Looking for more in Writing and Authors or About Live Literature?
Apply now: Fully-funded ASN Schools Residencies
Our ASN schools residencies programme provides a fully-funded opportunity for schools to work with professional writers, storytellers and creators from the Live Literature directory.
The ASN Schools Residency is currently open for applications for the 2020- 2021 academic year.
This programme is aimed at increasing opportunities for pupils with Additional Support Needs, their teachers, parents and carers to benefit from working alongside an author-in-residence on an extended project. The impact of these residencies has been demonstrated in our existing Live Literature schools residency programme. This new opportunity has been designed to support ASN schools who might not otherwise have considered working so closely with an author in such a way.
Also currently open is the Live Literature Schools Residency programme; please note that you can only take part in one residency. However, if your ASN application is unsuccessful it will be considered for the Schools Residency programme.
Apply by Friday 2 October 2020 at 12 midday
- 15 fully-funded sessions with an author from our author directory(this will open in a new window) – including two training sessions for your staff and time to plan the project
- All sessions can be delivered remotely, in-person or with a combination of the two depending on your school’s circumstances
- Scottish Book Trust pay the author’s full fee and expenses directly through the Live Literature programme - No invoicing!
- A full day of training for the project co-ordinator, with a chance to meet your author and staff from other schools
- A £500 grant to buy workshop supplies, notebooks, art supplies, books and more
- Support from Scottish Book Trust’s experienced team
How to apply
- Check you are eligible to apply (details below)
- Download the applicaton form
- Build in time to gather or request necessary information. The application form is short (750 words over eight questions) but you will be asked to include SIMD statistics about your school and also a statement from one of your colleagues as well as your own
- Email email@example.com(this will open in a new window) by Friday 2 October at 12 midday with your completed application form attached as a word document. Please put ‘ASN School Residency Application’ in the subject line
Who can apply?
You can apply if:
- You're working with students under 18 in Scotland in early years, schools, further education settings as well as residential units or other organisations standing in place of school for young people not in mainstream education
- You're able to demonstrate a clear financial need, either overall as an organisation or in reaching a particular audience or group of pupils within your school or setting. Our panel will consider all applications, but settings unable to afford author visits without support will be given priority.
- Your project will be free for all of the young people taking part
- Your application form contains a short statement from a senior member of staff, such as a Headteacher or Deputy Headteacher. This statement shows that the residency, author and project co-ordinator will have support throughout the year
- One member of staff from your organisation is be able to attend online induction sessions on Wednesday 18 November and Wednesday 25 November 2020 (we can help with the cost of cover)
- Your application is written by a learning professional from within your organisation (authors can’t apply on your behalf)
- You’re able to hold a residency between 23 November 2020 and 28 May 2021
If you were awarded part-funded sessions at the January 2020 Live Literature deadline or from the Live Literature Remote Event Fund, you can still apply for a residency.