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The Shortlist has now been announed.


Congratulations to all those authors who

have been picked for the Shortlist.


Here is a selection of shortlisted manuscripts

and their authors:


The Lion That Ate The Future

Ellie Woodbourne


The God Bullet

Scott Bain


Your Sleeping Head

Marianne Holmes


The Killing of Mummy's Boy

Joan Ellis


The Distributed Woman

Stephen Riley


West End Boys West End Girls

Peter Stone


I am Ella. Buy Me.

Joan Ellis


Wyrm Gold

Richard Middleton


The Last Pendragon

Jennie Bradley-Smith


Visions of Zarua

Suzanne Rogerson



Ann Marie Thomas

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National Arts Advisory Programme advises policy-makers, arts organisations, and corporate decision-makers on all aspects of the UK Creative Arts industry.


UK Creative Arts Programme provides guidance to professionals

working in all fields of the creative arts, and to those aspiring to

become professionals.

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+ 2015 Report    Read report


+ UKCA Report:

Protecting Your Image, Protecting Your Reputation. UKCA looks at how actors and actresses can ensure they are in full control of how they will be portrayed in film and TV productions.   Read report


+ UKCA Report: Safe and Sure Video Uploading:

Legal and moral responsibilities for vloggers, and video site owners and operators.   Read report


+ UKCA Report: CoMpetition or CoNpetition:

There are many online talent competitions, but are they real competitions, or really cons? We look at some ways that competitions can take advantage of you, and show you what to check for when you are considering entering a talent competition. Read report



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UKCA's new exam syllabus will be available in September 2016.

Founded in 1996, Indepen-dance is celebrating its 20 year anniversary this year. Starting off in April, the company will run a number of events while hosting the second International Inclusive Dance Festival - Gathered Together 2016 from the 7-10 September at the Tramway in Glasgow.


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