Scots Screiver: Dumfries and Galloway
The role of the Scots Scriever - a joint initiative between Creative Scotland and the National Library of Scotland - aims to support the creation of original writing in Scots and the promotion of the language through creative forms. The 2023/24 Scriever will celebrate the richness of Galloway Scots.
The primary aim of this 12-month residency is the creation of exciting original work in Scots. While some community engagement will be encouraged, the Scriever will be expected to prioritise and set aside a significant amount of time during the residency for the development of new written work. This will include time for exploration of and engagement with the rich and extensive Scots language collections in the National Library of Scotland. To support this, the National Library will provide access to staff for individual guidance on accessing and researching the collections as well as a dedicated space to work from. It is expected the applicant may manage the appointment alongside other work or freelance commitments so applicants will have flexibility as to how to manage their time and exactly how much time in each sitting they intend to spend physically in the Library. For instance, writers travelling to Edinburgh from further afield may wish to do so less frequently but for longer periods at a time. This aspect can be further discussed at interview stage.
Travel and accommodation costs will be made available to enable the successful writer in residence to spend the suggested amount of time within the Library, up to a budget of £2,400 per year.
For more details and to apply please visit our vacancy portal.
Applications close at noon on 23 October, 2023.
Scots Scriever: Dumfries an Gallowa
The job o the Scots Scriever – enablit bi Creative Scotland alang wi the National Library o Scotland – ettles tae help wi the scrievin o original wark in Scots, an tae help spreid the word o how Scots maun be yaised in creative warks o different kinds. The 2023-24 Scriever will celebrate the Scots o Dumfries an Gallowa, an area weel-kent for it’s connections wi scrievin in Scots frae Robert Burns tae William Neill.
The main aim o the twal-month residency is the creation o excitin original wark in the leid o Dumfries an Gallowa. Some community involvement will be encouraged but the Scriever will aye hae plenty time tae set aside for his ain original wark. This will include time tae explore an interact wi the mony rich an extensive Scots collections in the National Library. Tae this enn the National Library will gie a dedicatit space tae wark frae, as weel as access tae curatorial staff for help in luikin through the collections. It is thocht that the applicant wid cairry oot the wark o the appointment alongside their ain wark or freelance commitments so they maun hae freedom aboot how tae yaise their ain time an sort oot how much time they ettle tae spen physically in the Library. Scrievers wha traivel tae Embra frae Dumfries an Gallowa micht want tae dae that less often, but stey in the toun for langer visits. This can be brocht up at the interview stage.
Traivel an accommodation costs will be available up tae a budget o £2,400 per year tae let the Scriever spen the suggested amount o time in the Library in Glesga or Embra.
Fer mair details an tae apply pleise veesit oor vacancy portal.
Applications claise at noon on 23 October, 2023.
Page published 2 October 2023.