Fantastic opportunity for writers who want to learn to write to commission

Arts Derbyshire is looking to commission 5 writers, working with Festivity and Derbyshire County Council in a project supported by Arts Council England.

The commissions are open to poets and short story writers who will each work with a Derbyshire Arts Festival to produce a piece or pieces of writing. The project will run from December 2019 to February 2021. Successful applicants will receive a support package including a fee and materials expenses, places on related workshops with experienced writers, mentoring and ongoing support.

Applicants should demonstrate a commitment to writing and a willingness to development their skills in writing to commission and performing their work. They will also need to be able to work with a target group or seek inspiration from members of the public or other artists. The closing date for applications is 9.00 am on Monday 4 November 2019.

For further information and details on how to apply please read the application pack attached to this email or contact Marie Timbrell at

Please also find links to details of two upcoming events below: some surgeries aimed at applicants and an event with Rob Gee and Cathy Grindrod, which is aimed at both applicants and writers interested in writing to commission in general.

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