The Sydney Story Factory and the Museum of Contemporary Art are excited to announce a new collaborative workshop program - Unmapping: Charting New Paths to Creativity. SSF and MCA are seeking to appoint four artists to collaborate on a workshop program whichwill take place throughout 2017-2018.
On Thursday January 26, we were honoured to have been at the 2017 Yabun Festival in Victoria Park. Throughout the day we asked visitors to our stall to contribute a line of poetry to answer the question, What does January 26 mean to you? The results were a long, emotional and inspiring poem created by our community that we live tweeted on our Twitter account.
Give something special this Christmas. Just $30 could change the life of a marginalised child. You can give an at-risk young person the chance to unleash their imagination and find their voice. What an amazing gift that is.
It's not many organisations that can boast confidently that their annual report is definitely NOT boring. But we do. Our Annual Report for 2015-16 provides a great snapshot of a year at the Sydney Story Factory. And what an amazing year it was! Read on...
And with that... the inaugural Pen to Paper Challenge is done. Phew! The collective amount of words set down during September by over 110 participants – and corresponding dollars raised for the Sydney Story Factory – has been simply mind blowing.
Come join us on Saturday 17 September for our Writers' Survival Salon. It's a family-friendly event for those who enjoy the lonely pursuit of writing (or are desperate for a break from it). We'll have activities running all afternoon and promise it'll be loads of fun.
The inaugural Pen to Paper Challenge is off and racing! Dozens of wonderful writers of all ages have committed to writing their hearts out through September to help keep the creativity alive at the Sydney Story Factory. Follow our Writers on Writing Blog to see how everyone's progressing!
James Powditch's wonderful portrait of our co-founder and executive director, Cath Keenan, is currently in the Salon des Refuses at the SH Ervin Gallery. To read Cath's story in Look magazine about sitting for the portrait, and how Sydney Story Factory kids helped to create it, click here.
Have you been working on a story you think is pretty awesome? Perhaps you'd like to submit it and test your chances in the crazy world of writing competitions. Here are a few that have come to our attention of late.
As part of NAIDOC Week 2016 the Sydney Story Factory will run two workshops at Barangaroo. The workshops will include a tour of the foreshore with experienced guides; participants will hear stories about the people, animals and plants of the area and come up with their own story. As part of the workshop participants will add their work to a huge story mural on the wall of the Barangaroo Cutaway.
As we get busier, the Sydney Story Factory is looking to create a roster of paid casual storytellers. We are after 2 to 3 people we can call on to run a range of creative writing and storytelling workshops, from our one-off bookmaking and script-writing workshops through to series workshops.
You too can be part of the magic that happens every day at the Sydney Story Factory. Watch our video and let Cath explain the 3 easy ways you can get involved and start changing young lives, one story at a time.
We're hiring! Are you an Indigenous person with a gift for storytelling who loves working with young people? We're looking for someone with a completed or nearly completed teaching degree to run writing workshops with diverse groups of young people.