Country, Culture, People, Future

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Fresh opportunity for regional artists

Posted: March 8th, 2016

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writingWA has introduced the Hachette Mentoring Program for Regional WA Writers. The program is open to any resident of Western Australia’s nine regions (Gascoyne, Goldfields-Esperance, Great Southern, Kimberley, Mid-West, Peel, Pilbara, South West and Wheatbelt), and participants are asked to submit a manuscript for the chance to win a mentorship with Hachette publisher Sophie Hamley.

Entries may be fiction, non-fiction or young adult fiction. One manuscript will be selected every year, and the closing date for this year’s selection is 23 March 2016. You can find more information and the application form here.

Also, applications for the first round of the 2016 Country Arts WA Regional Arts Project Fund close on Friday 11 March. Amounts of up to $20,000 are available for community groups and a total of $15,000 is being made available for applications from individuals.

More information is available here.

Storytellers Wanted to Help Raise Public Health Profile in WA

Posted: September 14th, 2012

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Do you have a story about a someone who has made significant contributions to health, social affairs and the environment in their community?

The Public Health Advocacy Institute of Western Australia (PHAIWA) is currently putting together its third edition of the WA Indigenous Storybook, and is looking for storytellers to contribute. The project aims to influence how public health projects are planned and carried out in Western Australia, and encourages people to share stories about those making positive change in regional communities. This edition will focus on the Wheatbelt and Pilbara Regions of WA.

If you would like help telling your story, PHAIWA has developed a ‘story framework’ to assist in this process, which can be accessed from the PHAIWA website. Mentors can also be arranged to help you write or tell your story.

The first and second editions of this storybook, which focus on the Perth, Peel, and Kimberley Regions of WA, can also be downloaded here.

PHAIWA is an independent public health organisation based within Curtin University, which aims to raise the profile and understanding of public health in Western Australia.