Apply for an Ilkley Literature Festival 2018 Micro-Commission
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.
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.
We are offering 2 microcommissions of up to £500. One is specifically for a project related in some way to Windrush and its resonances (this is one of the key strands of this year’s Festival). The other is completely open.
Deadline for applications: 25 May
Successful applicants informed: 1 June
Marketing deadline for copy and images: 18 June
Festival Dates: 28 September – 14 October