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Emerging Writers' Incubator 2023: Expressions of interest for host production companies

Screen Australia is seeking expressions of interest from production companies to take part in the third year of placements for the Emerging Writers’ Incubator.

Under the program, six successful writers from backgrounds with lived experiences currently underrepresented in the sector will be employed for 12 months in six production companies around the country, with the next placements expected to commence from November 2023.

The production companies will each receive up to $80,000 to cover the salary for the writer, and are expected to facilitate opportunities and support the writer to perform and develop their skills.

The Emerging Writers’ Incubator is presented by SBS and Screen Australia, in partnership with Screen NSW, Screen Queensland, Screenwest, Screen Tasmania, VicScreen and the South Australian Film Corporation, and with the assistance of the Australian Writers’ Guild.


Expressions of Interest are open for companies to participate in the third year of the initiative. To find out about eligibility requirements and submit your expression of interest, click here.

Applications close at 5pm Thursday 2 March 2023.

Successful companies will be notified by Thursday 6 April 2023.


More information for writers wishing to participate in this program will be announced soon. If you are an individual interested in applying, please contact your local state screen agency.

Information on last year’s recipients is available here.