Dr Gavin Wallace Fellowship Hosting
The Dr Gavin Wallace Fellowship was established to honour a
Creative Scotland colleague who committed his entire professional
life to helping writers and literature organisations in Scotland.
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.
About the Programme
The purpose of this fund is to support an organisation based in
Scotland to host the year-long Dr Gavin Wallace Fellowship during
The Dr Gavin Wallace Fellowship has been designed to support
mid-career and established writers. The award is intended to
provide one writer with time to develop their work over the course
of a year, and the opportunity to work creatively with an
organisation based in Scotland. The fellowship is aimed at allowing
a writer time to create work rather than deliver creative workshops
or other project based activities. Organisations applying to host
the fellowship will suggest a broad theme or idea for the
fellowship, this theme should be related in some way to their own
work and priorities.
Who can apply
We will accept applications from organisations which are based
Specifically we'll be looking for applicants to show:
- An established commitment to the arts in Scotland
- An understanding of the development needs of writers and a
willingness to support a writer throughout their fellowship
- A knowledge of the wider literature sector in Scotland
- A clear rationale as to why hosting the fellowship in 2019
would be beneficial to the organisation's own work
The deadline for the Dr Gavin
Wallace Fellowship 2018 is Wednesday 31 October
For full details and to apply, see the Creative Scotland website.