Arts Marketing Association




The AMA is the professional development organisation working with arts professionals

who are passionate about bringing arts and audiences together. The AMA aims to

give them the skills and knowledge to achieve their goals, grow their confidence and

succeed in their careers.






Website for literature development in Swindon





Blue Nose Poets



A national poetry organisation, based in London UK, which provides workshops,

cross-artform events, residential courses, platforms for new writing, correspondence

workshops, poetry competitions and services to schools.




Book Trust










An independent national charity that encourages people of all ages and cultures to

discover and enjoy reading.

The reader is at the heart of everything they do. Including: Bookstart, a national

programme that works through locally-based organisations to give a free pack of

books to babies, together with guidance materials for parents and carers; Writing

Together , which aims to ensure that, during their life at school, every child

encounters opportunities to work with professional writers who inspire them creatively;

Children's books: a website to find recommended books for ages 0 to 16, plus

interviews with authors, features, articles and free resources for teachers.




Literature Works



The literature development agency for the South West whose role is to work with

partners to raise funds to ensure that everyone in the South West can have access

to the benefits of reading, writing and enjoying literature.




Dead Good Poets Society





Based in Liverpool and existing to promote poetry through performance and to

encourage the development of new poets and audiences.

Their aims are: to maintain and develop a strong poetry base in Liverpool and

Merseyside; to make the poetry scene accessible to a wider range of people; to

build up poetry performance as a vibrant and powerful art form.




Disability Writes







Actively supporting and encouraging disabled writers, whatever their previous writing


Their aim is that disabled people can, through using thier site, learn and develop

creative writing skills in their own time and at their own pace. They promote the work

of disabled writers to a wide audience of disabled and non-disabled people through

the website and printed publications.




Diversity in Publishing Network



DIPNet has been established to promote the status and contribution of social groups

traditionally underrepresented within all areas of publishing, as well as support those

seeking to enter the industry.








The UK organisation for creative writing and reading for health and wellbeing.

Lapidus journal offers diverse articles exploring areas of writing for wellbeing, from

writers reflecting on their own process, to practitioners and researchers involving

writing in their work with others.




 New Black Arts Alliance





Working across art forms to create productions that challenge perceptions of Black

culture and that celebrate the many dimensions of Black heritages. Employing the arts

as a learning vehicle to assist disadvantaged and disenfranchised individuals particularly

where they run the risk of civil law infringement. Using the wide ranging creative skills

and social experiences of the company.




New Writing North



A development agency for creative writing and creative reading based in the North

East of England.Specialising in the development of talent and acting as a dynamic

broker between writers, agents and producers across the creative industries.




New Writing South







Working with all kinds of creative writers and new writing in the south east region:

authors, playwrights, poets, screen writers, radio writers, journalists and more.

Offering writers’ development, encouragement, resources and opportunities to make

new contacts. They also programme numerous events that aim to enhance skills,

stretch creativity and broker partnerships with those who produce and publish work.

Membership is open to everyone involved in creative writing in the south.




Poetry Kit


A comprehensive online resource for poetry from around the world.

Including: competitions, listings, Events, magazines and news




The Friends of Coleridge



The Friends of Coleridge aims to foster interest in the life and works of the poet

Samuel Taylor Coleridge and his circle, and to support Coleridge Cottage in Nether

Stowey, Somerset, through co-operation with the National Trust.




The Poetry Society







A membership-based and Arts Council England-funded registered charity, whose stated

aims are to promote the study, use and enjoyment of poetry. Many professional poets

are members of the Society, although not all.

Membership is open to anyone. Many of the thousands of members around the world

are teachers, librarians, booksellers, journalists - a wide range, in fact, of readers,

writers and lovers of poetry.




Writers Net




WritersNet's discussion forums bring writers and publishing professionals from around

the world together to share writing experiences. Join others discussing and exchanging

ideas about the writing life and the business of writing. Share your expertise and

experience or benefit from the expertise and experience of others.