writing? Then this is your chance!

Early Career Writer Grants are awarded by the NSW Writers’ Centre to assist early career creative writers in any genre who are resident in NSW. The aim of the grants is to foster a vibrant, diverse and innovative writing culture in the state with funding available of up to 4 grants of $5000 each.

Applicants must be early career writers who have had no more than two full-length works professionally published or performed and must not have previously received a grant of $5,000 or more for their writing from either State, Territory or Federal governments or their agencies.

At least one grant will be awarded to a writer from regional NSW!

Activities to be funded by the grant may include:

  • Creation, production or publication of new work
  • Professional development or mentoring
  • Cultural exchanges or other travel that will assist in the production or presentation of new work
  • Audience development activities conducted by the writer 

Access costs for regional writers or for writers with disability may be included in the proposal.

Opening date:

1 August 2016

Closing date:

28 August 2016

For project period: 1 February 2017 to 31 December 2017

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 or talk to RADO Derek Motion about your application.

Community Presenter Touring Grant - NOW OPEN

Community Presenter Touring Grant - NOW OPEN

Calling all Indigenous Screen Practitioners in NSW!

Calling all Indigenous Screen Practitioners in NSW!