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Worlds Collide:
5 Multidisciplinary Exhibitions

To celebrate the power of multidisciplinary practices, we’ve compiled a list of exhibitions that embrace the fluidity between different forms of creativity.

The Aesthetica Awards:
Open for Entries

The Aesthetica Awards open for entries on 1 December, celebrating the best contemporary talent across art, photography, literature and film.

Words for Freedom

The Freedom From Torture poetry competition winner is announced. Brian Doherty was selected by Aesthetica and a panel of jurors.

Connecting Through Culture

Learning a new language can open up a wealth of opportunities in the arts. Goethe-Institut are leading the way, encouraging the study of German.

Visual Writing Prompts

Aesthetica selects five images to inspire your poetry and short fiction. They are ideal writing prompts – dreamlike shores and neon streets.

5 Tips to Inspire Your Writing

Now is the time to get creative with language. Aesthetica presents five key pieces of advice for writing great poetry and short fiction.

Literary Prizes to Enter

Discover 10 literary prizes that are open for entries across poetry, short fiction and performance. Stay home and be inspired by words.

Creative Writing Award: 10 Lines

Aesthetica brings together a collection of ten evocative lines from the Creative Writing Award, chosen to spark your creativity whilst at home.

Images to Inspire Your Writing

Aesthetica selects five images from the archives to inspire your creativity. These atmospheric works are rich in narrative, for a poem or short story.

CWA: Last Chance

The Aesthetica Creative Writing Award is an international literary prize that celebrates poetry and short fiction. Enter by 31 August.

Christina Sanders: Short Fiction Winner

Christina Sanders, winner of Short Fiction in the Aesthetica Creative Writing Award 2017, discusses the opportunities presented by short form.

NGV’s Publishing Prize

The National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, has launched a new international publishing prize as part of the annual Art Book Fair.

Ian M Dudley: Poetry Winner

Poetry Winner Ian M Dudley’s sequence, entitled Business Class, explores the notion of work in a large multinational company.

The 11th Creative Writing Award is Open for Entries

Internationally renowned, the Aesthetica Creative Writing Award is now open for entries for its 11th year, inviting both emerging and established writers.

Aesthetica Creative Writing Award Call for Entries: Two Weeks to Go

There’s still two weeks left to enter this year’s Aesthetica Creative Writing Award. Now in its 10th year, the award is internationally renowned and is judged by literary experts. Entries close 31 August.

Aesthetica Creative Writing Award Call for Entries: Prizes for 2016

Now in its 10th year, the Aesthetica Creative Writing Award is welcoming submissions from emerging and established writers. Prizes include publication, an agent consultation and writing group memberships.

A Celebration of Contemporary Writing: Submissions Open

A celebration of new writing, the Aesthetica Creative Writing Award champions and supports emerging and established writers. Prizes include consultation and memberships to leading literary organisations.

Manifesta 11: Helmhaus and Löwenbräukunst

Löwenbräukunst and Helmhaus are amongst the main exhibition venues at Manifesta 11 2016, including installation, video, sculpture and photography works exploring diverse ideas.

Q+A with Aesthetica Creative Writing Award Finalist, Jo Gatford

Twice finalist in the Aesthetica Creative Writing Award Jo Gatford has now established a new competition for emerging writers, run by her organisation Writers’ HQ.

Q&A with Ríona Judge McCormack, Creative Writing Award Finalist

Ríona Judge McCormack was longlisted for the Aesthetica Creative Writing Award, and has since been discovered by Eve White Agency.

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