Past Opportunities

Spoken Word Artist call out

We’re looking for a dynamic freelance spoken word artist/poet to work on an 8 week creative writing project.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and dynamic freelance spoken word artist / poet to work with us on our next ‘Hear Me Out’ project. 

You will be working with a group of around 8 young women aged 14-18, via Zoom during a period between 16 September and 18 November. A total of 1 introductory and 8 working sessions, each up to 90 minutes.

The aim of the post is to encourage and develop the group’s confidence to talk about different types of poetry and spoken word and encourage them to develop and write their own work. We’d like to help them use critical thinking skills, as well as attending events such as poetry slams, spoken word shows etc. There will be a level of autonomy in terms of the direction the group wants to take in their learning. 

You will be fully supported by members of the Strike A Light team.

This is a freelance role with a fee of £1,000 to include planning, preparation and delivery of one introductory and 8 x 1.5 hour sessions, to take place on Thursday evenings (excluding half-terms) starting on September 16.

Deadline for applications Monday 19 July 2021

To apply please send a CV and cover letter (minimum 1 page of A4) or a video (maximum 3 minutes) about why you are interested in this role to Milan on

(Please include your full name in the attachment file names).

If you would like to apply via a different format please get in touch to arrange this.