The South Coast Writers Centre has resorted to crowdfunding to expand their mentoring program for University of Wollongong students.
Each year the not-for-profit hosts up to nine students who help in running 92 regional events and projects.
According to the centre more than hundreds of writers graduate UOW arts courses each year without vital experience needed to find work in the creative industry. However, they believe their internship program lifts the chances of a student finding the right job by 50 per cent.
Their goal is to raise $33,000 for technical equipment, work spaces and to facilitate professional development seminars.
“We believe it is vital to promote regional writers and writing in Australia while fostering creative and professional development for the distinct voices of South Coast writers,” it states on the Chuffed website.
“Writing fosters skills such as communication, comprehension, understanding, critical thought and voice. It is through voice that we decipher who we are and where we stand in this world.”
The SCWC is asking for donations via, https://chuffed.org/project/create-a-future-for-young-writers#/supporters
All donations above $2 are tax deductible.