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2022 winners assemble on stage

New Writing North brings people together through writing, reading and engaging in ideas.

We find and support talented people from all backgrounds to access creative opportunities and to enable them to flourish.

We work with people in a wide range of ways, from young people’s programmes that reach thousands of people with year-round activities in their schools and local communities, to professional development programmes, mentoring, residencies and commissions for writers at key stages in their careers.

Meet some of our participants

  • Joshua Halm

    Channel 4 Writing for Television Awards

  • Ali Al-Jamri

    Arabic Translation Mentoring Programme

  • Tammie Ash

    A Writing Chance

  • Author Louise Powell signs copies of the Common People anthology

    Louise Powell

    Common People participant and commissioned writer for Durham Book Festival

  • Aldair Reis

    Aldair Reis

    Young Writers’ City

  • Lisette, a white woman with freckles and brown hair, looks off to the left. She is wearing a black dress covered in tigers, she is outdoors, leaning on a fence.

    Lisette Auton

    Commissioned writer for New Writing North and Durham Book Festival

  • Amy Langdown

    Amy Langdown

    New Writing North Young Writers

  • Jess de Beer

    Jess de Beer

    Young Northern Writers’ Awards

  • Eliza Clark

    Young Writers’ Talent Fund

  • Braydon

    Young Writers’ City

New Writing North Young Writers: Impact Report 2019-20

New Writing North Young Writers is our programme for young people, supporting them to express ideas, to work with professional writers and artists, to create and share new work and to meet other young writers.

We recognise that talent is everywhere but opportunity is not, and work to provide creative pathways for young people across the North East and beyond through our targeted programmes of support.

For more information on the aims and outcomes of the New Writing North Young Writers programme, read our Theory of Change document.

 

Download our Impact report 2019-20

New Writing North: A Year in Numbers

Figures taken from 2019-2020 Arts Council survey data

Staff

14

core staff

204

freelance and contractual staff

43

volunteers

Funding

£1,037,603

total turnover

£349,623

funding from Arts Council England

£223,275

earned income

Creative projects

£537,434

creative project spend

6,959

attendances at ticketed events

93

online products created (including video, audio and podcast)

Talent development

7

writing residencies

29

writers received awards or prizes

13

original works commissioned

Young people

11,674

attendances by young people

1,016

educational sessions (formal and informal learning)

35

Arts Awards moderated

Supporting publishing

5,160

books distributed through our Read Regional and Big Read projects

155

author events and performances

23

library authority partners