Applications extended to Thursday 17 August, 11.59pm
Hello and welcome to LOST IN BOOKS and our literary residency program, IN OTHER WORDS.
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The opportunity: A paid residency to develop new work in languages other than English, over eight weeks in Fairfield, South Western Sydney. Artists will be paid $2500 per residency.
The space: You will be given a desk in a light-filled studio at the back of LOST IN BOOKS multilingual kids' bookshop. You will share the space with one other artist and, from time to time, with a LOST IN BOOKS staff member.
The perks: We will feed you two meals each day from our in-house kitchen. Expect delicious, loving home-cooking with Iraqi roots. Connection to a public hungry to read quality literature in their own languages. Connection to publishers. Opportunity to be showcased in an annual literary Mother Tongue Festival to celebrate literature and creative expression in languages other than English. The first Festival will launch in February 2018.
Our expectations: We expect that you will be part of making LOST IN BOOKS an inclusive, generous, enabling, joyful and fun place. We require you to deliver a community workshop and to participate in an end-of-residency celebration.
Intellectual property: The work you make remains yours - you retain copyright. However, we will ask you to grant us a licence to celebrate your work and our connection with you, on terms that we agree.
Our limitations: We do not have budget to support any flights or accommodation. Whilst we will work to help artists from outside Sydney to find affordable accommodation, you are responsible for finding your own suitable accommodation.
Applications close Thursday 17 August 2017, 11.59pm
Residency dates: 28 August 2017 - 20 October 2017
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Questions? Email hello(at)lostinbooks.com.au
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