Centre for Stories has been awarded a $185,000 grant from The Ian Potter Foundation for our Writing Change, Writing Inclusion writing program for three years.
The Ian Potter Foundation is one of Australia’s major philanthropic foundations. The Ian Potter Foundation makes grants nationally to support charitable organisations working to benefit the community across a wide range of sectors including the arts, medical research, public health research, early childhood development, community wellbeing and environmental science. The Ian Potter Foundation aims to support and promote a fair, healthy, sustainable and vibrant Australia.
Writing Change, Writing Inclusion will be Centre for Stories’ signature development program for the next three years aimed at culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) writers in Western Australia. This innovative four-stage program will use targeted mentorships, hot desk residencies and writing fellowships, publication opportunities, and training of CALD mentors to address the problems that CALD writers face in engaging with the sector, ensuring their stories are told and building sector capacity and diversity.
The Writing Change, Writing Inclusion program is also funded by Australia Council and the Centre for Stories Founders Circle. With this combined funding, Centre for Stories will deliver a program of excellence and high literary merit, set to make an impact on writers both locally and nationally.
Centre for Stories is incredibly grateful to The Ian Potter Foundation for its generous support.