Writers on the Road EOI

Lost in Words, Think+Do Tank Foundation program. Photo: Marian Abboud.

EOIs for the Holiday Break Writers on the Road have closed. 

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The Holiday Break Program is an Office for Regional Youth program designed to provide regional young people (12–24 years old) with access to recreational and social activities that are responsive, free, and local so their creativity, imagination, self-confidence, and self-efficacy is enhanced, as well as their physical, social, cognitive and emotional development skills.

Create NSW is developing strategic targeted initiatives to respond to gaps and opportunities for children and young people participating in arts, screen and culture in regional NSW.

Find out more about the Holiday Break Program.

What can I apply for?

You can apply for $20,000 as an individual and $40,000 for groups/organisations to deliver a program of creative writing workshops in a regional area. At least half of the funding must be allocated to the payment of writers fees, travel and accommodation costs.

This funding will support NSW-based writers and organisations for delivering the workshops, any costs associated with the presentation and promotion of a professional event over the school holidays.

You can select your preferred dates and locations, but final programming will be negotiated with Create NSW staff to ensure even coverage of school holidays and priority regions. Applicants can propose suitable locations; however, priority will be given to projects that target disadvantaged and remote areas and strong regional partnerships.

When can I apply?

Stage 1

  • Applications open Monday 7 March 2022
  • Applications close Wednesday 30 March 2022 at 5pm (AEST).
  • Notification of shortlisted EOI’s 29 April 2022.

Stage 2

  • Consultation period with shortlisted applicants 29 April–3 May 2022.
  • Final submissions 4–6 May 2022.
  • Notification of successful applicants Monday 16 May 2022.


The information on this page is a guide only. We recommend reading the full guidelines before completing your application.

Go to the Writer’s on the Road Program Guidelines (accessible PDF).

*Guidelines updated 17 March 2022.

Apply now

To apply for funding you will need to complete and submit the relevant application form through our secure online grants system SmartyGrants.

What support is available to me? 

We have a range of resources available to assist you with your application. After reviewing these, you may contact a staff member if you need advice regarding these guidelines from 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday.

Portia Lindsay, Strategic Projects and Engagement Coordinator
Email: portia.lindsay@create.nsw.gov.au 
Telephone: 02 8229 2918

David Everist, Manager, Strategic Projects and Engagement
Email: david.everist@create.nsw.gov.au
Telephone: 02 8289 6404

Image: Lost in Words, Think+Do Tank Foundation program. Photo: Marian Abboud.