Through our micro-commissions we want to fund projects that explore new ways of creating or promoting poetry, fiction, non-fiction or spoken word in the Northern region. Your idea can be all about the word, or it can combine it with another art form/discipline.

c. Maria Spadafora

Our micro-commissions aim to:

  • enable and support writers and artists based in the Northern region to collaborate, try something new, show new work which uses poetry/spoken word/creative writing in new and/or unusual spaces and develops their audiences.
  • enable writers to collaborate with other artists- dancers, musicians, film makers, visual artists, actors, DJs etc.
  • grow new audiences and increase access for people from a diverse range of backgrounds.
  • Previous commissions have included Poetography films by Kirsty Taylor and Amy Charles, a pop up Mushaira with poetry and music in a terrace house in Bradford, a piece exploring a Caribbean wake and a dance and spoken word event.

Details of how to apply for a micro-commission will be available in the Spring.