Changes to Book Week Scotland 2020

As a result of the ongoing uncertainty around COVID-19 we've made some changes to our application criteria. Please read this page carefully before starting your application - thank you!

This fund exists to allow organisations to either programme digital content or to develop an activity for their community to reconnect through books. 

This year, given the likelihood there will still be a high level of trepidation around larger gatherings of people in public spaces, Book Week Scotland will not be supporting typical book events – ie gathering people together in a room to hear an author/authors talk or to take part in a workshop.

Instead we’d like you to think of unique, exciting digital events for online audiences or activities which encourage members of your community to encounter and connect through books where they are. Some examples of what these may be include:

      - Readings over the tannoy in local supermarkets

      - Printed poetry safaris for people to read as they go for a walk

      - Buying books to gift to the most vulnerable and isolated in a community

      - Booking an author phone call – a personalised reading over the phone

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 changes to this year's Book Week Scotland application criteria.