Writing East Midlands seeking lead writers for ‘The Elder Tree’ project (paid)

Writing East Midlands is the writer development agency for the region and supports, promotes and champions writing from the East Midlands.  They are currently seeking resident writers for their project, the Elder Tree.

Writer in Residence Brief: 

12 positions available in Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, rural parts of Lincolnshire, Corby and Leicester.

Writing East Midlands is looking for writers and workshop facilitators, with experience of and a strong interest in working with older people, community based work and writing for health and wellbeing to work with us on a new and exciting project, The Elder Tree.

This position requires a time commitment of one session per week (2 hours each) of up to 10 sessions, though these sessions could be taken fortnightly depending on the host venue’s needs. There the allowance for one Planning Day, and all successful applicants who have taken part in the Elder Tree associated training days will get this reimbursed upon project commencement. There is flexibility around timescales due to the requirements of the lead writer and the partner groups, but it is envisioned that the project will have a staggered start from 2019.

A fee of up to £2100 is available for the planning and delivery of residency workshops (£175 per workshop for up to 10 workshops, plus one planning day and one editing day).

Please note, due to location and project needs, it may be possible that successful applicants are awarded more than one residency location. Please state on your application which locations you would be interested in working in.

About Elder Tree

Writing East Midlands three-year project, the Elder Tree will empower groups of older people across the East Midlands to create new work stimulated by museums, archives, heritage spaces, and professional writers. As part of Writing East Midlands wider interest in evidencing how literature can make social change, The Elder Tree, will evaluate ‘how participating in creative writing activity affect feelings of social isolation and wellbeing in older people’ and inform our, and our partner’s, future work.

How to apply: for a full job description and brief, please visit the website.

Deadline: 14 October 2018

Source: Arts Council Jobs page

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