We are delighted to announce that our New Critics Programmes is back for VAULT Festival 2023 and applications are open now! Initially conceived for our 2020 festival, our New Critics Programme will enable five new and early-career writers to develop their critical voice, receive expert mentorship from leading industry professionals, and establish an industry network with like-minded people!

To be eligible to apply for the New Critics Programme applicants will have had no formal training in critical writing, or been paid to review. We are particularly keen to hear from applicants from underrepresented backgrounds and those who have found it challenging to break into the creative industries.

Interested in applying? Head over to our New Critics Programme page for further information on this exciting opportunity.

Applications are open now and will close at 12pm on 8th December. If you have any questions regarding the programme or your eligibility, you can get in touch with Lorn, our Press and Media Officer, on [email protected].