The Rise of Maidstone United writer’s commission
Commission timescale March – October 2014
Kent History & Library Centre, Kent County Council
The Kent Library & History Centre, based in Maidstone, Kent & FrancisKnight, a Kent based arts organisation have been successful with funding from the Arts Council’s Grants for the Arts Libraries Fund. The funding is for ‘The Rise of Maidstone United’, a project to commission artists to explore the history of a town’s football club as retold by their supporters. The project has been devised to help build community ties and develop a sense of local pride; and support local people, especially men and boys, to read more and develop their literacy skills.
FrancisKnight are managing the Writer’s Commission on behalf of the Kent History and Library Centre
The Rise of Maidstone United will offer a commission to an established writer to work with Maidstone United Football Club and the Kent History & Library Centre. They are looking for a writer of excellence whose practice demonstrates high quality work and community engagement. The theme will be centered on football and will work across written and spoken word for a book and associated exhibition. Working with the Kent History & Library Centre the writer will have access to the new centre. Resources from the Archive Centre may help to inform the book and a Project Team are on hand to assist and collaborate with the writer.
Although football is the main theme, they are looking to appeal to a wider audience, family friendly, popular with supporters and with a high visual content.
Writer’s Commission Fee: £8000 inclusive of expenses
For further information, full commissions brief and application details please visit: http://francisknight.co.uk/projects/project/the-rise-and-rise-of-maidstone-united/
Deadline for applications is via email by midday 17th January 2014.
Source: Arts Jobs