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Applications sought for Sally Goldsworthy Bursary Scheme
Deadline: Mon 8 Jan 2018
In honour of her extraordinary contribution to Discover and the wider world of children’s literature and creative arts, the Sally Goldsworthy Bursary Scheme offers bursaries to UK-based artists working in younger children’s literature or storytelling.

Sally Goldsworthy was the Chief Executive of Discover from 2003 to 2015. Discover is a Story Centre in the heart of Newham that sets children, families and schools on a journey of imagination and curiosity that combines learning with immersive literature and story making experiences. Sally was a great supporter of artists, new and established, raising the profile of children’s literature through collaborations with, amongst others, Oliver Jeffers, Chris Riddell and Michael Rosen.

Applications are invited from writers, poets, illustrators and storytellers who have been making work for up to 10 years.

The aim of the bursary is to support experimentation and exploration of the creative process. This could be in the form of subsidising time, materials, action research, travel etc. The bursary can be used to support development through March 2018 - March 2019.

Discover is looking to make one to two bursary awards (depending on amount awarded).

The offer includes:
• A cash award of up to £5,000
• Professional development mentoring and/or artistic mentoring
• Opportunity to present work in development
• Discover will provide technical, documentation and marketing support if appropriate.

Application deadline: 10am, Monday 8 January 2018
Interviews: w/c 22 January 2018

Further details available on the Discover website.


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Contact Information:
Contact Name:
Karla Barnacle-Best
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