High profile opportunity for two major events
Wigtown Book Festival and Spring Fling have come together with a new project – they are seeking a writer in residence at Spring Fling.
This will be the first year that the festival has worked with Spring Fling to offer an opportunity for a writer-in-residence at the May open studios visual art and crafts event.
The initiative – supported by the Dumfries and Galloway Regional Commissioning Fund – follows a successful joint artist in residence scheme run by the two organisations since 2009.
The writer appointed will also be expected to take part in Wigtown Book Festival 2015.
Applications are invited from writers with a track record working in any medium – fiction, creative non-fiction, theatre, poetry.
The successful applicant will receive a fee of £2,000, to include any travel costs both during Spring Fling 2015 and Wigtown Book Festival 2015.
Public engagement – which includes engagement with the artists and makers taking part in Spring Fling – is strongly encouraged. Candidates are also urged to propose original ways to present their work to as wide an audience as possible.
Proposals will be welcomed from writers using social media and digital media as part of their work. The successful candidate will be expected to use social media to promote their residency, for example through blogging, twitter, Facebook.
Accommodation will be provided free of charge during both Spring Fling and Wigtown Book Festival.
The new residency is intended to deepen the creative relationship between the two organisations and to appeal to audiences of both events.
- Closing date for applications is 5pm on Monday 8th December 2014.
- To download the full residency brief click here.