The Julia Darling Travel Fellowship, deadline 31 March 2016
The Julie Darling Travel Fellowship opened for submissions yesterday, full details below:
The Julia Darling Travel Fellowship
Julia Darling Travel Fellowship opens for submissions
The Julia Darling Travel Fellowship exists to remember the late
Darling. The first award in 2015 was given to the
Daykin who used the funds to travel to Norway to
research her second novel.
Julia Darling’s work encompassed a wide range of topics and forms
from plays and novels to poetry and performance. She was an exceptional
artist with a unique and humorous voice that engaged readers even when
her work explored her declining health and ultimate death from cancer.
Julia was also a kind and generous writer who went out of her way to
support and encourage many other writers to develop their work and
their creativity. This fellowship is inspired by Julia’s love of travel
and by the appreciation that she had of writing away from home, whether
that was at creative retreats in the wilderness or in rented houses at
The fellowship is worth £2,000
and is supported by a wide range of Julia’s friends and family,
including many leading writers:
"Julia was an huge inspiration to me and she was a
beacon of good sense, humour, ambition and right mindedness - as well
as being a fabulous person whom I adored - so I would very much like to
help remember her The Julia Darling Travel Fellowship seems a really
great and creative way to do that." Lee Hall
”I'm delighted to support this great venture. Julia was
a brilliant and bold writer. She was also a generous and inspirational
woman who had a strong impact on the lives and work of those who knew
her. She would have been delighted with this fellowship, which offers
such a great opportunity for writers to produce new work.” David Almond
“I love the fact that Julia who loved to travel so much
herself, on and off trains and planes, is now helping others to fly.
Here's to all the journeys. Julia would be raising her glass!” Jackie Kay
The fellowship will be decided by a panel of Julia Darling’s friends
and family including the writer Karin
Young and Julia’s mother.
The fellowship can be used to fund travel and accommodation in the
UK and internationally. The fellowship will also support group
applications by writers who would like to undertake joint residential
retreats (something that Julia valued).
The fellowship is open to novelists, poets and playwrights over the
age of 18, who live and work in the north of England who have at least
one professionally produced or published work to their name. The
fellowship is for activity that takes place between June 2016 and May
To apply writers must write a brief description (up to 500 words) of
how they would like to use the resource to advance their creative work,
a short biography (up to 300 words) and state why now would be a good
time for them to receive support (up to 300 words). To apply, please fill in this online
form. Entry is by online submission only.
The Fellowship opens for applications on: Monday 29 February2016
and the deadline for submissions is Thursday 31 March2016.