Submit your story
Help us celebrate regional WA arts and artists with your stories!
We love to tell everyone we can about what’s happening with arts in regional WA. Your stories are one of the major ways we share the value of what the arts can do for regional WA.
Getting the stories straight from the source (you!) rather than waiting for us to hear about them after a project is finished means they are fresher and more likely to get published in the mainstream media. That means a bigger audience and more support for regional arts in WA.
What to write about
- Any artistic project you’re currently engaged in or have planned for the future.
- Any advice you have for other artists, arts workers or arts audiences based on a previous project or event: Tips you wish you’d had before you started!
- Any takeaways from a conference or summit.
- Any big new ideas you’d like to tell people in regional WA arts about.
- Any great photos or videos from regional WA artists, arts organisations or events, as long as you provide a few words for context and credit for the images.
- Stories do not need to involve Regional Arts WA funded projects, programs or events. As long as they involve the arts in Regional WA we’re happy to share!
Great examples of regional arts stories
- Share your experience so others can benefit, like Grace Crogan did in 6 tips for funding your youth arts project.
- Experience with the technical aspects of the arts world are especially valuable to your fellow artists and arts workers. We had a huge response to Kirsty Duffy’s outline on how to implement a remote working model.
- Maybe you work with someone with great ideas who you can interview, like when we asked Ruby Liddelow for her tips for building a successful arts workshop.
- If you’re in WA’s regional arts sector and have something new to announce, we’re happy to tell everyone! You can write a press release like Euphorium and Ravensthorpe Regional Arts Council did to announce their partnership.
- If you’ve just completed a project writing a story is a great way to document your own process, capture the thoughts of the participants and share your successes – like this yarn about the Faces of West Arthur project.
Length and deadlines
- Facebook or Instagram: Up to 150 words – shorter is better. Make sure to include at least 1 great image to catch people’s attention. Include a link if you want people to find out more.
- Website: Stories can be up to 1000 words. If possible include 2-3 images.
- When sending images please attach them to an email or message as separate files (JPEG or PNG) rather than saving them into a document.
- Deadlines: If your story needs to be published by a certain date please specify. Stories must be submitted at least 10 working days before publication deadline. eNews is published on the 3rd Wednesday of every month.
How do I make my story shine?
- Great images will allow your story to reach a much wider audience, think about if you have got (or can get) any excellent pictures. Please do not send pictures without correct credit as we will be unable to publish them.
- People love hearing from artists, so make sure to quote them! If that’s you don’t be shy, tell us about your inspirations and thoughts – as much as you’re comfortable.
Where do I send my stories?
- Stories can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or messaged to the Regional Arts WA Facebook page.
- Make sure to publish the stories yourself too. On social media, on your website, in your local paper – wherever. We’ll try and reach as many people as we can, but it’s your story: Tell the world around you about how great regional arts are for WA!
What will you do with the stories I send in?
- We will put them on our website, social media and eNews.
- If any changes need to be made we will always ask you before we publish.
- We will share your experiences when we talk to others about regional arts.