Sky Writes is a development programme for new writers. It is free to take part in and is designed to support access to writing for the television industry by those from under-represented groups.
The programme is based in Rotherham, Gateshead and Blackpool – areas that are currently under-served in the television industry. It has a particular aim to support people of colour, LGBTQ+ and disabled people and those from lower socio-economic backgrounds.
There are two parts to the programme.
In April 2021 they will be running free Starting to Write for TV workshops, via Zoom, for people living in or near Blackpool, Gateshead and Rotherham. Each session will be led by an experienced television writer and supported by a programme producer. You can sign up via the pages below.
Following these introductory sessions, they’ll be inviting anyone interested in developing their writing to apply for the free Sky Writes course, which will be spread across six sessions during the summer and autumn of 2021.
Blackpool: 13th & 17th April
Gateshead: 17th April
Rotherham: 24th & 29th April