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Applications close: Thursday 12 March 2020 (11.59pm AEDT) 

To discuss your application, please contact, Joanne Brown, Manager First Nations Strategic Development, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Arts, 02 9215 9046 or 0490 299 495 or  email

From Magabala Books:

“Dear writers, friends and networks,

We’re thrilled to announce that we are partnering with the Australia Council for the Arts to present a residency for mid-career First Nations writers to be held in Broome between 4-13 May 2020.

The residency will enable 6 participants to be immersed in their craft and have the space to reflect and reconnect to their practice in collaboration with likeminded creatives. It is also an opportunity to share insights into the publishing industry. It will enable further discussion around First Nations Literature and its place within the Australian contemporary society, along with generating ideas to further develop your practice. 

This residency is open to mid-career to established First Nations Writers who have published a minimum of one book and have an ISBN and barcode.

All travel expenses, accommodation and meals are included. Successful applicants will also receive a fee of $1,000.”