Brown's Mart runs a number of Early Stage Development programs to support the creation of new ideas and the development of new voices.


First Nations Writing Program 

Brown’s Mart collaborates with Moogahlin Performing Arts to deliver an annual First Nations Writing Program to support the development of new ideas from First Nations Artists. Up to 6 Artists are supported with a wage to help them work with First Nations writers, dramaturgs and directors curated by the team at Moogahlin. 


Fresh Ink 

The Fresh Ink National Mentoring Program is for emerging writers and runs annually from April–December.  The initiative is implemented in partnership with ATYP and has been running in Darwin for the past 5 years. It links industry professionals as mentors to young writers. Throughout the year young writers produce two short works as well as attend monthly meetings with their mentor to hone their skills and build their writing community. 



The Brown’s Mart residency is an annual 3 day, 2-night residency connecting artists with each other and national mentors. It provides opportunity to further artists’ work and gives them the time and space to explore their ideas. It is based on a successful trial in 2019 of a model designed by Tasmania Performs and supported by Performing Lines. Each year 12 artists will join 3 national mentors over a weekend in July. 

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