Melbourne Spoken Word is creating spoken word events, articles, videos, and community
27

patrons

$182
per month
Melbourne Spoken Word is a community-based emerging arts organisation created in 2012 to support and promote the spoken word and poetry scene around Melbourne, specifically the network of performance events, poetry slams, open mic nights, readings and live events featuring the often unrecognised form of poetry and spoken word.

We run a website featuring listings of upcoming events, articles, reviews, interviews and videos discussing spoken word. We run events featuring international acts, showcasing local talent, developing poets and doing something weird with spoken word. We're trying to get spoken word and poetry to reach a wider audience.

MSW is run by a team of hard working volunteers headed by the obsessive mind of Benjamin Solah and we would love people to pledge to us to help create a sustainable organisation to pay it's contributors and raise money to do bigger and better things.

Are you a performing poet in Melbourne?
If you're performing around Melbourne or running a gig, Melbourne Spoken Word is about supporting you and your art form, or your event.

  • We're fighting for our art form to be recognised and to grow, to reach a wider audience. We want MSW to help all spoken word artists grow together
  • We're promoting the events you're performing in. We list any event in Melbourne and it's surrounds that features spoken word in a major way.
  • Through our audio-journal, Audacious, our YouTube channel and our own events, we're providing a platform for spoken word artists, poets, slammers, like you to get your work out there.
  • We run an online store that exclusively sells publications of spoken word artists.
  • We're providing free and paid workshops for people to develop their work.
  • We apply to showcase our art form at big festivals like White Night to grow the audience of spoken word.

Supporting us supports you, supports spoken word as an art form, supports the community.
Rewards
Pledge $1 or more per month
1 patron
  • Shout out on social media and our email in the week you pledge
Pledge $3 or more per month
5 patrons
  • Shout out on social media and our email in the week you pledge
  • Digital subscription to Audacious, you get all digital copies of Audacious including past issues and single artist issues.
Pledge $5 or more per month
8 patrons
  • Shout out on social media and our email in the week you pledge
  • Digital subscription to Audacious, you get all digital copies of Audacious including past issues and single artist issues.
  • Early access and discounted tickets to MSW events, such as when we tour international artists, our special events like Wrestling Slam and the Melbourne Spoken Word Prize, and our special artist development workshops
Pledge $10 or more per month
12 patrons
  • Shout out on social media and our email in the week you pledge
  • Physical & Digital subscription to Audacious, you get all digital copies of Audacious including past issues and single artist issues. And all future issues of Audacious mailed to you or for pick up at the launches.
  • Early access and discounted tickets to MSW events, such as when we tour international artists, our special events like Wrestling Slam and the Melbourne Spoken Word Prize, and our special artist development workshops
  • Shout out at events, you become our super Patrons
  • If you're a poet in Melbourne, early access to our expanded artist profiles. Coming soon.
Goals
$182 of $200 per month
Our Melbourne Spoken Word YouTube Channel aims to publish a video a week, featuring mostly live performances of poets and spoken word artists around Melbourne, featuring a diversity of voices and at a variety of gigs. Our first goal is to raise $200 a month which would pay us for the creation of those videos provided free on YouTube.
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Melbourne Spoken Word is a community-based emerging arts organisation created in 2012 to support and promote the spoken word and poetry scene around Melbourne, specifically the network of performance events, poetry slams, open mic nights, readings and live events featuring the often unrecognised form of poetry and spoken word.

We run a website featuring listings of upcoming events, articles, reviews, interviews and videos discussing spoken word. We run events featuring international acts, showcasing local talent, developing poets and doing something weird with spoken word. We're trying to get spoken word and poetry to reach a wider audience.

MSW is run by a team of hard working volunteers headed by the obsessive mind of Benjamin Solah and we would love people to pledge to us to help create a sustainable organisation to pay it's contributors and raise money to do bigger and better things.

Are you a performing poet in Melbourne?
If you're performing around Melbourne or running a gig, Melbourne Spoken Word is about supporting you and your art form, or your event.

  • We're fighting for our art form to be recognised and to grow, to reach a wider audience. We want MSW to help all spoken word artists grow together
  • We're promoting the events you're performing in. We list any event in Melbourne and it's surrounds that features spoken word in a major way.
  • Through our audio-journal, Audacious, our YouTube channel and our own events, we're providing a platform for spoken word artists, poets, slammers, like you to get your work out there.
  • We run an online store that exclusively sells publications of spoken word artists.
  • We're providing free and paid workshops for people to develop their work.
  • We apply to showcase our art form at big festivals like White Night to grow the audience of spoken word.

Supporting us supports you, supports spoken word as an art form, supports the community.

Recent posts by Melbourne Spoken Word

Rewards
Pledge $1 or more per month
1 patron
  • Shout out on social media and our email in the week you pledge
Pledge $3 or more per month
5 patrons
  • Shout out on social media and our email in the week you pledge
  • Digital subscription to Audacious, you get all digital copies of Audacious including past issues and single artist issues.
Pledge $5 or more per month
8 patrons
  • Shout out on social media and our email in the week you pledge
  • Digital subscription to Audacious, you get all digital copies of Audacious including past issues and single artist issues.
  • Early access and discounted tickets to MSW events, such as when we tour international artists, our special events like Wrestling Slam and the Melbourne Spoken Word Prize, and our special artist development workshops
Pledge $10 or more per month
12 patrons
  • Shout out on social media and our email in the week you pledge
  • Physical & Digital subscription to Audacious, you get all digital copies of Audacious including past issues and single artist issues. And all future issues of Audacious mailed to you or for pick up at the launches.
  • Early access and discounted tickets to MSW events, such as when we tour international artists, our special events like Wrestling Slam and the Melbourne Spoken Word Prize, and our special artist development workshops
  • Shout out at events, you become our super Patrons
  • If you're a poet in Melbourne, early access to our expanded artist profiles. Coming soon.