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Poet on the High Street - Community Heritage Poet-in-Residence, Winchester Poetry Festival
Deadline: Fri 7 May 2021
Winchester Poetry Festival is seeking to appoint a ‘Poet on the High Street’, a community heritage poet-in-residence for Winchester.

The Poet on the High Street programme will run alongside and as an integral aspect of our Festival Delivery Plan for 2021. This community residency will be a new initiative designed specifically to facilitate CV19 recovery.

The residency will aim to excite community and business engagement in gathering and celebrating Winchester’s heritage, its stories, personalities, places, and businesses of central Winchester and what they mean to people today.

The appointed poet will be self-motivated and will facilitate public participation among the community and businesses of central Winchester and co-research the history and special character of the City centre working with an appointed Heritage Adviser.

The programme will include community and schools’ workshops, poems displayed in shop windows and heritage settings, public readings and celebrations, an anthology of poems by both poet and people inspired by Winchester’s community heritage, and a follow-on digital community resource. 

The Residency will run over 6 months – from June to November 2021and will comprise approximately 35 days over this period. A fee of £7K is available.

Please note that this programme is still subject to final confirmation of funding. We are delighted however that The National Lottery Heritage Fund has recently indicated an in-principle grant award towards our total.

For more information and how to submit an application, please download the full Brief and Job Description here

Deadline: Friday 7th May 2021

Additional Information:
South West England

Contact Information:
Winchester Poetry Festival
Contact Name:
Madelaine Smith
Contact Email:
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