This strategic plan has been developed to help Writers Victoria to grow membership and extend the reach of programs, participants, audiences and impact.

In the year of 2017-2020, Writers Victoria will:

  • Work with professional writers and industry experts to extend high-quality literary program of effective and relevant artform- and professional-development opportunities, providing a credible, flexible and affordable alternative to formal education.
  • Deliver a comprehensive suite of services and activities with a range of topics, formats and price points in response to the needs, interests and ambitions of members and participants.
  • Extend and deepen our cross-sector partnerships with specialist organisations to ensure projects with writers from diverse cultural backgrounds (including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander writers), young writers, regional writers and writers with disability are strategic, community-led and recognise cultural competencies and protocols.
  • Engage with topical issues and initiatives such as the rollout of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), National Broadband Network (NBN) and other non-arts government agendas in order to ensure work is current and responsive to economic and social change.
  • Collaborate with partners, colleague organisations, government, industry and national stakeholders (within and outside of the arts sector) to develop complementary program ideas and new opportunities in order to achieve the best possible outcomes for Victoria’s writers.
  • Capitalise on the size and authority of our membership to lead on sector issues, advocate on behalf of writers, and increase recognition of Writers Victoria as the peak body for writers and writing in the state.
  • Work to secure the future programs for regional and diverse writers to support writers from under-served communities who may otherwise miss out.
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