An Aberdeenshire-based freelance residency opportunity through the National Library of Scotland.
Application are now open for the role of Scots Scriever. The role is a joint initiative between Creative Scotland and the National Library of Scotland. It aims to support the creation of original writing in Scots and the promotion of the language through creative forms.
The 2022/23 Scriever will celebrate the richness of Northeast Scots or Doric as it's called locally, acknowledging Aberdeenshire as a stronghold for the Scots language in Scotland.
The primary aim of this 12-month residency is the creation of exciting original work in Scots, specifically Doric.
Some community engagement will be encouraged. However, 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 collections in the National Library of Scotland. To support this, the National Library will provide a dedicated space to work from as well as access to curatorial staff for individual guidance on accessing the collections.
It is expected the applicant may manage the appointment alongside other work or freelance commitments. 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.
For details on the role and how to apply visit the Library's Engage recruitment website.
An Aiberdeenshire-biden freelance residency opportunity throw the National Library o Scotland.
Applications are noo open for the job o Scots Scriever. A jint ongyaun atween Creative Scotland an the National Library o Scotland, ettles tae uphaad the makin o original screivin in Scots an tae tak forrit the leid throw creative wyes.
The 2022/23 Scriever will celebrate the richness o North-east Scots or Doric as it’s caad, roon aboot the area, takin tent o Aberdeenshire’s stran hud o the Scots leid in Scotland.
The foremaist aim o ess 12-month residency, is the makin o weel made original wirk in Scots – wi Doric at the fore.
Pucklies o community wirk will be socht, an the Scriever will be expekit tae set aside a lot o time in the job for the makin o new screed.
The Scriever will hiv tae hae time sorted oot for exploration an engagement wi the rich screed in the Scots collections in the National Library o Scotland. Tae support es, the National Library will gie a dedicatit space tae wirk fae - as weel as gittin time wi the curatorial staff fir individual guidance on gittin tae ken the collections.
It is expectit that the applicant micht sort oot the wirk o the appointment, alang wi ither wirk or freelance wirk so that they will hae a notion as tae foo their time cwid be sortit oot, an wirk oot foo muckle time they micht spend in the Library itsel.
Jist for instance, scrievers traivellin tae Edinburgh fae far awa, micht wint tae bide for a fylie langer. Ess bit can be claikit aboot mair fan wir at the interview.
For details oan the job an how tae apply visit the Library's Engage recruitment website.