The Arvon Foundation

Grants for Writers

Provide the writers of the future with the means to attend a 5-day residential writing course at an Arvon creative writing centre led by published professional writers and so improve their professional development opportunities.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 4:18 PM, 31 January 2012 to 4:18 PM, 31 January 2012

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Many of the writers who wish to attend Arvon and would benefit from the experience are unable to pay the full course fee (in 2011 this is £625) due to financial disadvantage. An Arvon experience is open to all - no qualifications are needed, just an ability to be creative and a desire to write. People from every walk of life and every part of the UK attend Arvon, and many are on a very low wage or no income at all.


By providing grants we can give people a real opportunity to take their writing seriously and to develop their writing skills with the help of professional published authors. We know from our feedback that many of today's established writers started their careers on an Arvon course. Alongside that, many people write for pleasure who will never be published. But they gain the same life skills - improved confidence, ability to express themselves, to be creative.