Performing Writer Residency

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Word Travels offers emerging performing writers a free two week residency to create/develop new work in The Rocks, Sydney.

This is an opportunity to create new writing for performance. Artists may work in performed poetry, storytelling, monologues, hip-hop, comedy, podcasting, or experimental performative/auditory forms.

After the two weeks, there will be an opportunity for the performing writer to put on a showcase to present the work that they developed over the residency.

You get:

  • Desk space in a distraction-free room with harbour views
  • Access to Word Travels for additional support/advice/feedback.
  • Access to Wifi and a limited amount of printing
  • Resident will have access to our office kitchen facilities, including a fridge, microwave, and kettle.
  • Potential to present your work at Story-Fest '18

Important information:

  • There is limited accessibility. Space can only be reached via stairs.
  • Space only available during office hours - Monday to Friday, 10am to 6pm. (This may be negotiable)
  • Accomodation and travel will be organised by the performing writer.

If interested, please email the following to

  1. A description of your experience, practice, and areas of interest.
  2. A short sample of what you will be working on during the residency, or something of similar style, form, content. (No more than 3 pages of writing, or 2.00 minutes of audio/visual recordings)
  3. Your immediate goals for your practice, and how Word Travels might be able to support you to achieve these.
  4. How you/your work might be involved in Story-Fest '18 – check out our call out for festival EOIs for ideas.