04 July ‘19

Opportunity: BFMAF 2019 Writer in Residence

We are excited to announce that applications are now open for this year’s Writer in Residence.

Now in its third year, the residency offers a writer the opportunity to immerse themselves in the festival and the platform to respond in a creative and critical manner.

The Writer in Residence opportunity includes a fee of £250, accommodation for 4 nights during the Festival (Thursday 19 - Sunday 22 September 2019) and return travel within the UK.

The written outcome of the residency is open and will be developed in collaboration with the Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival’s team. We encourage applicants to explore how they would like to approach the Festival and take advantage of the programme.

The final text will be published online. The potential for a performance or reading could also be discussed with the chosen writer.

To be eligible to apply for the opportunity you must:

  • Have a demonstrable interest in developing your writing practice
  • Be within 10 years of beginning their practice
  • Be UK-based and eligible to work in the UK

To apply please complete the following form:

BFMAF 2019 Writer in Residence - Application

All applicants must also complete the equal opportunities monitoring form here:

Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form

The Festival particularly welcomes applications from women, people of colour, individuals from ethnic minority or low-income backgrounds, disabled people and those who identify as LGBTQ+.

The application deadline is Monday 12 August 2019 at 5pm (UK Time).

You can read the work from our previous writers in residence below:

2018: Divya Osbon


2017: The White Pube


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