The Writing Squad exists to create the next generation of writers in the North of England.
Every two years, we recruit 30 writers aged 16-21 who live, work or study in the region and offer them workshops and 1-1 support. From there, we continue to provide creative and professional development as they begin their careers.
We help them to establish themselves as individual artists, collectives, and companies, and to col- laborate with each other, forging a mutually supportive network. Crucially, we take Squad writers seriously as writers, artists, and activists – they just happen to be young.
We are looking for a freelance writer to work with us for roughly 35 days a year. You will be expected to have a knowledge of
– contemporary and historical practice in long and short form prose fiction and an awareness of creative non-fiction, auto-fiction and the essay
– the regional, national and international sector in your writing specialism
– development opportunities for writers in those sectors.
– the principles of equality, protection and sustainability and the ability to apply these in working with Squad writers, other employees and the public.
We are looking for a writer who is passionate about writers and new writing, excited to work with other artists, and can balance this with their own writing career.
We need writers who are self-motivating, independent and like working as part of a committed, creative, and flexible team.
We don’t teach, we are not a creative writing course, we work together as practicing writers and our support is holistic and flexible.
We have a strong vision and values, but we embrace change and look for Core Team members who will help shape the Squad of the future.
Full details can be downloaded here.
A large print version of the full details is available here.
Deadline: 20 September 2022
Source: Arts Jobs