Could You Be A Youth Curator For The YA Collective?


The YA Collective is a dedicated day for YA-lit bringing young people together to talk about the books and topics that matter to them. As a Youth Curator you will work with our Festival Programmers and Creative Mentors to shape the YA Sessions over the Family Weekend. This is a rare opportunity to work with fellow teens and talk about the topics and issues that are relevant and prominent in this popular field of literature. As part of the team you’ll have the opportunity to leave your mark on this program. As a Scribblers Festival Youth Curator you will:

- Have the opportunity to meet Festival guests
- Receive a backstage pass to the Festival Green Room
- Have your profile featured on the Scribblers Festival Blog
- Receive a book pack to take home and add to your book collection.


As a Youth Curator you will work within a team to shape the sessions that will form The YA Collective programming. You will be required to attend The YA Collective on Saturday 7 May 2022 for the opportunity to get some hands-on live event experience. The team of Youth Curators will be active onstage and also behind the scenes to make sure all aspects of the event runs smoothly.  Across the day you will have the opportunity to take on the following roles:

PRODUCER – Oversee the Festival sessions. This includes stage management and time keeping.
HOST – Introduce the presenters to the audience and manages audience questions.
ARTIST LIAISON – Ensure presenters arrive to their session on time and have everything they need.
REVIEWER – As a reviewer you will have an opportunity to feature as a guest blogger on the Scribblers Festival blog, capturing your most memorable moments of the day.


The team of Youth Curators will participate in a fun training workshop with a Creative Mentor at The Goods Shed in Claremont. In this workshop you will work with your fellow team of curators to:

• Design and format the sessions
• Schedule the sessions
• Determine production requirements
• Determine your individual role for the sessions


To participate in this program, you must be able to commit to the following dates.

THURSDAY 10 NOVEMBER 2021 – Applications open
FRIDAY 10 DECEMBER 2022 –Applications close
WEDNESDAY 15 DECEMBER 2022 –successful applicants will be notified by email
THURSDAY 20 JANUARY 2022 – attend a workshop session at The Goods Shed in Claremont, 10am – 2pm
SATURDAY 7 MAY 2022 attend The YA Collective at Scribblers Festival, Subiaco Arts Centre



Scribblers Festival
Youth Curator Application

We are excited to receive your application to be a 2022 Scribblers Festival Youth Curator!

FOLLOW THESE STEPS TO APPLY: Prepare a document telling us the following:

Who are you? Tell us… Your Name, Age, School and 2022 School Year Group. Tell us a little bit more about yourself by answering these questions:

What are you currently reading?
What do you love about YA literature?
What’s your favourite YA title?
What’s the last event you attended?
What issue are you passionate about?

Include a short review (2-3 paragraphs) of a YA title that you’ve recently read. Submissions must be no more than 2 x A4 pages and must be attached as a word or PDF document. Submissions must be received by COB Friday 10 December 2022. Applicants will be notified of the decision by the 15 December 2022. Parent/guardian permission is required if you are under 16 years.

Don’t forget to ask your parent/guardian to tick the box stating their permission for your involvement in this program. Submissions received without parent/guardian permission will be deemed ineligible.


THURSDAY 10 NOVEMBER 2021 – Applications open
FRIDAY 10 DECEMBER 2022 –Applications close
WEDNESDAY 15 DECEMBER 2022 – Successful applicants will be notified by email. Successful applicants will be asked to collect an information and reading pack from the Festival headquarters in Claremont before the Christmas break (details will be included in your email)
THURSDAY 20 JANUARY 2022 – YA Collective workshop at The Goods Shed in Claremont, 10am – 2pm. All successful applicants must be available to attend this workshop.
SATURDAY 7 MAY 2022 The YA Collective will take place at Subiaco Arts Centre as part of Scribblers Festival 2022 Family Weekend.  All successful applicants must be able to attend.  

Complete the online form below and attach your document answering the questions above to apply to be a 2022 Youth Curator!

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All applicants under 16 years of age must provide the following information to participate.


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