LUME 2020 Writer in Residence

LUME invites Tasmanian writers to develop a project in response to the Museum collection. The residency will result in public outcomes such as publication/exhibition/event to be negotiated with the Museum. Writers will be offered access to the collection in exchange for written content and public outcomes supported by the Museum such as public readings, exhibitions or events. The Museum is seeking projects that are participatory in nature and support community involvement. It is an expectation that applicants will actively engage with the Museum during their residency including developing content for the Museum’s website, social media and in-house publication. Selected applicants will contribute to the monthly talks program and be invited to deliver a writing workshop for emerging and aspiring writers. Projects which contribute to the Museum’s education, monthly talks and school holiday programs will be favourably considered.

Two successful writers will each receive a $3000 bursary.

When: The residency will be offered over a 6 month period April-Sept 2020 with public outcomes delivered Oct-Dec 2020. How: Projects will be assessed on their capacity to meet the following criteria:

• Creatively responds to the collection to produce imaginative, innovative and high calibre public outcomes

• Celebrates the diversity and richness of Tasmania’s maritime history and heritage

• Emphasises the collection’s ongoing significance, connection and relevance to the Tasmanian community

• Gives voice to underrepresented members of the Tasmanian community

• Provides insight into little known aspects of our maritime heritage

• Broadens audiences locally and beyond

• Increases public awareness of the collection and its value

• Builds on current research by undertaking investigation into the Museum’s collection

• Extends the Museum’s public programs by contributing to outreach, education and exhibition activities

• Provides content for promotion of the Museum and its collection across a variety of platforms (website, social media, Maritime Times, print media etc.)

Information Session: 5:30pm, Tuesday February 11, 2020, Maritime Museum of Tasmania, 16 Argyle Street, Hobart.

Expressions of Interest should contain the following information:

• Name & contact details

• CV

• Project title (can be a working title)

• A brief explanation (300 words) outlining how the applicant intends to respond to the collection and use the residency period

• A description of the intended public outcomes of the project (150 words)

• Details regarding the anticipated support required from the Museum to realise the project (2-3 sentences)

• A sample of the applicant’s writing (1000 words)

Please submit your EOI electronically as a single word/PDF document to: by

5pm FEB 28, 2020 Identify your proposal in the following format: SURNAME_First Initial_LUME 2020


Friday 31 January, 2020
Friday 28 February, 2020
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