The Ettrick and Yarrow Development Project have secured funding for a James Hogg
Creative residency to be based in the upper Ettrick Valley, Selkirkshire between July and
September. In this first year we are offering the opportunity to a writer for a residency
period of up to six weeks. Self catering accommodation with central heating will be
provided free of charge and you will be paid £300 per week.
The residency will be based in the Ettrick Primary School, moth-balled last August, and from May this year, home to the James Hogg Exhibition.
We are looking for a Writer who is prepared to engage in valley life to some extent and be willing to explore. We would also expect the Writer to take some shifts at supervising the Hogg Exhibition which will be an opportunity to engage with visitors and the community.Opening hours for this year still to be determined. We would hope to be open in the afternoons on 3 days per week, including Saturday and Sunday.
There is an expectation that the Writer in Residence would organise at least two workshops in the valleys, form and content to be agreed. Other options we are interested in discussing would be running a Writers weekend to attract up-and-coming writers for workshops and visits in the valleys. Overall we expect the Writer to support our aims of promoting the Ettrick Valley as a creative place and both to take part in whatever publicity is generated by the project and to acknowledge the role the James Hogg Creative Residency has played in developing their work.
|James Hogg himself|
For more info the opportunity is listed on CABN here