MPavilion 2019 Writer in Residence Applications Now Open

Maddee Clark speaking at MRELAY—Beyond Diversity: Creating Global Cities at MPavilion 2018. Photo by Alan Weedon.

“There’s often a false binary asserted between critics and practitioners. I think the [MPavilion] program has encouraged me to think about the potential—and the urgent need—for critics, activists, and industry people to dialogue in an open, ongoing and collaborative way. It has prompted me to think about the project of making my own critique and critical writing ‘useful’…”
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Maddee Clark, MPavilion’s 2018 Writer in Residence.

MPavilion is excited to bring our inaugural Writer in Residence program back in 2019, following the success of Maddee Clarke’s residency in 2018. In partnership with the Copyright Agency Cultural Fund and the State Library, we are searching for emerging Indigenous writers to engage, learn and write at MPavilion during our 2019 season.

Commencing in January 2020, over the course of the residency the writer will be provided with a dedicated workspace at the State Library or MPavilion, and will receive support from Bridget Caldwell (co-editor for Archer Magazine, The Lifted Brow and managing editor of Blak Brow), as well as fortnightly mentoring from Maddee Clark (Yugambeh writer, editor, curator and MPavilion’s 2018 Writer-in-Residence).

The participating writer will be required to produce three new long-form essays on the conversations happening at MPavilion throughout the season, with a particular focus on our monthly themes, that will be published on the MPavilion website and in The Lifted Brow. They will also be integrally involved in the MPavilion 2019/20 program, with the opportunity to collaborate on, speak at, and attend events throughout the season.

Application criteria and key dates are available here.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Wominjeka (Welcome). We acknowledge the Yaluk-ut Weelam as the traditional custodians of the land on which we meet. Yaluk-ut Weelam means ‘people of the river camp’ and is connected with the coastal land at the head of Port Phillip Bay, extending from the Werribee River to Mordialloc. The Yaluk-ut Weelam are part of the Boon Wurrung, one of the five major language groups of the greater Kulin Nation. We pay our respects to the land, their ancestors and their elders—past, present and to the future.