Submissions are now open for the INSPIRE Writer in Residence initiative 2021

Following the success of the inaugural INSPIRE Writer in Residence initiative last year, the National Trust of Western Australia is excited to announce a new partnership with the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries to deliver a second round of residencies in 2021.

In 2021, the INSPIRE initiative expands to offer five residencies, with $5000 stipends, across five heritage properties. New opportunities for 2021 include potential residencies at Woodbridge in Guildford and the East Perth Cemeteries, as well as continuing to offer Peninsula Farm in Maylands, Samson House Cottage in Fremantle and the Curtin Family Home in Cottesloe.

INSPIRE is an exciting opportunity for Western Australian writers to undertake a residency in one of five National Trust properties in the Perth metropolitan area, between June and September 2021. Benefits include opportunities for research, creative and professional development, encouraging excellence in writing and nurturing connections with potential publishers.

Closing dates and timelines

Applications for residencies in 2021 will close Monday 19 April 2021. Applications will be accepted electronically only and must be received by midnight.

Applicants will be notified in May 2021.

The five residencies will take place between June and September 2021.

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