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Bursary and development opportunities for Black, Asian and ethnically diverse creatives

Graham Robson November 16, 2022

Writing Our Legacy CIC is currently working with South Downs National Park Association and Changing Chalk, led by National Trust, to deliver programmes which connect Black, Asian and ethnically diverse communities and creatives to the landscape of the South Downs through art and storytelling.

Shifting the Gaze Bursary Round 3

In autumn 2022, Writing Our Legacy is offering 12 bursaries of £400 to Black, Asian and ethnically diverse/BPoC writers in Sussex, Hampshire or the wider South East to research and develop new writing or project work with a focus on the landscape of the South Downs.

Grantees will have four months to undertake a funded research and development period. They will also receive two mentoring sessions from the writers on our mentoring service which will include two x 40-minute Zoom tutorial and feedback sessions on up to 2,500 words or three poems not exceeding a total of 2,500 words.
This opportunity is open to established and emerging writers, who are signed up to Writing Out Legacy’s¬†free membership scheme at the time of application.

Deadline is Wednesday, November 30 at 9am.

Covert Talent and Professional Development Programme 2022-23

This is a great opportunity for eight Black, Asian and ethnically diverse/BPoC writers in Sussex, Hampshire or the wider South East to develop their practice with a range of professional writers, who will provide a programme of creative writing workshops and mentoring from November 2022 to April 2023.

Participants will have a chance to be published in the third issue of Writing Our Legacy’s¬†Covert literary magazine which¬†will focus on the theme of the nature and heritage of the South Downs, with guest editor Jessica Lee and guest editorial board Jasmine Qureshi with other writers to be confirmed.¬†The programme will include four creative writing workshops with Jessica Lee, Jasmine Qureshi, Elaine Chiew and Zita Holbourne FRSA.

Each participant will also receive a mentoring session with a mentor depending on genre and area of focus – this spans across poetry, historical writing, journalism, short stories, memoirs, commercial, novels and more.

Deadline is Wednesday, November 30 at 9am.
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