The Moberly Arts & Cultural Centre is seeking a professional writer or poet with a community-engaged practice to develop a creative writing project with seniors and Elders in South Vancouver.

This call is open to both emerging and established writers with an interest in the intersection of community-engaged/social practice and the literary arts. The successful applicant will plan and lead a project that involves community participants in a collaborative writing practice that builds participants’ knowledge of literary arts and encourages exploration, expression and community connection. MACC has a small, established seniors’ group of writers and storytellers to build on.

Project timeline: 30 workshops between October 11, 2022 and June 13, 2023 (approx. 40 hours of workshop time total)

Artist Fee: $3,000

Proposal Submission:

Proposal package should include

  • Name
  • Mailing address
  • Daytime phone number
  • Email address
  • A 500 word description of the project and how it will engage local seniors and Elders (pdf format)
  • Curriculum Vitae (Four 81/2 X 11 pages max, pdf format)

Please highlight experiences working in and with community

  • Support material (up to 10 images, 3 audio/video files, and 5 writing samples)

Questions and packages should be emailed to