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Leeds-based poet Antony Dunn worked this year with York Art Gallery and the Joseph Rowntree School. This project worked with older children who were drawn from a very able cohort who were also at an educational disadvantage. Again, this was one of the reasons why we wanted to support the work, because it was trying to do something quite special with the group of students identified.

An article related to this project appears in Writing in Education No. 73.

"There are lots of aspects of this project that I remember, and will continue to remember, proudly. Principal among them is the absolute lack of ego among the group. Every one of them worked hard at something new, and saw their work subsumed into an anonymized, collaborative work." – Antony Dunn




This project was made possible through funding from The Max Reinhardt Literacy Award (MRLA). The MRLA is a programme conceived by the Max Reinhardt Charitable Trust in memory of the publisher, Max Reinhardt. It has been developed with the support of Engage, the National Association for Gallery Education, and the National Association of Writers in Education (NAWE) to enable galleries, art museums and visual arts venues to support a dedicated programme of creative writing and literacy work with schools. The Awards are funded by the Max Reinhardt Charitable Trust, with additional support from the Ernest Cook Trust.