Application Deadline: November 28th 2018
The British Council is thrilled to offer a new opportunity for talented UK arts bloggers and writers to travel internationally.
Bloggers have had a huge influence on UK performance, but opportunities for paid work or career development are few and far between. To address this, we’re piloting a programme awarding bursaries to three UK bloggers – enabling them to have an international experience, develop their skills and build connections outside the UK.
- Lives in the UK.
- At least two years’ experience of blogging, writing, vlogging or podcasting about arts. This includes experience of self-publishing, producing work for student publications and contributing to online platforms for emerging writers. Applicants don’t necessarily need to have their own platform.
- Does not write regularly for a national publication.
- Has never had a single full-time job writing about performing arts.
- Helps the British Council achieve our aim to give a platform to voices from groups under-represented in UK arts and media.
The winners will spend time in either Lagos, Romania or a country of their choice, meeting new contacts and discovering the richness of cultural exchange.
- This opportunity also includes two hours of mentoring with a member of our judging panel, led by Lyn Gardner. We ask winners to produce one or more pieces of work about performance inspired by their visit – to be published by the British Council, by themselves or by another publisher.
- British Council expect each visit to last three to six nights (including travel). We have a budget of up to a maximum £4,000 for each bursary. We expect this to cover costs such as:
- Honorarium to cover your time at £150 per day of travel
- Visa costs
- Travel insurance
- Innoculations not available on the NHS
- Perdiems at the British Council standard rate for each country
- Tickets for performances or fees for conferences/training courses
Extra accessibility costs are available for d/Deaf or disabled applicants.
- Lyn Gardner, Associate Editor at The Stage and writer, Stagedoor app – Lead Judge
- Thom Dibdin, The Stage, alledinburghtheatre.com
- Cathy Gomez, Programme and Marketing Manager, Theatre and Dance, British Council
- Colin Hambrook, Editor, Disability Arts Online
- Sophia Jackson, Founder and Editor, Afridiziak Theatre News
- Arusa Qureshi, Editor, The List
- Gary Raymond, Editor, Wales Arts Review
- Sanjoy Roy, freelance critic
- Alice Saville, Editor, Exeunt
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