Defining Normality – Digital Residency

Expression of Interest

$1000 digital residency with TasWriters to produce a new piece of work.  Supported by the Copyright Agency, who have funded this residency.

EOI open until 31st May 2020
Pieces due 31st August 2020

We are looking for writers to write in any genre to the theme of ‘defining normality’. TasWriters is exploring the concept of writers and storytellers shaping history and experience into culture.

Residents will receive:

  • $1000
  • One year complementary membership to TasWriters
  • An invitation to be interviewed about your work and profiled for our platforms
  • An invitation to take part in the 2021 Hobart Writers Festival


The vision of TasWriters is a cultural landscape that evokes, supports and celebrates Tasmanian stories. Where storytellers are encouraged and acknowledged as powerful drivers of culture. The aim of this residency, outside of injecting much needed money into the community and enable literary creation, is to shed light on the powerful role that writers play in the cultural landscape.

During this crisis we are choosing not to place tight strictures on how writers interpret this residency, or how it will be delivered. Word length is not specified but more substantial works may be given more weighting in the selection process. Writers of different genres and styles are encouraged to apply. The closing date of August 30th, 2020 is for the completion of written work, however if your piece requires further time due to other factors (Illustration, performance, musical score for example) those elements do not need to be completed by this date.

To express your interest, tell us:

  • Your name
  • Your genre/style
  • The general outline of your concept
  • How will your piece best be shared with audiences (read, heard, seen, etc)

Please submit your expressions of interest to on or before the 31st of May 2020. If you have any questions, feel free to email them to admin and we will do our best to support you.

is residency is supported by the Copyright Agency Cultural Fund