Refreshing Your Practise: Coaching for mid career writers

  • Professional Development
  • Scotland
  • Applications have closed
  • Professional Development
  • Scotland
  • Applications have closed.

Website Coaching for Creatives

Coaching for Creatives are delighted to be partnering with Creative Scotland’s Literature Team to build on last year’s successful programme with a follow-on pilot for mid-career writers based in Scotland.

Our aim is for this programme to boost resilience and confidence for writers as they respond to the impacts of COVID-19. We hope that Refreshing Your Practice will offer a supportive environment for a group of 9 mid-career writers to think through their next steps with their creative work, both as individuals and as part of a group of their peers.

Applications are open until 28 November and all applicants will be notified of the results of their application by 8 December.

The programme
If you are selected, you will receive:

– 5 hours of free one-to-one coaching support with an accredited coach between December 2021 and February 2022
– 3 group coaching sessions between December 2021 and May 2022
– Access support is available for both the one-to-one and the group coaching sessions. In addition, there is a small stipend of £50 per writer for attending each of the 3 group coaching sessions.

To learn more about the benefits of one-to-one coaching we have this resource. Alternatively you can read about the impact of the Coaching for Creatives pilot here.
To learn more about group coaching approaches such as Active Learning Sets and Listening Circles there are many useful resources online.

Who is eligible?
To apply for this programme you must be:

-Aged 18 or over
-Based in Scotland
-Have published at least two full-length creative works (such as a collection of poetry, a collection of short fiction, a novella, a novel, graphic novel, memoir, other creative non-fiction book), or have an equivalent portfolio of work as a Spoken Word artist.​

If you have any questions about your eligibility to apply for this programme please contact Viccy Adams viccy.adams@creativescotland.com

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