Are you interested in creativity and activism?

The Project

We’re looking for 10 young people aged between 15 and 17 to form our team of Young Arts Professionals. As a Young Arts Professional, you’ll be responsible for designing and delivering a festival-in-a-day as part of the Norfolk & Norwich Festival in May 2019. (Don’t worry; you’ll get lots of support!) Once the project is complete, we’ll fly you over to Krakow in Poland to attend the Off Milosz Poetry Festival in June 2019 – all expenses paid!

Your festival will be on the theme of free speech and cultural activism. You’ll be responsible for programming the day, booking artists, and marketing the festival. Starting in September 2018, we’ll support you with four professional development days on key areas of events programming and promotion and you’ll also meet once a fortnight after school at the National Centre for Writing (Dragon Hall, Norwich) to make sure everything gets done!

How to apply

Fill out the application form below and return it to victoria@nationalcentreforwriting.org.uk by midnight on 20 July 2018.

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About Engage!

Engage! is a collaborative project between four UNESCO cities of literature around Europe – Barcelona (Spain), Krakow (Poland), Växjö (Sweden) and Norwich (UK). Each city is running its own project focussed on cultural activism and literature. Norwich’s project is called Young Arts Professionals.

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