Apply Now: Live Literature Fully-Funded Schools Residencies
Our schools residencies programme provides a fully-funded opportunity for 10 schools a year to work with professional writers, storytellers and creators from the Live Literature directory.
The Live Literature School Residencies programme is currently open for applications for the 2020/21 period.
The Live Literature Schools Residency programme is fully-funded opportunity for 10 schools a year to work with an author-in-residence. Find out more about schools residencies or apply below by Friday 2 October at 12 midday.
If you're applying on behalf of an ASN school, please consider applying for ASN School Residencies (if unsuccessful, your application will be automatically be considered for a Live Literature Schools Residency).
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
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.
Will your residency ideas inspire a love of creative writing and reading? This is our main priority, so please make sure you tell us why you think working with an author will inspire your pupils and staff to write creatively this year.
We know that things don't always go to plan. Scottish Book Trust will help and support you if you need to change your plans. You will be asked to nominate a co-ordinator at your school who will lead on the project within your school and communicate with the author and Scottish Book Trust throughout.
Your project doesn't have to be fully developed or polished. We're looking for enthusiastic, committed schools who want to make the most of this funding; you can work with the author and Scottish Book Trust to refine your project's aims and structure later.
A focused approach
Show us that your project will have a lasting impact for the pupils and staff who take part. Workshops don't have to reach everyone in the school and we recommend making the most of the residency opportunity to build a relationship between a particular year group or specific classes and the author.