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Apply now: Emerging Programmers Fund

The Emerging Programmers fund supports new and blossoming event programmers to run Book Week Scotland events.

Applications for the Emerging Programmers fund are now closed. This page is for information only.

Have you always fancied putting on a Book Week Scotland event, but haven’t given it a shot yet? Has this year's theme, Celebration, caught your attention? Are you a group, charity or organisation with a bright should-be event programmer? Maybe you’ve organised an event before, and would like your next one to focus on reading and writing? Are you a book lover who wants to make a leap from page to (digital) stage?

Sounds like you’d be a brilliant Book Week Scotland Emerging Programmer.

As an emerging programmer you’ll receive:

We are asking all prospective Emerging Programmers to apply with a host organisation who will support your Book Week Scotland event.

Events for Book Week Scotland 2021 can either be digital, socially distanced community activities or in-person. If you plan for your event to be in-person, it must be easily adapted in the instance of COVID-19 restrictions changing.

Previous Emerging Programmers have organised events such as author visits, a networking event for BAME writers and a community meal where people could share their stories. Find more event examples in our handy guide if you're still looking for inspiration.

How to apply

Important information on how to apply, and how the funding will be released, can be found in the guide for applications below.

If you would rather fill in your application over the phone, or talk through an application prior to filling it out, please contact nyla.ahmad@scottishbooktrust.com to arrange a phone call or zoom to discuss your application.

Please note, all phone call application appointments must be requested by Friday 1 May.

Deadline for all applications is Friday 7 May at 5pm.