A quick review of the proposal submitted by last night’s deadline tell us that of the 210 applications received, 144 of them come from the UK. However we also have proposals from Switzerland, Thailand, the US, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Portugal, Ireland, Singapore, Spain, Australia, Austria, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Hungary, Iceland, India, Italy, and Japan.

Roughly half are paper proposals, but then we have an extraordinary array of proposals from exhibitions and performances to walks, overnight sits, workshops, residencies… and all kind of things in between.

A huge challenge awaits us so wish us luck as we attempt to squeeze as much as we can into what promises to be a fantastic programme.