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Scotland’s writers invited to apply for the 2021 Dr Gavin Wallace Fellowship

Writers from across Scotland are invited to apply for the 2021 Dr Gavin Wallace Fellowship, through Creative Scotland.

Set up to support Scottish based mid-career and established writers to develop creative work during a year-long residency, the Fellowship has already hosted partnerships between Maisie Chan at Dumfries Peter Pan Moat BraeJenni Fagan at Edinburgh’s Summerhall; Morna Young at Aberdeen City Council’s Creative Learning resource; Kirsty Logan at the Association for Scottish Literary Studies and Martin O’Connor at the Playwright’s Studio Scotland in partnership with the Royal Lyceum Theatre

Alan Bett, Head of Literature and Publishing at Creative Scotland said: “The Dr Gavin Wallace Fellowship was established to honour a Creative Scotland colleague who dedicated his entire professional life to helping writers. True to that statement, it has been transformative for the careers of the writers awarded it, providing time, space and support to create exciting literary work. 

“To ensure this opportunity is not impacted by current Covid-19 restrictions around live spaces, Creative Scotland will host the 2021 iteration as a digital residency. We are very much looking forward to applications from writers ready to innovate and work within this new context.” 

“These fellowships are made possible thanks to the generosity of National Lottery players, who raise £30 million for good causes across the UK every week.” 

The selected Fellow will receive £20,000 stipend, in addition to a £5,000 budget for professional development.  

Contact Information

Sophie Bambrough

(+44) 07747 606 146


Notes to editors

Notes to Editors

The Dr Gavin Wallace Fellowship was established in 2014 in memory of Dr Gavin Wallace who dedicated his entire professional life to supporting Scottish literature.  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 fund is supported by The National Lottery through Creative Scotland.   

The National Lottery has raised more than £42 billion for over 625,000 good causes across the UK since 1994. Thanks to National Lottery players, more than £1.2 billion has been awarded in the last year to support communities and thousands of organisations across the UK to cope with the impact of the Coronavirus pandemic. https://www.national-lottery.co.uk/   

Creative Scotland is the public body that supports the arts, screen and creative industries across all parts of Scotland on behalf of everyone who lives, works or visits here. We distribute funding provided by the Scottish Government and The National Lottery. www.creativescotland.com   

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Sophie Bambrough, Media Relations & PR Officer, Creative Scotland 
M: 07747 606 146