4C Group and UKNA Announce the Third Recipient for 2024/25

29 April 2024

4C Group and UK New Artists are delighted to announce that the third recipient of the 2024/25 bursary is Courtney Conrad, a talented Jamaican poet based in Bucks. Courtney is an award-winning poet born and raised in Jamaica and currently based in London. Her poetry explores the themes of religion, migration, and womanhood.

UKNA and 4C Group launched this exciting partnership in 2022, creating valuable opportunities for UKNA Alumni artists over the next three years. The bursary, managed by UKNA for twelve months, offers a £10,000 investment to support the artist’s professional practice and creative development. 

Courtney Conrad

Courtney’s debut pamphlet I Am Evidence is published by Bloodaxe Books. She is a winner of the Eric Gregory Award, Michael Marks Award, Bridport Prize Young Writers Award, and Mslexia Women’s Pamphlet Prize. She was shortlisted for The White Review Poet’s Prize, the Manchester Poetry Prize, the Oxford Brookes International Poetry Competition, the Aesthetica Creative Writing Award’s Poetry Prize, and the Bridport Poetry Prize.

Courtney is an alumna of The London Library Emerging Writers Programme, Malika’s Poetry Kitchen, Barbican Young Poets, Cave Canem Fellow, Obsidian Foundation Fellow, Griots Well Collective, Poet in the City Producers Programme, Out-Spoken Press Emerging Poets Development Scheme and Roundhouse Poetry Collective. Her poems have appeared in Poetry Review, Magma Poetry, Propel Magazine, Poetry Wales, The White Review, Stand Magazine, The Indianapolis Review, Bath Magg, Poetry Birmingham Literary Journal, Anthropocene Poetry Journal, and more.

For more information on Courtney Conrad, please click here.

About UK New Artists (UKNA) 

We are an organisation that seeks to build capacity and create opportunities for emerging creatives to be seen & heard; empowering artists to develop skills & communicate ideas effectively; and helping to ensure a vibrant & diverse future for the UK.  


About 4C Group 

4C Group manages and develops properties and hotels in key business districts and leisure hot spots across the UK, Middle East, East Africa, and Canada. The company was formed in 2010, building on the foundations of a family property business that stretches back to the 1990s. The group’s mission is to operate sustainably and delight guests and investors, whilst striving to deliver a positive environmental and social impact within local communities. 


Click here for more information on 4C Group and UKNA partnership.