Sydney Information Night: 4A Emerging Writers’ Program 2017

4A invites interested applicants to join us on May 25 in Sydney to meet with 4A staff to learn more about the 4A Emerging Writers’ Program, and ask any questions you may have about the Program.

Applications are now open and close 5.00PM Friday 30 June 2017.

Sydney Info Night with 4A Papers Editor Pedro de Almeida- RSVP here.
Guest Speaker: 2016 Emerging Writer Minerva Inwald
5.30PM – 6.30PM, Friday 25 May
4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art, 181-187 Hay St Haymarket, Sydney.

Followed by a screening of He Xiangyu’s The Swim.

The 4A Emerging Writer’s Program is open to Australian students currently undertaking a degree at honours or postgraduate level in art, history or related fields of study at an Australian tertiary institution. This program will be rigorous and is specifically designed for tertiary students with a keen interest in fieldwork research in art and culture, and someone who can demonstrate a flair and passion for writing.

The selected writer will undertake a one-week research trip to a Pacific nation in September 2017. Facilitated by 4A and its networks, the writer will be asked to conceive and deliver two writing outcomes for publication in 4A Papers and Program supporter Art Monthly Australasia. This may include a critical essay, historical research, interview, review, profile, or feature with accompanying online audio-visual content.

The writer will be supported by the team at 4A and in particular by Pedro de Almeida, Editor, 4A Papers and Michael Fitzgerald, Editor, Art Monthly Australasia.

The 4A Emerging Writer’s Program has been developed as part of 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art’s broader professional development program for early career arts professionals. Together with the annual 4A Beijing Studio Program and the biannual 4A Curators’ Intensive, the 4A Emerging Writer’s Program supports emerging Australian talent to work within the Asia-Pacific region.

Applications will be assessed by a panel and the selected writer notified within two weeks following the submission deadline.


If you have any questions in relation to the program or how to apply please contact Pedro de Almeida on (02) 9212 0380 or


The 4A Emerging Writer’s Program is supported by Art Monthly Australasia.