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New Writers Award winners at Cove Park

20 April 2015

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We are delighted to welcome the Scottish Book Trust’s New Writers Award winners to Cove Park this week. These prestigious awards offered each year include a bursary and a week at Cove Park in an association between our two organisations which encourages the best new writing from Scotland. With us this week are: Stephen Keeler; Michael Richardson; Claire Squires; Aiko Greig; Julie Martis and DP Colgan and you can find out more about them on the SBT website: www.scottishbooktrust.com

Residency & Creative Events Facilitator

15 April 2015

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Cove Park invites applications for the new position of Residency & Creative Events Facilitator. The position is an opportunity for a talented, recent graduate starting their career in the arts.

DEADLINE EXTENDED TO 11 MAY 2015.

WE ARE NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FROM 2015 GRADUATES PREDICTED A GRADE 2:2 OR ABOVE.

This is a full-time 6 month position based at Cove Park with a salary of £15,500 per annum pro rata. The facilitator’s role will be to offer vital practical support to the artists taking part in our 2015 summer residency programme, both in terms of their experience on site and the development of their work. The Facilitator will also have responsibility for Cove Park’s internal Creative Events – an informal series of talks and studio visits designed to encourage discussion and debate among the resident and visiting artists, vital to the success of the residencies. This will provide direct and valuable experience of devising and delivering a programme within a vibrant contemporary art context.

This post is offered as part of the Weston Jerwood Creative Bursaries Programme, aimed specifically at recent arts graduates whose circumstances mean they would not otherwise be in a position to develop their skills and CV through unpaid work experience.

In order to be eligible applicants must have:

1. Graduated from an undergraduate arts degree in 2013 or 2014 with a 2:2 (or higher) OR be graduating in 2015 and predicted a grade 2:2 or above and

2.Must have been in receipt of a full maintenance grant during the full period of their course

Please ensure that you meet these criteria before applying for this position.

The Weston Jerwood Creative Bursaries programme is run by Jerwood Charitable Foundation with the support of Garfield Weston Foundation, Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation and J Paul Getty Jnr Charitable Trust.

For further information and details on how to apply, please download the following documents:

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Please send your application to julian.forrester@covepark.org by 5.00pm on MONDAY 11 MAY 2015. Interviews will take place at Cove Park on WEDNESDAY 20 MAY 2015.

Rachel Cusk on Baileys Prize shortlist

14 April 2015

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The new novel from from acclaimed novelist and memorist Rachel Cusk is on the prestigious Baileys Prize shortlist. It was also shortlisted for the Folio Prize. Rachel is one of our Literature Residents this year at Cove Park, and the manuscript of OUTLINE was completed on a previous residency in 2012.

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