The Centre for Stories works closely with other organisations in the community arts. This includes friends in Perth and internationally. Our partnerships are collaborations that share expertise, discover fresh voices, and widen the audiences for all organisations involved.
The Blue Room Theatre is Western Australia’s home of independent theatre. The Centre for Stories works with The Blue Room Theatre to connect playwrights and storytellers to bring a portion of stories collected by the Centre to the stage.
Screenwest is Western Australia’s screen funding and development organisation. The Centre for Stories and Screenwest have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to explore and develop opportunities for diverse storytellers to bring their stories to screen.
Perth Festival is an annual curated multi-arts festival. Each year the Centre for Stories hosts a number of literary events in the week leading up to Perth Festival’s Writers Week.
Rumata ArtSpace is an independent creative arts centre located in Makassar, Indonesia. Rumata and the Centre for Stories are developing an author exchange program that will result in a month long residency in Makassar for a West Australian author and one in Perth for a writer from Makassar. Each residency will culminate in the participation of each author in their host city’s writers festival.
Community Arts Network (CAN) is Australia’s longest running and leading community arts and cultural development organisation.The Centre for Stories works in partnership with CAN to provide a platform for Aboriginal storytellers who wish to share stories with the wider community. These stories increase the representation of diverse stories, voices and histories in Western Australia.
The Alex Hotel is an independent boutique hotel in the heart of Perth. The Centre for Stories occasionally hosts events at the Alex with the intention of supporting local business and bringing our stories to new audiences in a unique venue.
Underground Books is the official book seller at our Literary Mixers events. They are a not-for-profit bookstore that specialises in debut Australian titles. Funds from the store go towards supporting Underground Writers projects which provide information, education and encouragement to emerging Australian writers.