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16 December 2019

Cove Park: Literature Residencies

Applications are now welcome for Cove Park's summer 2020 programme of funded residencies for writers.

In 2020 Cove Park will award a minimum of three funded Literature Residencies of between two to six weeks each to take place during its summer programme (seven residencies were awarded in the equivalent programme in 2019).

We invite applications from UK-based writers of any genre, who have published at least one book-length publication (or the equivalent thereof, e.g. spoken word or drama). We will also award at least one residency to an emerging writer of any genre based in Scotland. Emerging writers need not have published a book-length publication.

Furthermore, we will award at least one residency to a literary translator of any language into English, based in Scotland. Translators need not have published a book-length translation.

The above residencies will take place during May to September 2020. Within this period, residency dates are negotiable.

Please note: International artists are not eligible to apply for the above residencies in this round. Cove Park currently appoints international residents through a partnership with Varuna, the National Writers' Centre in Australia.

Cove Park's summer residency programme provides artists with the time and support required to focus exclusively upon their own practice. The emphasis is upon research, experimentation and the development of new work. The writers will be part of a changing group of national and international residents specialising in a wide variety of art forms. All of the artists are invited to take part in a series of informal studio presentations, readings, talks, screenings and dinners organised by Cove Park throughout the summer programme. After completion of their residency, writers may also have the opportunity to return to Cove Park to contribute to Hands-On, a public programme of educational and participatory workshops and events.

For further information, please contact rebecca.dewald@covepark.org (Rebecca DeWald), or call 01436 850500, or visit the Cove Park website.

Apply by midnight on Monday 16 December 2019.