Creating new artistic work takes bravery, creativity, and talent; but it also takes time, space, and financial freedom. However diverse their circumstances, all emerging writers and artists share one common need: support.
The Next Chapter writers’ scheme and Signal Boost podcasting mentorship programme aim to provide emerging writers and podcasters with just that. Presented annually by the Wheeler Centre, they’re dedicated to uncovering and nurturing a new generation of writers and podcasters by giving them time and space to craft a voice and a career.
Every year, ten writers and ten podcasters are chosen from across Australia, given financial support and access to professional development opportunities, and are each matched with a dedicated mentor. Through these mentorships, tomorrow’s outstanding emerging voices are steered and supported by today’s storytelling icons.
Join Next Chapter recipient Mia Nie, her mentor Sarah Howell, Signal Boost participant Cherie Minniecon, and her mentor Timmah Ball, as they discuss the varied forms support for emerging writers and podcasters can take, and the unique qualities of mentorships.
Hosted by Sophie Black
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