Book Week Scotland 2021 - Overview

To allow organisations space to adapt to the ongoing challenges of Covid-19, we are sticking with a blended programme of events and activities for Book Week Scotland 2021.

That means this year organisations can submit applications for the following:
  • Digital events
  • Socially distanced community activities
  • In-person events (if permitted in November 2021)
Book Week Scotland will continue to support unique, exciting digital events as well as bold strategies that allow communities to experience and connect to books where they are. 

While we hope that in-person events will be possible, we are taking a cautious approach to any proposals we receive. Therefore, if you are planning an in-person event we will require you to submit an alternative proposal, either for a digital event or a community based activity. Scottish Book Trust will consult with you on this back-up proposal if it becomes clear in-person events will not possible.

Organisations can apply for one £500 grant.

If successful, organisations must work together with a Scottish author on some element of their proposed event or activity.  Authors should be paid a minimum fee of £175, in line with our Live Literature policy.

Alternatively, authors can be paid for a commission that you use as part of your event or activity. Further information on commission fees will be given to successful partners.

Please note that £175 is the minimum fee for the author you collaborate with. If you are planning to work on more than one element of your event or activity with the author, an additional fee may be appropriate. 

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* 1. I confirm I have read and understand the application criteria for Book Week Scotland 2021.