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The Countess of Kilmarnock (Killieween), Celebrate Kilmarnock
Deadline: Mon 18 Jul 2022
Creative writing commission as part of Scotland's Year of Stories 2022 - Community Stories Project supported by Museums Galleries Scotland.

Celebrate Kilmarnock (CK) will commission a creative writer to produce a new piece of writing in response to the story of the Countess of Kilmarnock, celebrating and exploring one of the lesser-known aspects of Kilmarnock’s history. It will be a creative response in an appropriate form of literature, as identified by the writer as part of the project. For example this could be prose, fiction, drama or poetry resulting in a short story, monologue or short scripted play.

The creative writer will work with primary school age children to develop the piece of work through creative writing sessions in the school. The intention of participatory working with primary school children is to result in a wider sense of ownership and understanding of the project, create a sense of pride, and raise awareness and appreciation of the locality through creative engagement and learning activity.

The resulting piece of writing will feature in future community projects events such as public performance (by other parties) for Kilmarnock’s Killieween celebrations on 28th Oct 2022.

Develop a new piece of writing work for the intended outcomes;
Celebrate the story of the Lady’s Walk in a new creative interpretation of the story;
Devise and deliver 4 creative engagement sessions with an identified local primary school using a participatory approach to develop the work;
Liaise with the CK project team in all aspects of the project;
Ensure safe working practices throughout the project;
Evidence £5M Public and Products Liability;
Carry out a PVG;
Participate in the project’s monitoring and evaluation process

The selected artist/s will receive a contract for the commission and fee of £2,500.

Selection Process
Interested artist/s should submit a draft proposal of how they would approach the commission and carry out the brief, along with a CV and examples of up to 3 previous projects demonstrating relevant experience for consideration, to  Geraldine.Greene@eastayrshireleisure.com (Geraldine Greene) . A shortlist will be drawn up and the selected artist/s invited to attend an interview.

Key Dates
Application deadline: Monday 18 July 2022 at 23:55
Interviews: Week commencing Mon 25th July
Start date: Mon 22nd August
Finish date: Fri 14th October

This project is delivered by Celebrate Kilmarnock in partnership with East Ayrshire Council, East Ayrshire Leisure Trust as part of Year of Stories 2022, Community Stories Project supported by Museums Galleries Scotland.

For further information about Celebrate Kilmarnock, please visit our website 

The deadline is Monday 18 July 2022 at 23:55.

Additional Information:
East Ayrshire

Contact Information:
Celebrate Kilmarnock
Contact Name:
Geraldine Greene
Contact Email:
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