The Dr Gavin Wallace Fellowship was established to honour a Creative Scotland colleague who committed his entire professional life to helping writers and literature organisations in Scotland. Following the sad loss of Dr Wallace in February 2013, Creative Scotland established an annual fellowship in his name to honour his memory and commemorate and continue his good work.
The purpose of this fund is to support a Scottish-based arts organisation to host the year-long Dr Gavin Wallace Fellowship during 2016/17.
The Dr Gavin Wallace Fellowship has been designed to support mid-career and established writers. The award is intended to provide one writer with time to develop their work over the course of a year, and the opportunity to work creatively with an arts organisation based in Scotland. The fellowship is aimed at allowing a writer time to create work rather than deliver creative workshops or other project based activities. Organisations applying to host the fellowship will suggest a broad theme or idea for the fellowship, this theme should be related in some way to their own work and priorities.
We will accept applications from organisations which are based in Scotland.
Specifically we’ll be looking for applicants to show:
Organisations already in receipt of Regular Funding from Creative Scotland can apply but should discuss any intention to apply with their Lead Officer in the first instance.
We will not accept applications from organisations who are not involved in supporting literature in Scotland, or from organisations based outside Scotland.
Previous hosts of the Dr Gavin Wallace Fellowship are also not eligible to apply in 2016/17.
In 2016/17 one award of £25,000 is available. The award is to be divided into a £20,000 stipend for the successful writer, and £5000 to the host organisation.
The deadline for applications from organisations wishing to host the Dr Gavin Wallace Fellowship in 2017 has now passed and Aberdeen City Council has been announced as the host for 2017.