Manchester Collective x Salt: Northern Voices Call Out

Call out for Writers in Greater Manchester

We are collaborating with music and arts organisation Manchester Collective on their Northern Voices project and are looking to commission three Greater Manchester-based writers.

The commissioned features will be a window into the writers’ own experiences of arts, music and culture in the North of England and each selected writer will receive £250 for their piece.

We especially wish to hear from writers who are not often represented in traditional media.

What is Northern Voices?

Northern Voices is a new initiative by Manchester Collective celebrating the extraordinary artistic talent in our region – creators with distinct vision and expression, whose work is resonant and courageous.

Manchester Collective is currently seeking artists from Greater Manchester who will bring new perspectives and ideas into their world. The artists, like Manchester Collective, will be excited by music and keen to explore how it can connect to their artistic practice.

We are commissioning new critical writing on art in the North as part of this.

Want to get involved?

Initially, we are looking for expressions of interest after which we will provide more information about the project and explain the next steps for pitching.

If you are interested, please email

Deadline for initial expressions of interest is Monday 5 April.