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Fenland Poet Laureate
Deadline: 29/01/2015 - East England
Enter this free competition for a chance to win the coveted title of Fenland Poet Laureate, and share your passion for poetry!
Arts/Culture Practitioner
Deadline: 08/12/2015 - South West England
Torbay Developent Agency(TDA) on behalf of Torbay Culture Board and Public Health Torbay, invites proposals for a pilot arts/culture based approach to improving men's mental health
General Assistant
Deadline: 07/12/2015 - South East England
A vital new addition to our dedicated crew, you will provide general and administrative support to the Story Museum
Marketing Officer - Audience Development
Deadline: 04/12/2015 - South West England
Theatre Royal Plymouth is the largest and best attended regional producing theatre in the UK and the leading promoter of theatre in the South West
Creative Learning Associate
Deadline: 11/11/2015 - East Midlands
Derby Theatre is a Learning Theatre of national renown, trailblazing a new approach in partnership with the University of Derby
Lecturer in Professional and Creative Writing
Deadline: 30/11/2015 - South West England
The University of the West of England are seeking to appoint two Associate Lecturers
Development Internship
Deadline: 30/11/2015 - East England
Norfolk & Norwich Festival is one of the UK’s big four arts festivals... and is a beacon of cultural inspiration and excellence to entertain and inspire audience
Operations Internship (Volunteer Coordinator)
Deadline: 30/11/2015 - East England
‘Norfolk & Norwich Festival is one of the UK’s big four arts festivals... and is a beacon of cultural inspiration and excellence to entertain and inspire audiences
Participation & Engagement Internship
Deadline: 30/11/2015 - East England
‘Norfolk & Norwich Festival is one of the UK’s big four arts festivals...and is a beacon of cultural inspiration and excellence to entertain and inspire audiences
Young People’s Programme Coordinator
Deadline: 11/12/2015 - North East England
The Young People’s Programme Coordinator is responsible for implementing ARC’s programme of creative activity for young people aged 11 – 21
Arts Festival Administrator
Deadline: 03/12/2015 - South East England
Magdalen College School, founded in 1480, is one of the country’s leading independent day schools
NAWE Programme Director
Deadline: 07/12/2015 - UK
NAWE seeks to appoint a part-time Programme Director to work with existing staff in the delivery of a national programme of events and other activity.
Writer In Residence
Deadline: 31/01/2016 - South West England
Writing Places, the Arts Council funded partnership funded project between Literature Works, The National Trust and The Poetry Archive, are looking for a Writer In Residence
Development Manager
Deadline: 14/12/2015 - London
Stratford Circus Arts Centre is looking to recruit an experienced and resourceful Development Manager
Publicity Manager
Deadline: 01/12/2015 - London
Quartet Books is an Independent publisher with a fine tradition of pursuing an alternative to the mainstream
Speakers at the Arts Award Conference 2016
Deadline: 27/11/2015 - North East England
We are looking for Arts Award Advisers to speak at the regional Arts Award conference on Thursday 4 February 2016
Marketing Manager
Deadline: 14/12/2015 - London
Stratford Circus Arts Centre is looking to recruit a creative, organised and experienced Marketing Manager
Marketing & Communications Manager
Deadline: 09/12/2015 - South West England
Are you an experienced Marketing & Communications Manager who is passionate about the arts? Then the Barbican Theatre have just the job for you!
Deadline: 24/12/2015 - UK
Megaphone is a new writer development scheme, specifically aimed at BAME (Black, Asian or other Minority Ethnic) writers who would like sustained support as they write their first novel for children or teenagers
Robert Louis Stevenson Fellowship
Deadline: 03/02/2016 - Scotland
Scottish Book Trust is offering four professional writers a month-long residency at the Hôtel Chevillon International Arts Centre at Grez-sur-Loing in France

Blankpages - Call for Submissions
Deadline: 27/01/2012 - UK
An online magazine dedicated to giving a high quality platform to share your work
BFI Film Academy Residential Programme - Final Call
Deadline: 30/11/2015 - UK
Are you aged 16-19? Are you passionate and committed about writing for film? Then the BFI Film Academy Residential Programme in Screenwriting is for you!
The 2015 Observer/Burgess Prize for Arts Journalism - Final Call
Deadline: 30/11/2015 - UK
To commemorate Burgess's long association with the Observer, the International Anthony Burgess Foundation is pleased to announce the fourth Observer/Anthony Burgess Prize for Arts Journalism
TLC Free Reads: Manuscript Appraisals for Young Writers
Deadline: 15/01/2016 - UK
The TLC Free Reads bursary scheme is now open for entries! Are you aged 16-25? Looking for professional feedback on your writing?
