In this pilot year, all the production companies we’re working with on Multitrack are based in London. We know this limits who may be able to apply in 2019.
That’s why we’re really excited to be partnering with PressPad to provide a supportive and affordable place to stay, for applicants coming from outside London.
PressPad links up young journalists, who are doing placements or internships in London, with experienced journalists who can host them for the duration of their stay. Working with PressPad on Multitrack 2019 means applicants from outside of London will have an affordable accommodation option, which also includes additional mentoring from their host.
The cost per week when you stay with PressPad is £150, and there is a bursary which you can apply for to help cover that cost if you need to.
We’re really happy to have established this partnership with PressPad in our pilot year, and we hope it’ll be something we can continue and develop in future years too.
We also want to highlight that this doesn’t affect our ambition to make Multitrack a national fellowship. So if you work at a production company outside London, which may be interested in being part of Multitrack in 2020 or beyond, please drop us a line!