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Arena Residencies 2020 x3

Arena Magazine

About the organisation

Arena magazine interrogates social, cultural and political phenomena both within Australia and on a global scale. It is a platform for the development and exploration of new ideas that contribute to a more equitable, just and environmentally sustainable world. The residency program will enable young writers and artists from various backgrounds to develop their ideas, improve their writing and editing skills and culminate in the publication of their work. 

Arena is offering three residencies to young writers and/or artists who either live, work or study in the city of Yarra. The residency program will be based out of the Arena project space on Kerr St in Fitzroy, and will offer young people an opportunity to develop and publish their work.

Residents will develop a piece of writing or body of work that explores social, cultural, or political phenomena from a critical perspective. Each resident will be assigned a mentor with experience in the area of their work and will have full access to resources in the Arena library.

Residency details:

  • 12 week access to the Arena Project Space (27th March – 21st May)
  • Desk/internet/printing facilities
  • Library of critical journals
  • Editing assistance

The residency program will culminate in the publication of an article or body of work of each resident in Arena’s quarterly magazine. Arena will also hold a public event at the end of the program where each resident will be offered the opportunity to present their work to a broader audience.

Residency Requirements:

The residency program is open to young people aged 18-25 who live, work or study in Melbourne. It is expected that successful applicants will make full use of the Arena Project Space throughout the 12-week program.

Arena encourages Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds to apply.  

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