Arts Projects for International Youth Arts Festival Kingston 2016
Deadline: 31/01/2016 - UK
Who can apply to be part of IYAF's fabulous 2016 programme? Young people (5yrs-26yrs) involved in arts projects as performers, creators and artists, producers and event managers can apply to be part of IYAF 2016
The Trailblazer Awards
Deadline: 01/12/2015 - UK
The Trailblazer Awards, powered by The London Book Fair and in partnership with the SYP. The awards were created to celebrate the next generation of the UK publishing industry; those roaring through their 20s
First Story National Writing Competition
Deadline: 05/12/2014 - UK
We’re inviting students from all secondary state schools across the country to submit 850 words or less of poetry or prose on the theme of ‘Echoes’
Lancaster Writing Award 2016
Deadline: 28/02/2016 - North West England
After the success of our 2015 awards, this prestigious writing competition returns for its fourth year
Aurora Poetry & Short Fiction Open Competition
Deadline: 01/02/2016 - UK
Enter Writing East Midlands' inaugural writing competition and let us light up the skies with outstanding poetry and short fiction
The Inaugural 2015/16 Poetry Business New Poets Prize
Deadline: 29/01/2016 - UK
This year the Poetry Business International Book & Pamphlet Competition introduces a New Poets Prize for writers between the ages of 16 and 22 (inclusive) judged by Helen Mort
The TS Eliot Writing Competition 2015 - Now Open!
Deadline: 11/12/2015 - UK
For the 2015 T S Eliot Prize, we will be running the new and improved T S Eliot Prize Writing Competition! Entries open for students for November 11
Stephen King Short Story Competition
Deadline: 18/12/2015 - UK
The master of horror fiction joins the Guardian in a search for the most original and gripping short stories. But how will you interpret Stephen King’s intriguing invitation?
The 2015 Little A Poetry Contest
Deadline: 20/12/2015 - UK
Amazon Publishing is pleased to announce the Little A Poetry Contest, a contest dedicated to the discovery of emerging poets
Publishers: Is the future of publishing social?
Deadline: 31/12/2015 - UK
Be a part of a PhD study being conducted at Oxford Brookes University looking at how our definition of a book has been re-defined by modern technology and how that relates to the rise of independent authors using social media as a place in which to create fiction
Madder Than We Look
Deadline: 03/01/2016 - UK
Write Minds is an organisation that is all about releasing the thoughts in our heads in a creative way. This poetry collection will be celebrating just that
Dead Ink New Voices 2016
Deadline: 31/01/2016 - UK
New Voices is Dead Ink’s annual publication of three novels from the best new and emerging writers in Britain
Script Development
Deadline: 05/12/2015 - North West England
Just Some Theatre Company are looking for new writers to work with on three new script development projects
The Cardiff Review
Deadline: 30/11/2015 - UK
The Cardiff Review publishes new content monthly: one work of fiction, nonfiction and poetry
Agincourt 600 Poetry Competition
Deadline: 31/01/2016 - UK
Calling all writers between the ages of 5 and 18 from the UK - enter the Agincourt 600 Poetry Competition
The Emma Press - Call for Poetry & Prose Pamphlets
Deadline: 13/12/2015 - UK
We’re looking for pamphlet proposals! If you like what we do and would like to be part of it, we would love to see your writing

ACE Luton Investment Programme
Deadline: March 31st 2016
The Luton Investment Programme is aimed at enhancing the arts and cultural infrastructure in Luton and ensuring the town has a cultural offer with something for everyone
Scottish Enterprise Collaberation Prize
Deadline: December 17th Deadline
Win £10,000 to set up a consortium co-operative with like-minded businesses in the creative industries
Cockayne - Grants for the Arts
Deadline: January 7th
Grants are focused on arts projects in London that provide opportunities to artists from diverse cultures for the creation, development, performance, or exhibition in the performing, literary, or visual arts
Fully Funded Creative Writing Scholarship
Deadline: February 15th 2016
A fully funded scholarship opportunity for a budding writer to hone their skills has been created at Birkbeck, University of London
To The Stage
Deadline: December 18th
Your proposed piece must be able to be performed in our Chambers studio space and it can be no longer than one hour in length
BBC: The Space
Deadline: December 15th
From 20th October until 15 December, you can apply to have your work commissioned by The Space
TLC Free Reads
Deadline: November 27th
‘Free Reads’ through SABLE provides an opportunity for emerging writers of colour on low incomes to access a professional editorial read of their work
Deborah Rogers Foundation Writers' Award
Deadline: January 31 2016
An award of £10,000 will be presented to a first-time writer whose submission demonstrates literary talent and who needs financial support to complete their work
Project Proposal Grant Awards
Deadline: October 16th
Chrysalis Arts are interested in individual research and development projects focusing on an artist’s own practice, projects that involve working in collaboration with other artists or communities and cross art form projects
Bitch Media Fellowships
Deadline: November 1st
Bitch Media, for almost 20 years an independent, nonprofit feminist media organization, is pleased to announce the Bitch Media Fellowships for Writers
Spread the Word TLC Free Reads Scheme 2015 - 2016
Deadline: November 9th
The Literary Consultancy Free Reads Scheme offers talented, low-income writers the opportunity to apply for bursaried (i.e. you don't need to pay) editorial reads of their work
The Cultural Spring
Deadline: October 23rd
The Cultural Spring is seeking to commission between two and four artist-led Research & Development projects for North Sunderland and South Tyneside for our 2016 programme
HW Fisher Scholarship
Deadline: October 18th
