FIELDNOTES Grant Programme 2023 

FIELDNOTES Grant Programme 2023 

FIELDNOTES is inviting applications for its 2023 Development Grant Programme.

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Deadline: midnight Monday 19 June 2023


The FIELDNOTES Development Grant Programme will support four emerging artists and writers for a six-month period during which they will receive editorial and financial support in order to develop new text-based work. The aim is to support risk taking, to enable experimentation and allow for new poetic methodologies to develop across genres and media. The programme will take place between July and December 2023, with the purpose of offering a critical incubation period for projects pioneering new forms at the intersection of creative disciplines.

Each participant will receive a grant of £750 to cover their materials and time. Each participant will be allocated a mentor from the FIELDNOTES editorial team. Contact time will amount to 12 hours per participant to be structured either as monthly meetings or spread more flexibly throughout the period and across different channels of communication.

FIELDNOTES are actively seeking applications from underrepresented groups. Artists and writers who face cultural, social, physical or economic barriers in the arts are particularly encouraged to submit. Access riders are welcomed.

This programme has been made possible by support from The Fenton Arts Trust and Arts Council England.

This opportunity is open to all early-career UK-based artists and writers not enrolled in formal education at any point during 2023. It is aimed at those in situations of financial precarity who might otherwise not be able to dedicate time to producing new work, applicants are asked to answer in good faith as to whether they belong to this category. It is recommended that applicants familiarise themselves with FIELDNOTES publications (unwaged/low income concessionary prices available from our online shop).

Applicants are asked to submit:

  • a sample of previous work (max 3000 words)
  • a proposal (max 500 words)
  • a biographical note (max 200 words)
  • an equal opportunities form (as a separate attachment)

Please do not send any additional material or links. Send applications as a single Word document or PDF titled with your name (example: Jane_Smith.pdf) in an email attachment (max. size of attachment is 2MB) to:

Website link: Submit – fieldnotes

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