I’ve been writing poetry-based commissions for a range of organisations for over a decade. This has varied from arts and media organisations to corporate clients and national TV ad campaigns.

Below are a few examples of my previous commissions. Please use the contact form if you have a commission that you’d like to discuss. My fee varies depending on the nature of the commission and any usage involved.

Nationwide Building Society | National TV ad campaign | 2020

Maria Ferguson poetry commission for Nationwide Building Society

This was commissioned as part of Nationwide Building Society’s ‘Voices Nationwide’ campaign and was broadcast as a national TV ad. We filmed this advert at home during the first lockdown!

Stylist Magazine | Sonnet for Strength | 2019

Stylist Magazine commissioned me to write this ‘Sonnet For Strength’ poem and also provide these ‘5 Lessons in Confidence‘ for their website. This also saw me join a panel at Olympia London to discuss self-confidence.

Canvas Art x Rich Mix | Stepney Words | 2017

Maria Ferguson poetry commission for Canvas Arts and Rich Mix

‘Changes’ was written about my grandmother and my relationship with the East End. The poem was originally commissioned by Rich Mix in partnership with Apples and Snakes for Stepney Words III. The performance takes place at classic pie and mash shop, F Cook, in Hoxton.

BBC Essex | Make a Difference | 2020

Maria Ferguson poetry commission from BBC Essex (click image for video)

This was part of a UK-wide project by the BBC, celebrating local heroes during lockdown. I was really proud to be commissioned to write this poem by my native county of Essex and loved seeing everybody else’s poems from the different BBC stations.

Addleshaw Goddard | International Women’s Day 2022

Maria Ferguson poetry commission for Addleshaw Goddard (click image for video)

This poem was commissioned as part of the ‘Breaking the Bias’ campaign to mark International Women’s Day 2022 and was shared with their partners around the globe.

Fat Girls Don't Dance, Saboteur Award Winner: Best Spoken Word Show 2017, Oberon Books. Essex Girl, shortlisted for Tony Craze Award 2018, Show of the Week at VAULT 2019, Oberon Books. Debut poetry collection Alright, Girl?, Burning Eye Books 🐼

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