a-n Writer Development Programme

a-n is seeking applications from a-n members for its 2019/20 Writer Development Programme, now in its third iteration following successful programmes in 2015/16 and 2017/18.

Who can apply: UK-based a-n Artist members, Joint (Artist and Arts Organiser), Arts Organiser members with an interest in critical or journalistic arts writing and some existing experience of writing.
What: 3 in-person daytime workshop sessions plus paid commissions for the a-n website, with feedback and editorial support throughout the commissioning process.
When: October 2019 – March 2020.
Deadline for applications: 12 noon, Thursday 12 September 2019.

Overview

Aimed at artists and art organisers who wish to develop their reviewing, critical writing and journalistic skills, the a-n Writer Development Programme will run from October 2019 to March 2020 and include a combination of writing tasks and at least three in-person daytime workshop sessions (October-December 2019).

The programme will culminate with a series of paid commissions for the a-n website, with feedback and editorial support throughout the commissioning process (January-March 2020). Costs of travel to the workshops will be covered and a bursary of £300 to support attendance at workshops is available to successful applicants.

Led by writer and editor Chris Sharratt, this is a programme for those who want to hone their skills of writing for publication. It will explore interviewing, feature writing, reviewing, writing for an audience and working with an editor. Applicants do not need to have been widely published, but you do need to be able to demonstrate a commitment to developing your writing in this area.

The programme is part of a-n’s commitment to professional development provision within a programme that includes bursaries, events, online toolkits and expert guides.

Applications accepted from now and up to 12 noon Thursday 12 September 2019.

For more information on how to apply, click here.

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