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Applications are now open for The Writing Platform Bursary 2015 – in association with Creative Writing at Bath Spa University. The Writing Platform Bursary programme supports experimentation and inter-disciplinary collaboration between writers and technologists.

They are looking for creative and open-minded writers and technologists to embark on exciting collaborations. There are two bursaries of £4000 available. Each bursary will be awarded to a team made up of one writer and one technologist to collaborate on a writing – or writing-related – project over a period of three months.

The work created by the teams will be showcased on www.thewritingplatform.com. The teams will also have the opportunity to present their projects at s Mix: Text on Screens conference in 2015.

Expectations:

  • Submissions should be original work that makes creative use of technology to push the boundaries of storytelling or the written form, or a project that seeks to address an issue of interest to the wider writing community – for example the dissemination of work or reader engagement.
  • It’s expected projects evolve through the collaborative working process.
  • The purpose of the programme is to support inter-disciplinary learning and collaboration.
  • Projects will run for three months from 15th January 2015 – 15th April 2015. Please ensure that you are able to commit time to a project during this period.

Submission Guidelines:

  • The bursary programme is open to UK residents (England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland) aged 18 or over on 4th December 2014.
  • Writers and technologists can apply as individuals – in which case they will be paired into project teams by the selection panel – or as ready-made teams.
  • Ready-made teams must consist of one writer and one technologist. The writer must meet the eligibility criteria for writers, the technologist must meet the eligibility criteria for technologists:
  • Writers should be able to demonstrate that they are currently active and a desire to develop their practice in new directions.
  • Applications from all writing fields are welcome – writers of fiction, non fiction, poetry or scripts – irrespective of whether/ how they are currently published.
  • Technologists should be able to demonstrate track record working with a particular technology or set of technologies and an active interest in arts/ technology crossover.
  • Technologists from all fields are welcome – developers, hackers, programmers, makers – irrespective of whether they make a living from their skills or use them in personal projects.

For further information go to: http://www.thewritingplatform.com/bursary2015