8a The Snow Witch Project: Now what do we do?

Meeting the team We got a good response to our call for writers, who turned up for a preliminary meeting hosted by myself and Roy, to answer the question “now what do we do?” and explain some of the vision we had for The Snow Witch Project, that would unfold over the coming months. The …

7 The Snow Witch Project: Our first tv appearance

Getting the message across After getting a hostile reception from writers who we thought would be fascinated to join the Snow Witch project, Roy and I went down a different route. Use the media! Richard Stringer, a reporter for That’s Solent TV agreed that our story was interesting enough to put out on his show, …

6 The Snow Witch Project: how to recruit bad-tempered writers?

Curmudgeonly writers It is a truth universally acknowledged that writers can be cantakerous gits. Used to working alone and with set ideas about what they expect from their work, some types of writer can view with suspicion or hostility those coming to them with ideas that don’t fit their current take on the world. I …

5 The Snow Witch Project – so many strands!

Big ideas… To help us get a handle on the project to come, Roy called a core team together. That was me, Portsmouth arts impresario Johnny Sackett, artist and researcher Ausra Vaisvilaite and a handful of others to attend a presentation at his house. He present us with a Gantt chart – a collection of …

4 Snow Witch Project: how to get Arts Council funding

The Aaargh of Form-Filling! The size of Roy’s conception for The Snow Witch meant we couldn’t do it if we didn’t have Arts Council England funding. The application forms to obtain funding are notoriously tortuous. They are couched in project management jargon which appears to be deliberately exclusive – and to someone not steeped in …