Residency Project

Hajer’s installation piece Headphone Stories at Unspoken Words festival 2018. Photo by Elena Cortez.

We are hosting a creative hub for storytellers and artists, Jan – July 2019. The residency, comprised of an artist studio and a public program, will be based on knowledge exchange and collaboration.

We are open for expressions of interest in the following areas:

  • Artists to join the studio (details below)
  • Program manager to operate day-to-day in the space (this is a paid position — get in touch for details)
  • Artists / presenters to deliver specific workshops
  • Other collaborations — let us know what you have in mind!

Please contact us to be involved with any of the above! Email unspokenwords.festival@gmail.com or call Emma on 0422 146 729. Expressions of interest close Thurs 17 January.

With respect to Gadigal & Wangal peoples and culture, since time immemorial on the grounds of the residency (now-called Lewisham).

Location: The Yanada Room

The creative hub is based in the Yanada Room, a new community space in Lewisham (near the light rail and train station). The residency is managed by the Inner West Council.

Opening hours: 8am – 8pm, Mon – Thurs (additional Friday – Sunday times available by appointment)

The space is physically accessible (flat ground, even surfaces, wide doorways, close to public transport) and has a functioning accessible and gender-neutral bathroom. Contact us if there’s anything more we can tell you or do to make you feel comfortable in the space.

Artist Studio

This is a FREE opportunity. Participating studio artists will gain access to the room during opening hours to work on their independent creative projects. The studio operates on the principles of knowledge exchange and interdisciplinary collaboration, and will include shared meals and a weekly workshopping / showing of creative works. Studio artists can also run workshops / sessions from the space. To be involved, let us know what you’d like to create in the space.

Public Program

Creative Hive
The hive is a regular weekly timeslot (most likely on Wednesdays), open to the public, for all to use the studio as a creative space.

Workshops
These sessions, open to the public, will be presented by field experts and will cover areas such as writing and storytelling skills, performance technique, industry experience (such as tax and legal knowledge for artists), and mental health for artists.

Other Sessions
Other events may include performances, exhibitions, social events or cinema screenings.