NYWF seeks new members from Newcastle or the Hunter region to join the Board of the National Young Writers’ Festival. Expressions of interest are invited by Wednesday 28 February 2018.
NYWF’s strategic objectives are:
To provide an immersive, residential festival experience where young writers – as participants, performers and audiences – celebrate their community of peers
To support organic, playful and ambitious practice and champion different forms of storytelling
To reflect the evolving writing community with a fresh and relevant annual program curated by young writers for young writers
To provide a forum for spontaneous connection between participants, performers and audiences
To demonstrate best practice as a mentoring organisation, facilitating a supportive professional development environment for a young staff and for participants in the festival
NYWF is a volunteer-run organisation. The festival is curated and delivered by a small staff team of early-career arts practitioners who volunteer on a two-year basis, gaining considerable personal and professional experience. NYWF Board members play a strong advisory, mentoring, and administrative role in the development and operation of the Festival and support of its staff team.