New Ways of Working

This commission opportunity has now closed. Thank you to all who applied.

We are seeking a collaborator (organisation or individual(s)) to co-produce a literary experience with us at Dragon Hall, to be staged as part of the City of Literature Weekend (28th -30th May) at the Norfolk & Norwich Festival 2021.

The budget available for this work (from devising to delivery and including any professional fees) is £3,000 (inc. VAT). We are seeking an experience that could be staged at Dragon Hall, and / or online.

Who can apply?

This opportunity is open to all event producers, collectives, literary producers with a proven track record of producing high quality literary experiences on budget and on deadline. Any form of event will be considered, as long as it is COVID-compliant, compellingly articulated and within budget. It could be a one-off piece, or a small series.

The event can be a digital experience or a COVID-secure socially distanced one. The experience should be in line with NCW’s organisational values. You can get a sense of us here.

Applicants can be based anywhere in the UK; the event can be delivered remotely as a digital experience. If there are any travel / accommodation costs incurred they would need to be factored into the budget of £3,000 (inc. VAT).

How to apply

Send us a statement telling us more about you and an indication of your previous work.

  • Outline your plans: Why you? Why now? Why Dragon Hall? Why NCW? What would the experience feel like and who is it for? What story is this experience exploring?
  • Outline budget
  • What would be needed from us?

Applications and queries by email for the attention of Peggy Hughes (Programme Director) to: Please use ‘NCW Open Doors’ in the subject line of your application.

Deadline for applications: 10 Dec 2020 09.00 GMT (applications now closed)

Notification of outcome: 15 December 2020 / follow up conversation to arrange dates and logistics for January 2021 and beyond.