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Spoken word artists and performance poets needed for youth poetry project

  • Date: 20 October 2011
  • Area: National, South East
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Poet Jacob Sam-La Rose, artistic director for Shake the Dust. Credit: Courtesy of The Garage

Are you an experienced spoken word artist or performance poet? If so, you may be eligible for an exciting new opportunity to work with groups of young people on a project between January and June 2012.

The Garage in Norwich is working in partnership with Writers Centre Norwich and Apples & Snakes on Shake the Dust,  a project aimed at creating the UK's biggest ever youth poetry slam. The project has received funding from Arts Council England.

Shake the Dust is designed to bring together young people from up and down the country, giving a platform for voices that would otherwise go unheard. It uses slam poetry as a tool to inspire and motivate young people to share their lives, stories and dreams, and gives them an opportunity to speak out.

The programme is also looking for less experienced spoken word artists and performance poets to work as shadows on the project. This is a paid professional development opportunity.

For guidance and to download an application form follow the links to the top right hand side of the page.

The closing date for submission of CVs and applications is Friday 21 October at 5pm.