Grants and Funding
2019 Arts Council England and New Writing North.
Durham Book Festival commission. ‘The Traveller Road to Holy Island’, a walking, writing and drawing book and public engagement programme in the North and South of England. Includes collaborative Outlandish and debut poetry pamphlet Moveable Type (New Writing North).
NHS North Tyneside Clinical Commissioning Group.
Writing and arts for well-being public engagement programme with Sessional Workshops for ESL speakers in HM Government’s Refugee Relocation Scheme.
2017 Newcastle Institute for Social Renewal Grant, Lead Applicant.
With Professor Carolyn Forché. The Cold Boat: Walking With Refugees. Continued development of writing workshops for ESL speakers in HM Government’s Refugee Relocation Scheme.
Arts and Humanities Research Council, Research Training and Support Grant.
Research visit to the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, followed by the Yale Center for British Art, Connecticut, USA to view respective Thomas Bewick archives.
Gateshead Council Grant.
Poetry publication for Tyne and Wear Archives and Museums.
2016 The Catherine Cookson Foundation Charitable Trust.
Newcastle Centre for the Literary Arts Grant.
2015 Newcastle Institute for Social Renewal Fund.
The Cold Boat: establishment of a Poetry of Witness public engagement events programme, creation of a digital archive and creative writing workshops with refugees in North Tyneside.
Arts and Humanities Research Council Innovation Fund, Lead Applicant.
Creative Practice Completion Symposium: a cross-institutional three-night residential in Scotland for PGRs to exhibit, present, perform and discuss practice-led research in progress.
Arts and Humanities Research Council Student Development Fund.
Arts and Humanities Research Council Innovation Fund, Co-Applicant.
Cross-institutional Northern Bridge DTP poetry reading at Durham University.
2014 Arts and Humanities Research Council, inaugural Northern Bridge DTP Scholarship.
2012 Northern Promise Award, New Writing North. Selected by Paul Farley.