Projects

Here is a sample of projects undertaken by the Centre.

Funded by the City of Perth, Side Walks is a dynamic, one-day celebration of storytelling in its various forms across Northbridge and the Perth CBD.

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Inclusion Matters is a new fellowship and mentoring project at the Centre for Stories for emerging writers funded by the Copyright Agency and the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries.

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Saga Sisterhood is a transformative performance project for women from communities who identify as South Asian that come from non-performer backgrounds but all have something to say about love, friendship, belonging, family and identity. Funded by the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries.

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Bright Lights, No City documented the experiences of nine LGBTQIA+ youth that had grown up in regional Western Australia. These oral and written stories touched on love, desire, suffering, pain, and adolescence. Funded by Catalyst.

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Voices for Change trained a group of advocates to share their personal stories of family and domestic violence. These stories sought to enlighten the general public about the uniqueness of each person’s journey and encouraged a rethinking of stereotypes, acting as a call to action. Funded by Ruah Community Services.

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In collaboration with the School of Education and Curtin University’s Place Activation, Lunchtime Stories was a project that involved five international students sharing their experiences at Curtin.

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The Indian Ocean Mentoring Project is a program involving ten writers of Indian Ocean heritage. The project has resulted in appearances at Perth Festival Writers Week as well as the development of an anthology titled Wave After Wave. Funded by the Department of Local Government, Sport, and Cultural Industries.

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Alkimos Storytelling for Community Building recognised the value of storytelling in developing a community, and fostering a sense of place. In collaboration with the City of Wanneroo, Lendlease and LandCorp, the project included two phases: story collection and the development of a radio play. This project was jointly funded by Lendlease, LandCorp and the City of Wanneroo.

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The Anatomy of Belonging trained seven locals to speak about ideas of home. The project collected stories that touched on daily life, responsibility, family, place, and community. Funded by the Western Australian Museum.

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If On A Winter’s Day A Traveller was a participatory project that collected stories from the public. These were edited into three posters about belonging, death, nature, fiction, and writing itself, and displayed in the city as part of the Winter Arts Festival. Funded by the City of Perth.

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Ways of Being Here was a mentoring program involving five writers of African heritage. The stories engaged with ideas of migration, identity, home, war, and the poetic. It resulted in an anthology by Margaret River Press and appearances at Perth Writers Week. Funded by the Department of Culture and the Arts (WA).

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Food, Faith and Love was a ten-part video series that celebrated our multicultural heritage. Participants spoke about relationships, cuisine, belief, religion, and rituals. Funded by the Office of Multicultural Interests.

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A Mile in My Shoes provided an insight into the lives of thirty extraordinary people through a performance involving walking and storytelling. Audiences listened to stories about sex work, mining, bereavement, marriage, and parenthood. Developed in partnership with the Empathy Museum and funded by Perth Festival.

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