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Young Writers’ Talent Fund

The Young Writer’s Talent Fund is New Writing North Young Writers’ talent development programme. This project seeks to support emerging and talented young writers aged 15-25 in Newcastle Upon Tyne.

The Fund provides development opportunities for young creatives working across a range of writing forms, aiming to make connections between aspiring writers and producers, and industry professionals. The Fund offers bespoke support, investment, mentoring and training opportunities to support talent and ideas.


At a glance

What is it?

Young Writers’ Talent Fund is a project run by New Writing North to support talented and aspiring writers aged between 15-25. Formerly the Northern Rock Talent Development Fund, the programme is currently supported by legacy investment from the Northern Rock Foundation.

Who do we support?

We work with writers and producers across a range of different writing disciplines including spoken word, poetry, prose, graphic novels, zines, script and game design (to name a few!).

How do I apply?

Applications to the Talent Fund for 2018/19 are currently closed. Please check back on this page and keep an eye on our social-media for regular updates to our programme.

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