Journeys Festival seeking writers from refugee backgrounds (paid)

Ancient Objects – New Writing will bring together four artists/writers from refugee backgrounds to develop new writing in response to objects housed in the Manchester Museum collection. This work along with the selected object will then be displayed in Manchester Libraries as part of Journeys Festival 4-14 October, 2018.

Selected participants will take part in 5, half day, creative writing workshops, beginning in May running through till July, to develop new work led by a writing mentor and supported by museum staff. The writing can be any style; storytelling, poetry, drama, short fiction etc.

During Journeys Festival International, writers will present their work publicly at events along side the selected object in Manchester libraries and Manchester Museum with support from Museum and Festival staff.

What they are looking for: artists and/or writers from Refugee backgrounds that work with text and words in any form with some experience of any kind in publishing or performing their own work.

How to apply: please write a short statement (1 side of A4) about yourself and your writing experience. Please include an example of your previous writing.The fee for delivering this work is a flat fee of £700 inclusive of travel and expenses, on a freelance basis.

Find out more here.

Deadline: 14 May 2018 at 12pm

Source: Arts Council Jobs

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