We’re recruiting!

Are you aged 15-17? Interested in books or writing? Media or events management? Become a Young Ambassador!

We’re recruiting Norfolk students to become our 2019 UNESCO Young Ambassadors. As an Ambassador, not only will you receive opportunities to attend workshops and events but you’ll also complete your Bronze Arts Award and play a vital role in representing Norwich as a UNESCO City of Literature.

Fill in the application form here >>

Deadline: 5pm, Monday 3 December 2018

If you have any questions, email learning@nationalcentreforwriting.org.uk


Our Young Ambassador programme enables 15-17 year olds to get professional development in the creative arts industry.

Our ambassadors are champions of Norwich as England’s first UNESCO City of Literature and share their love of reading and writing in their schools and local communities. In return, we give them behind-the-scenes access to our festivals, events, and performances, giving them the chance to meet and interview writers and artists. They’re also invited to workshops led by industry professionals and are given the opportunity to complete their Bronze Arts Award – a nationally recognised qualification.

“I was nervous at first but…all the other people are so nice, it coaxed me out of my shell.”
Moby Wells, Heathersett Academy, Yr. 10

This year, our Young Ambassadors have interviewed Margaret Atwood, been published in the EDP, reviewed our events, and planned our Young Norfolk Writing Competition Showcase as part of their Bronze Arts Award.

We recruit for up to 15 Young Ambassadors between September and December and they stay with us for 12 months. We aim for every school in Norfolk to have had a UNESCO City of Literature champion.

Meet our Young Ambassadors for 2018 >>

If you have any questions or would like to discuss Young Ambassadors further, please email learning@nationalcentreforwriting.org.uk or call 01603 877177

Read about the experiences of some of our previous Young Ambassadors