Stories from the Future – Apply Now!

Re-imagining the arts

Are you a culturally diverse creative, arts worker, performer, writer, director or artist of any art form?

Join us for a free workshop series to imagine a future where cultural diversity is present at every level in the arts!

Our NSW, SA, ACT and WA workshops are co-hosted with our key state partners – The Street, Community Arts Network, and Nexus Arts with support from Country Arts WA & Country Arts SA. Some spaces available to people in other States/Territories. The workshop flows from the personal to the structural and systemic; including exercises that reflect upon experiences of marginalisation in the arts to group exercises of collectively imagining milestones and actions along a timeline towards an equitable culturally diverse arts scene in 2050. The workshops are open to creatives and arts workers of First Nations, culturally diverse, migrant and refugee backgrounds.



Workshop outcomes will be shared via short films, podcasts, a report, written works and more to reach a national audience and evoke steps towards equitable change by providing a platform for culturally diverse voices in the creative sector to be heard and network. Sydney University’s Dr Remy Low, Lecturer from the Sydney School of Education and Social Work, will be a workshop facilitator. Timelines and collective ideas from the interstate workshops will be shared in a report next year.

Register now

  • For Adelaide, SA workshops, apply soon as spaces are filling up fast.
  • Feel free to contact for a direct invitation to a Nov 21 or Nov 22 workshop. First Nations creatives are also welcome to attend.
  • Country Arts SA has also opened a Quick Response Grant that regional applicants can apply for to attend an Adelaide Stories from the Future workshop.
  • Previous submissions/intakes from culturally diverse creatives/arts workers are priority submissions and have been contacted.

Current Workshops

  • Adelaide, SA Workshops – Co-hosted by Nexus Arts with support from Country Arts SA on 21 or 22 November 2019.

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Project Updates

In January 2019, we kicked off the first workshops in NSW at Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre and Parramatta Artists Studios with a range of artists and arts workers from across the creative sector.

Check out the workshop coverage at Peril Magazine and read Salaat by Omar Sakr, a poem inspired by a personal reflection upon the connections between the past, present and future at the workshop. Also read Islandless Islanders: the very real threat of climate change by Winnie Dunn at SBS Life for another reflective piece inspired by the workshop. At Peril Magazine, Monica Kumar also explores the present and the future state of being in The year is 2050 and nothing much has changed.

In March and April 2019, we launched the first introductory short films based on the NSW Stories from the Future workshops at two events with Councillor Charishma Kaliyanda and Councillor Patricia Prociv.The introductory films were launched as part of the celebrations for Harmony Day: Forum For Home at Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre and the Stories from the Future social mixer at Parramatta Artists Studios. Stay tuned to this space for the online short films coming soon.