Essential information for individuals and organisations applying to the Book Week Scotland 2023 event fund.
- You can apply for one grant of £500 to programme an in-person, digital or hybrid event. An event should last roughly 1–1.5 hours.
- Events and activities do not have to be connected to the theme of Adventure – although we'd love it if they were!
- You must work with an author or storyteller as part of your event. This could be to produce a commission to use as part of the event or an appearance fee.
- If you invite a writer or storyteller to your event, they should be paid at the Live Literature rate of £175 per session.
- Authors do not have to be part of the Live Literature Author Directory to take part in Book Week Scotland.
- £175 is the minimum fee for the author you collaborate with. If you are planning to work on more than one element of your event with the author, an additional fee may be appropriate. Additional information on fees and commission rates will be provided to successful partners.
- All financial support provided by Scottish Book Trust must be used to deliver the event. Funds received may not be used to support selling tickets for profit, to purchase book stock which will be sold at the event or activity, or any other profit generation.
- Events or activities may charge an admission fee on the condition that the money raised goes towards covering event expenses.
- Successful partners are required to evaluate their event, usually through a short online survey. Evaluation support and information will be provided in our Book Week Scotland handbook.
- The deadline for all applications is Friday 9 June at 5pm.
- If your application is successful we will release your funding via BACS transfer in August.
Although every funding application is judged on its individual merits, our funding panel will look to support projects that help Book Week Scotland achieve some of its several key outcomes:
- Allowing communities to reconnect to celebrate the transformative power of books and reading
- Supporting interesting, imaginative ways to promote and enjoy reading and writing
- Reaching a wide a range of people and communities, including the most vulnerable or isolated, throughout every local authority in Scotland
- Creating a legacy for communities to continue enjoying books and reading together in the future
- Supporting fun, innovative events that allow people all over Scotland to engage with the week