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.

Our micro-commissions aim to:

  • Showcase new work by emerging/ mid-career writers from under-represented backgrounds based in the North of England (Yorkshire, North East and North West).
  • enable writers to collaborate across artforms with other artists – dancers, musicians, film makers, visual artists, actors, etc. – to create new work.
  • reach 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.

Applications for 2020 micro-commissions will open in the Spring.