The Borderlands Project Secures Arts NT Funding
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In June 2018, the Borderlands Project team secured a $22,200 Strategic Grant from Arts NT in addition to $5,000 of seed funding from Charles Darwin University, to support a crucial first phase of the project.
Phase 1 of the project researches the viability and feasibility of the project. Over the past four months the team, led by Dr Glenn Morrison of Alice Springs, have researched the current climate of literary journals in Australia and investigated what a Northern Territory literary journal could add to this space and how the journal could be sustainable. Consultations and interviews with key stakeholders and literary journal editors are still ongoing, yet Dr Glenn Morrison will present the findings from the research so far at the Australasian Association of Writing Programs conference in Perth in November.
A survey of potential readers and contributors will be sent out by the beginning of November, to seek their feedback on what they want to see in a dedicated Territory literary journal. The work undertaken in Phase 1 will create a strong foundation for the future direction of the journal, as the project moves into Phase 2 (creating a pilot edition) in 2019.