Applications for National Young Writers’ Festival (NYWF) and Electrofringe now open

Applications are now open for the National Young Writers’ Festival (NYWF) and Electrofringe Showcase at TiNA, which are taking place as part of This is Not Art (TiNA) 2014.

Want to be part of NYWF 2014?

The NYWF team is excited to announce that it is now accepting artist submissions for its 2014 program. Each October, hundreds of emerging and established young writers converge in Newcastle, take over its empty spaces to talk and perform words, create new friends, networks and ideas, and leave feeling energised and inspired.

This year the NYWF is leaving no literary stone unturned. They are looking to include a wide scope of artists in their program with different experiences, backgrounds and talents – a passion for writing is the only non-negotiable requirement.

If you feel as strongly about words as they do, they want to hear from you, so send them your ideas and an insight into what it is about writing that gets you going. If you’re young (under 35), living anywhere in Australia and you’re passionate about writing, then congratulations! You’ve met all the selection criteria. They want YOU to take part and contribute to the 2014 National Young Writers’ Festival.

Download the NYWF Artist Callout Info Pack, and get applying!

Applications to be submitted via their Submission Form by midnight, 23 April 2014.

If you have any questions please email

Want to be part of Electrofringe 2014?

The annual Electrofringe Showcase brings artists and audiences together in one venue for an epic day of show and tell. It’s an interactive exhibition and program that presents the most exciting new media and electronic art projects from across Australia and internationally.

Electrofringe is looking for work – both in progress and complete – that explores new technologies in interesting and innovative ways, or finds ways of using old technologies to create new experiences and ideas. Artists are invited to apply from a broad range of disciplines including electronics, kinetics, experimental interfaces, sound, music, video, film, projection, installation, data mapping, networked and online collaborations, locative technologies, mobile artworks, live art, software art, hacking, app development, research, culture jamming and all hybrid and new genres that haven’t yet been invented. You could do anything, really!

To give you an idea of the type of work they’re looking for, check out this video of highlights from the Electrofringe TiNA 2013 showcase: If you are applying to present video-related work, inclusion of a projector or display amongst the equipment you can provide will be a big help in presenting your work. With video works please ensure your work directly explores and appropriates film/video as a technological medium and is not just a film of a performance.

Applications to Electrofringe are to be submitted via their Submission Form by midnight, 2 May 2014.

If you have any questions about your application you can email them at