Ends on March 31, 2017

Entry and eligibility criteria

The fellowship can be used to fund travel and accommodation in the UK and internationally. The fellowship will also support group applications by writers who would like to undertake joint residential retreats.

The fellowship is open to novelists, poets and playwrights over the age of 18, who live and work in the north of England who have at least one professionally produced or published work to their name. The fellowship is for activity that takes place between June 2017 and May 2018.

To apply writers must write a brief description (up to 500 words) of how they would like to use the resource to advance their creative work, a short biography (up to 300 words) and state why now would be a good time for them to receive support (up to 300 words).

If you are applying as a group, please apply in one person’s name.

Entry is by online submission only.

The Fellowship opens for applications on: Thursday 16 February 2017 and the deadline for submissions is Friday 31 March 2017.

Significant Ink is New Writing North’s Talent Development programme supports writers for television fromgroups currently under-represented in the industry. We are looking to identify and develop writers or aspiring writers from BAME, disabled, LGBT+ or working class backgrounds.

The current programme is based in Bradford. We have been running taster sessions in the city and are now inviting applications to the Significant Ink Professional Development programme, which will take place in the City Library on the following dates:

Monday 1st May 4–6.30
Sat 13th May 1–4.30
Sat 27th May 1–4.30
Sat 10th June 1–4.30
Sat 24th June 1–4.30

Screenwriters-in-Residence Chris Neilan and Danielle Jawando will run the programme. It will support participants to develop a half hour script for TV. The sessions will focus on developing character, dramatic action, dialogue, plot and structure. There will also be guest speaks from the TV industry. You do not have to have had any experience of writing, but you do need to show potential. Writing believable dialogue is key to good television writing, so we are looking for people with this ability. Applicants need to submit:

  • 2 – 5 pages of dialogue
  • A paragraph which contextualizes the script
  • A paragraph explaining how you fit within a group whose voice is currently under-represented in television.

Anyone can apply to the programme as long as they come from one of the under-represented groups listed above and can make all the sessions.

Please submit your application by midday on Friday 7 April. We will aim to let candidates know whether they have been successful by Wednesday 12 April.