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Writer in Residence at Poole Museums, ArtfulScribe


ArtfulScribe and Poole Museums are excited to announce a new vacancy for a Writer in Residence to work with Poole Museum staff, residents and visitors from January 2020 as part of the Do:Write Literature Development Project in Dorset. 

Poole Museums are inviting proposals from writers who are seeking to develop their practice through working in a heritage environment and collaborating with multigenerational communities. The Writer in Residence will need to creatively engage with staff, setting, and visitors and be confident in a public setting. They will also be advocates for the role museums can play in inspiring, challenging and stimulating visitors and local people.

The residency will take place at Poole Museum and is on the basis of one day per week for a year (January – December 2020). A final delivery schedule will be agreed between the Writer in Residence and Poole Museums upon appointment.

Poole Museums are at a pivotal point as they embark on a major capital project to transform existing spaces to meet the needs of increasingly wider audiences.

Poole Museums are also the lead partner in the Wessex Museums Partnership. In 2020 we will be undertaking work towards creating a joint exhibition about Thomas Hardy’s Wessex. 

To download the full residency brief, please visit and scroll down to resources at the bottom of the page.

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