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Young Writers’ Talent Fund

The Young Writers’ Talent Fund is New Writing North Young Writers’ talent development programme. This project seeks to support emerging and talented young writers aged 16-25 living in the North East.

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.

The Fund is now open until Thursday 30 June 2022

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 16-25.

Formerly the Northern Rock Talent Development Fund, the programme is currently supported by legacy investment from the Northern Rock Foundation.

Who do we support?

The Talent Fund exists to support talented young creatives in the North East who are looking to develop their craft. If you have an idea you want to take forward, or you’re looking for help to develop your creative practice, then we want to hear from you!

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?

The Talent Fund for 2022/23 will be open for applications from Friday 29 April – Thursday 30 June 2022.

If you have any questions about applying, please email youngwriters@newwritingnorth.com.

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