//Creative Residency: March 2024

Creative Residency: March 2024

We are back with more residencies! If you are a UK-based writer, director or producer with caring responsibilities, and you’d like a week in a cottage in the Yorkshire Dales to get some focussed work done in March, we invite you to apply. 

The application is simple – please send us your biography/CV and a 1 page cover letter outlining what you would do with the week. This opportunity is for parents and carers only – please state in your application what your caring responsibilities are. If selected, you will be sharing the cottage with 2 other creatives. Everyone will have your own room (although one resident will be in a full-sized bunkbed). At this point we can only offer 3 places, and regret we are unable to cover travel, subsistence or childcare costs. The cottage is not wheelchair accessible.

APPLICATIONS NOW CLOSED. Send application to [email protected]. Deadline 5pm Friday 2nd February 2024

We’ll send more details about the cottage and house rules to those selected. The only thing we need from you afterwards will be a write-up of your time there to publish on our website. You can read the stories of previous residents for inspiration here on our website, or below!

“Being selected for the 2023 writing residency was an enriching experience. The vast landscape, remote setting and ever changing weather fuelled my creativity, and made impressions on the thriller genre film I worked on. The connections I made with fellow writers were invaluable, fostering a supportive community that continues to inspire and uplift my craft. We managed to make it to the local pub, but do check opening days and times! Most residencies tend to be longer which doesn’t suit my childcare arrangements. I felt a week was a manageable amount of time for me to be away. This included my travel time and gave me a good run at writing.” Julie Tsang 2023 Creative Residencies Participant

Julie Tsang is an award-winning playwright and screenwriter. Julie is adapting a children’s book for the summer main stage show at Polka Theatre 2024. She was the recipient of The Rising Star Award with the National Theatre of Scotland 2021, and in the same year selected for BBC New Voices festival. Julie has written on TV shows with CBBC including the BAFTA nominated show Molly and Mack. She is developing her TV comedy pilot with Lucky 17 Productions and Sky Studios. Julie short film Alisha’s Story was released as part of the UN’s International Day of Persons with Disabilities. Her shortPurveywas shortlisted for Sharp Shorts (funded by Screen Scotland and BFI) Julie most recent short TEN is a finalist with Rianne Pictures and she is currently developing her first feature film.  Julie is a member of Bafta Connect, Women in Film and TV and WGGB. Photos above are by Julie Tsang.


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