Arena Residency Program

Arena Residencies 2020 – Update September 2020

Propose a Project and Become an Arena Residency Holder

Despite the effects of Covid-19, Arena’s 2020 residency program is on track.

Present residency holders have had to reconceive their projects in these new circumstances, and a new residency place has become available. If you are interested in taking up a residency, send us a proposal outlining your project. Residencies commence 1 October; applications close 20 September.

Arena’s residencies are for emerging writers and activists thinking deeply about the nature of contemporary society and our future. Residencies provide resources and support to research and develop ideas creatively and critically around topics and issues related to these larger concerns.

Residencies will take place remotely as the Arena Project Space is closed, but residency holders will still have the opportunity to meet and work electronically with the Arena editors and others involved in the Arena project.

Successful applicants receive a $500 stipend for the development of their project, which will culminate in the publication of a non-fiction article, or other creative outcome. Residencies focused on performance or exhibition are not suitable under present circumstances.

Summary:
12 weeks to develop a non-fiction piece of writing, or other suitable project, with the support of Arena editors and others:

  • $500 stipend
  • Editing assistance/mentoring
  • Likely publication in Arena Online or Arena Quarterly

To apply, please fill out the form below, which outlines what we need to know about you and your project.
Send any questions to:

Arena Residency Application Form

Contact Information

Personal details*

PLEASE DETAIL YOUR CURRENT WORK (IF APPLICABLE) OR WHAT YOU HAVE OR ARE STUDYING (IF APPLICABLE) AND A BRIEF BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY (300 WORDS MAX)

Interests/experiences/skills*

DESCRIBE ANY RELEVANT EXPERIENCE OR SKILLS OR INTERESTS (300 WORDS MAX)

Title*

(30 words max)

Summary of your idea/piece/project*

(300 words max)

Piece/project needs*

ARE THERE SPECIFIC COLLECTIONS/MATERIALS THAT YOU WILL NEED TO USE FOR YOUR PROJECT/PIECE? DO YOU HAVE ACCESS TO THEM? HOW CAN ARENA HELP YOU ACCESS THEM? (300 WORDS MAX)

Piece/project purpose*

WHAT MOTIVATES THIS PIECE OR PROJECT? ARE THERE COMMUNITY/PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT OR CREATIVE OUTCOMES THAT MAY ENSUE FOLLOWING YOUR PROJECT? (300 WORDS MAX)

Have you already commenced*

IF YES, PLEASE OUTLINE WHEN THE PROJECT/PIECE WAS STARTED, THE CURRENT STATE OF PROGRESS, AND HOW THIS RESIDENCY WILL ASSIST FURTHER PROGRESS. (300 WORDS MAX)

Referees

PLEASE PROVIDE NAMES AND CONTACT DETAILS OF ONE OR TWO REFEREES FAMILIAR WITH YOUR WORK AND/OR CHARACTER

Referee #1

Referee #2

How did you hear about the Arena residency?*

(30 WORDS MAX)

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