First Nations Writing Program

2022 dates yet to be announced

September 6th – 10th 2021


What is the program?

This week-long program is for up to 6 First Nation writers from the NT to work on the development of their ideas. It will be held in the Brown’s Mart precinct and will be led by Bunuba man and theatre maker Fred Copperwaite.


What are we looking for?

New ideas for scripts from First Nations artists. Scripts may be at any stage of development from an initial idea, a handful of pages of dialogue, one or two scenes, a treatment or a rough draft, poems, songs or other forms.


How will it work?

Writers will work alongside Frederick to develop their ideas. Discussion, exercises and the reading of the scripts will assist artists to advance their ideas to the next stage of development. Writers will be paid a wage for the week and will be given access to computers, the internet and printing facilities.


How do I apply and when is it due?

Application is via an Expression of Interest form. The deadline is close of business August 23rd 2021

Download the Application here


What if I want more information?

If you would like to discuss your application or for more information about the program please contact:

Sophia Hall:

Or phone the Brown’s Mart office 8981 5522

Brown's Mart Arts Ltd

(T/as Brown’s Mart)
ABN: 67 141 763 895


12 Smith Street Darwin City
GPO Box 3451, Darwin NT 0801

Core Funder


Get In Touch

P: 08 8981 5522
(during normal business hours only)



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Cnr Smith Street & Harry Chan Avenue
[opposite bus terminal]