Prices & Concessions

Course participants writing at the workshop table at The Hurst

Arvon is non-profit charity and all course fees enable Arvon to support more writers and run our schools and partnership programme. We offer concessions on most courses. See below for information on concessions elegibility and rates. For further financial assistance we offer a grants scheme, subject to availability. For Masterclasses, if you cannot afford the concession price we offer a limited number of fully subsidised places.

RESIDENTIAL

5-day courses

The Hurst (en-suite room): £880 (concession price £616)

Totleigh Barton: £845 (concession price £591.50)

Lumb Bank: Band A room: £865.00 (concession price £605.50)/ Band B: £815.00 (concession price £570.50)

5-day Tutored Retreat

The Hurst (en-suite room): £880 (concession price £616)

Totleigh Barton: £845 (concession price £591.50)

Lumb Bank: Band A room: £865.00 (concession price £605.50)/ Band B: £815.00 (concession price £570.50)

5-day Retreat (untutored)

The Hurst, Totleigh Barton, and Lumb Bank:  £700 (concession price £490)

Course and retreats fees cover full-board accommodation (not including alcohol), all tuition (where applicable) and a writing desk.


From April, 2023:

  • The Hurst: £925
  • Lumb Bank: Band A rooms £905; Band B rooms £855
  • Totleigh: £885

ARVON AT HOME

Masterclass: £35 / £17.50 concessions
Writing Day £85 / £42.50 concessions
Writing Week £400 / £280 concession (limited number available)
Five Week Evening Course £400 / £280 concessions (limited number available)
How I Write: Pay what you can – suggested donation amount £5
Children’s & Young People’s Online Workshop: Free
Arvon 1-1 tutorial: £150 / £120 concessions (includes two hours of tutor time)

From April, 2023

Masterclass: £35 / £17.50 concessions
Writing Day £85 / £42.50 concessions
Writing Weekend £275 / £192.50 concessions (limited number available)
Writing Week: £425 / £297.50 concessions (limited number available)
Five Week Course: £425 / £297.50 concessions (limited number available)
How I Write: Pay what you can – suggested donation amount £5
Children’s & Young People’s Online Workshop: Free
Arvon 1-1 tutorial: £150 / £120 concessions (includes two hours of tutor time)

CLOCKHOUSE WRITERS' RETREATS

6-day retreats (Mon – Sun)

1st Floor Apartment: £950
2nd Floor Apartment: £850

4-day retreats (Weds – Mon)

1st Floor Apartment: £630
2nd Floor Apartment: £560

For bookings of more than two consecutive 6-day retreats, we offer a 10% discount on the third and subsequent retreats. Please telephone The Hurst to take advantage of this offer.

CONCESSIONS

At Arvon we want to do more to support writers and make it financially accessible for you to attend our courses. We understand that the cost of an Arvon course can be out of reach for many people, so we offer concession pricing on most courses. Simply select the concession pricing option when booking a course, or email bookings@arvon.org when submitting a 1-1 tutorial request. If no concessions are available, you can add yourself to the waiting list and we will contact you if further concession places become available.

A concession is available if any of the following apply to you:

– You are a full-time student
– You are aged 18-25
– You claim Universal Credit, pension credit, Personal Independence Payment (PIP), income support or job seekers allowance
– You are in receipt of working tax credit
– You are low-waged (single household: annual income of less than £23,000 / family household: combined annual income less than £34,500)
– You are a teacher in a UK state or private primary school, or an English teacher (or teacher of a related discipline) at a UK state or private secondary school or further education institution.

Please note: we may ask ask for proof of eligibility after booking.

50% concession

- Masterclasses - Online Writing Days

30% concession

- Residential Courses - Online Writing Weeks - Writing Weekends - 5-week Courses - Arvon Live - (limited availability)

20% concession

-1-1 Tutorials

Grants

If you couldn’t attend an Arvon course without some financial help, we encourage you to apply for a grant. Last year we were able to help more than 90% of all writers who applied.

Gift Vouchers

An Arvon Gift Voucher is the perfect gift for writers looking for time and space to develop their craft. Gift Vouchers can be made up to any amount, and so are perfect for a friendly nudge or a grand gesture.