The Arts Foundation Futures Awards 2023: Place Writing Category Announced

The Arts Foundation is delighted to share that the fifth category of the 30th edition of The Arts Foundation Futures Awards 2023 is Place Writing!⁠


The Place Writing Award supports writers with a practice focused on writing about the spirit of place.⁠

Over the last century, place, site, and travel writing have dramatically shifted from vivid descriptions of faraway places to something unique and creative. Place Writing now encompasses journeys into a broad range of imaginative thinking – from the psyche to the crucible of political and environmental global thinking and events. In recent travel restricted times it has also evoked the form or spirit of place- be it challenging, grittily realistic, nostalgic, fantastical or whimsical. ⁠

The award supports writers working within traditional reportage and non-fiction, but also across poetry, graphic storytelling and fiction.

⁠The recipient of the Arts Foundation Futures Awards 2023 for Place Writing receives a £10,000 Fellowship, and all three shortlisted artists receive £1,000.⁠

In the coming weeks, we look forward to announcing this year’s independent Jury of artists and industry professionals who will select the Shortlisted Artists and winning Fellow.

Follow the Arts Foundation on InstagramTwitterFacebook and LinkedIn for all the latest awards news and updates.

If you’d like to discuss press and media opportunities, please contact us: