Future Poets Festival

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Are you a poet but you don’t know it?

We’ve hooked up with Writing West Midlands and the lovely mac, to find a group of eight aspiring poets, aged 16-19, to work together over five months to create a one-day Future Poets Festival.

The lucky eight will work with industry experts and professional poets to explore the world of poetry from Classical to the avant-garde. Think poetronica, digital, poetweets, film-poetry, slam poetry, spoken word, written and performance poetry.

So, let us break it down:

The deadline for applications is Monday 2 April.

On the Wednesday 4 April there will be a recruitment workshop at mac, where the winners will be chosen. 

If you win, then you will be invited to a three-day course during the Easter Holidays where you will meet a variety of poets, artists, theatre-makers and performers to get mentoring on how to run your own festival, leadership and the chance to explore how you think future poetry will look.

There will also be a series of skills workshops and catch up sessions, to see how your festival is coming along. 

Then, in the summer, there will be a two-week intensive training session, to pull your festival schedule together.

Finally, on Saturday 4 August a host of spaces at mac Birmingham will be given over to your own, exciting, future-thinking one-day poetry festival.

So, if you’re between 16-19, are based in the West Midlands and are available 9-11 April, 28 April, 19 May, 9 June and 23 July-4 August for skills workshops and training, apply now or forever hold your peace.

 

The brief closes on Monday 2 April at 5pm and is open to IdeasTap members aged 16-19, based in the West Midlands. Late entries will not be accepted under any circumstances, including technical issues – so make sure you don’t leave your application to the last minute.

If you have technical issues, email info@ideastap.com.

How to apply

1. Apply by clicking Follow this brief in the left-hand column.

2. Click Apply now in the yellow box on the left. This will take you to a page headed Submit your response.

3. Give your name and tell us in 100 words or less what winning this opportunity would mean for you.

4. You must have a photo uploaded to your profile, although it doesn't need to be a headshot and you won't be judged on the quality.

5. To support your application you must also use your IdeasTap portfolio to post supporting material. The judges will look at your portfolio for examples of previous work, so make sure it's looking good.

 

That’s it!

 

The brief closes on Monday 2 April at 5pm and is open to IdeasTap members aged 16-19, based in the West Midlands. Late entries will not be accepted under any circumstances, including technical issues – so make sure you don’t leave your application to the last minute.

If you have technical issues, email info@ideastap.com.

This brief is now closed for comments. If you have any questions, please email info@ideastap.com

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