We are excited to be working with Sky Studios on Sky Writes, a new talent development programme which seeks to identify and nurture television writers from under-represented groups who are based in the North of England. We anticipate the programme will begin in Spring 2021, when we will launch in Gateshead, Rotherham and Blackpool.

Sky Writes has been created to help diversify the pool of television writers in the UK. It will offer an introduction to writing for television for people from under-represented groups and under-served geographical areas in the North of England, with a particular aim to support people of colour and those from LGBTQ+, disabled and lower socio-economic backgrounds.

The programme will be working in three areas – Gateshead, Rotherham and Blackpool – and we’re looking for a Sky Writes Coordinator and Writer in Residence for each area. Find out more about the roles and apply by 6 November 2020.