We’re delighted to announce that Curtis Brown Creative has partnered with top London chartered accountancy firm HW Fisher to provide a new writing bursary for our Three-Month Novel-Writing Course with Erin Kelly
New Writing South TLC Free Reads
Deadline: October 31st
Applications for the free manuscript assessment scheme for talented authors on low income will be open for submissions from 1st September until 31st October
Literature Wales Bursaries
Deadline: October 23rd
Literature Wales Writers’ Bursaries are available to new and published writers resident in Wales
Open Project Funding
Deadline: Open Project Funding is a continuous programme
This fund supports the arts, screen and creative industries, with projects that help them explore, realise and develop their creative potential, widen access to their work, and enrich Scotland’s reputation as a distinctive creative nation connected to the world
Publishing Scotland Translation Fund
Deadline: November 27th
Publishing Scotland launches a new Translation Fund to help Scottish writing to reach an international audience
Build Your Own Blog New Writer Scholarship
Deadline: November 29th
Sponsored by blogger and marketing consultant Matthew Loomis, the prize is intended to give an emerging writer the funds to create their own blog or website
The RSL Brookleaze Grants
Deadline: November 2nd
To be eligible to apply, a writer must have had work previously published, or have been newly commissioned, by a trade publisher in the UK or produced by a UK theatre
Society of Author's Grants for Writers in Need
Deadline: Rolling
Grants for Writers in Need The Society's charitable trusts award occasional grants to authors who find themselves in financial difficulty

Creative Writes - Three Wednesday Evening Workshops
Region: London
This burst of three consecutive Wednesday evening workshops, will provide a range of energetic creative writing exercises and arm you with a toolbox of ideas with which to continue
Offa’s Press Poetry Day
Region: West Midlands
The day involves writing activities and a lunch time walk in the countryside (bring your own food)
Creative Consultation with Young People
Region: South West England
This course is suitable for anyone who is looking to consult with young people through engagement in creative participatory activities
Mentoring: The Next Creative Generation
Region: West Midlands
Mentoring young creatives (both formally and informally) is vital to our work with young people
Using the Arts to develop Leadership
Region: East England
Participation in cultural activities can have a significant impact on young people’s development, helping them to build important life skills such as creativity, confidence and self discipline
Behaviour Management and Youth Arts Training
Region: South West England
Artswork is the largest provider of specialist youth arts training courses and publications in the UK
Child Protection & Safeguarding in the Arts
Region: North West England
Of benefit to individuals and organisations looking to update their understanding of child protection legislation and best practice
Youth Arts Project Management - A six-day accredited course
Region: London
Designed for people working in the arts and cultural sector wanting to manage projects for young people, our six-day course will leave you fully equipped and inspired to successfully deliver your very own youth arts projects
Child Protection & Safeguarding: in the Arts and Cultural Sectors
Region: South East England
The day will provide practical advice to help you develop sensible structures and build confidence around child protection issues
Funding Your Youth Arts Project
Region: East England
This one-day course is designed for those wanting to develop their fundraising skills
Early Stage Dementia Awareness Training for Arts Organisations
Region: London
To give arts facilitators greater understanding, increased skills and confidence in communicating and working creatively with people experiencing the early stages of dementia and their carers
Are you aged 16-18 and interested in writing or directing for the theatre?
Region: North West England
We're Dangerous To Know, are running a free workshop session for a group of 10 up-and-coming playwrights and theatre directors at the Royal Exchange Theatre
Introduction to Therapeutic and Reflective Writing
Region: UK
This eight-week online course for personal and professional development starts in January 2016 and will be led by experienced practitioners and tutors Victoria Field and Anne Taylor
Hampshire Writers’ Society with Steve Voake
Region: South West England
The HWS welcomes all writers whether they be published or aspiring to learn from a programme of established authors, poets, playwrights, scriptwriters, commissioning editors, literary agents and industry specialists as well as panels, discussions and performances
The Bookseller: Author Day
Region: London
Now is the time for authors, publishers and the book trade to come together, share ideas and move from discussion to action
Creating Digital Change
Region: London
This course will introduce you to a range of case studies of digital cultural learning projects and will highlight key points of Artswork’s research into agendas, challenges and opportunities involved in mixing digital creativity and cultural learning
Region: East Midlands
Edge-Lit is back and bringing the festive cheer for a glorious day of science-fiction, fantasy and horror writing!
The Writers’ Conference 2016
Region: East Midlands
The Writers’ Conference is quickly earning the reputation of becoming the must-attend writing event for the Midlands. Renown literary agent, Carole Blake called it a “masterclass” in writing conferences
Writing Fantastic Scenes
Region: London
A fun one day workshop which will involve looking at the art of writing those scenes that people remember
Roads Not Taken - A Poetry Course
Region: Wales
This course welcomes both published and unpublished poets who are keen to explore new directions in their art

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