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Sheffield Writer Development Grant

Mayor of South Yorkshire, Dan Jarvis of the South Yorkshire Mayoral Combined Authority has secured £1m of Additional Restrictions Grant funding to support the cultural and creative industries across South Yorkshire. Recent research from the University of Sheffield (funded by AHRC) has evidenced the need for the support of Culture in the region.

The University of Sheffield’s Off the Shelf Festival of Words will facilitate the distribution of £36,000 of funding to invest in developing creative practice for individual writers in Sheffield. To achieve this, we have formed a steering group with publishing partners And Other Stories and The Poetry Business and we aim to support writers and poets who are seeking to develop their creative practice and to support diverse and disadvantaged artists in their development. We take diversity in its broadest sense to include age, gender, ethnicity, religion, disability, sexual orientation, education and national origin.

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