Centre for Stories

Hot Desk Applications OPEN!

Centre for Stories is pleased to share that our third round of applications to our Hot Desk Fellowship is now open until 22 December 2021.

December 1, 2021

Centre for Stories is pleased to share that our third round of applications to our Hot Desk Fellowship is now open.

Open to CaLD and/or First Nations writers, successful applicants will receive a dedicated desk at the Centre for Stories for a total of 10 days spread out over 8 to 12 consecutive weeks. Applicants will be profiled on the Centre for Stories’ website and social media, and will have the opportunity to attend Centre for Stories events and workshops, attend networking events, interact with other writers, and seek support from Centre for Stories staff. Successful applicants are provided a $1500 stipend.

In our Heartlines series, hot deskers share their experiences of what it means to have access to the Centre for Stories and it’s networks:

“I mean it’s good to have a space to write, it’s good to get financial support but that was not the main reason why I applied for this fellowship…I have made some meaningful connections and I think this is a safe place to be around. Yeah, so for me, I guess, it makes me comfortable and safe. It’s not just ticking the boxes of ‘oh, we’re inclusive’ or ‘we respect diversity’. I think they are actually doing it. At least for me, I feel that way. I feel accepted, seen, encouraged, loved and supported here.” – Luoyang Chen

“When I started my residency, I left my laptop at home, switched my phone to ‘do not disturb’, and let myself sit with a blank book and my thoughts. If nothing arrived or I felt stuck, I journaled or read a book (I’ve started visiting my local library regularly again!). I played with ideas from our lunch conversations, or from a line in a book I randomly picked from Centre for Stories’ library. It took quite some time to fully relax and let go of the pressure to ‘produce’ something. But once I’d established a sense of routine and commitment to writing every Thursday, it became a more conscious practice and part of my life.” – Shenali Perera

Applications open 25 November 2021 and close 11.59pm AWST 22 December 2021.

The successful applicant will be notified by email on the week starting 10 January 2022.

Please ensure you read the guidelines before applying.

Please note: in order to participate in the program you will be required to show proof of double vaccination.

For enquiries, including questions regarding access needs, get in touch: info@centreforstories.com

Submit application here.

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