THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUBMISSIONS
The submission period is now closed.  
 
All submitted items are currently being evaluated by our team of assessors.
A final outcome of the selection process will be announced by the end of January 2017.
If you have submitted materials and have not heard from us, please contact Rebecca on rebecca@outsidethesquare.org.nz.

CALLING ALL WRITERS

We are seeking innovative Henderson stories.  This could be contemporary interpretations of local history, recent events, or imagined future narratives of the people and places in Henderson.
Outside the Square is a new initiative, funded by the Henderson-Massey Local Board, to support  community arts in Henderson. This initial project will commission four to six written works to provide a fresh perspective on the Henderson area.
 
WE ARE LOOKING FOR
We are looking for works that are fiction, creative non-fiction, poetry (long-form or a collection), or scripts for stage, screen, or digital platforms.

SELECTION CRITERIA

Works will be be selected on the following criteria:
 
  • relevance to the project and the Henderson area
  • originality
  • quality of writing
  • feasibility in given time frames
  • ability to generate future place-making opportunities

SUGGESTED THEMES 

Pre-European Histories:
Early Settler Stories:
 
Contemporary stories:

West Auckland Historical Poems:
An introduction to each topic can be found on our Writing Themes page.
 
Please do not hesitate to respond to another relevant Henderson story.

FURTHER RESEARCH

Further research material can be found at: The West Auckland Research Centre, Waitakere Central Library, Level 2, 3 Ratanui Street, Henderson, Tel: 09 440 7003, Email: Library.WestHeritage@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz
You can also visit Local History Online to search the West Auckland Oral History Index, and the West Auckland Images Collection.  
 
Please do not hesitate to respond to another relevant Henderson story.

IF YOU ARE SUCCESSFUL

If you are successful, you will be supported with a grant of $1,500 to $2,250.  Completed works will be showcased at a public event and used by Outside the Square to generate future projects.

 

​You can make submissions between Monday, 21 November 2016 and midnight, Friday 16 December 2016. 

​This is a call for the expression of your idea – completed works will not be accepted.
If you have questions, please contact Rebecca Kunin - Outside the Square Project Manager.
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Outside the Square is funded by the Henderson-Massey Local Board to support community arts in Henderson.