Important Announcements from State Government

Just prior to Christmas, the State Government made two important announcements.

Arts Organisations Investment Program
For arts organisations seeking multi-year funding, please note that the Program Guide for the Arts Organisation Investment Program (starting in 2020) is available now.
Find out more on the DLGSC website.
Information sessions will also be held in the new year (details available soon).

Premier's Book Awards
On 20/12/2018 the Minister for Culture and the Arts released a media statement announcing that entry for the Premier’s Book Awards will open on January 2. For details of the Awards you can consult the State Library of Western Australia’s website.

Podcasts for you

We’re excited to be able to share three podcasts from the 2018 WA Writing and Publishing Sector Forum. These sessions were all hugely popular with our live audiences and are rich with information for writers and other sector practitioners.
Measuring Social Impact with June Moorhouse, Nin Kirkham and Kate Noske.
Podcasting - the Next Big Thing? with Claire Miller, Sarah Tout and Meri Fatin.
The Art of Live with Laurie Steed, Jan Nicholls and Meri Fatin.

AFCC 2019 - Call for Papers

Proposals for the Asian Festival of Children's... Read more

Author Event: Lynette Noni

Author of the Medoran Chronicles Read more

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Would you like to host Writers on the Road in 2019?

If you would like Writers on the Road to visit your community in 2019 then please contact us at writingWA.
Sharon Flindell, CEO, T: 9228 9908


Congratulations to the WA authors shortlisted for the 2019 Indie Awards:


  • The Shepherd's Hut by Tim Winton 

Young Adult

  • Hive by A.J. Betts 
  • Catching Teller Crow by Ambelin Kwaymullina & Ezekiel Kwaymullina
 The winners will be announced on 18 March.