The 12 recipients of the new Muriel Spark 100 Fund: Endless Different Ways Small Grants Fund have been announced today 22 January by Creative Scotland, as part of the centenary celebrations for one of Scotland’s finest and most internationally respected writers. The fund is providing awards of up to £1,500 to individual writers, artists and groups looking to celebrate the work, contribution or legacy of Dame Muriel Spark, with £16,000 awarded overall.
The successful applicants are:
- Jessica Danz
- Janice Galloway
- Belle Jones and Beldina Odenyo
- Raymond MacDonald
- Theresa Muñoz
- Tracey S. Rosenberg
- Kristian Smith
- StAnza Scotland’s Poetry Festival
- Shane Strachan
- Tidy Carnage
- Hannah Van Hove
- Morna Young
The awarded funds are being used to create new work exploring different aspects of Muriel’s life, travel and/or residencies linked to places or ideas which were significant to Muriel, or the development of other ideas inspired by Muriel and which emerged from the artistic and creative community in Scotland.
The successful applicants have approached this challenge with creativity, passion and insight, often engaging with diverse elements of Spark’s life or work, including famous novels such as The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, The Public Image and The Mandelbaum Gate, her influence as an experimental writer, poet and essayist and also her life experiences, identity, legacy and travels. The creative practices of the successful applicants run across literature, theatre, music and visual arts.
A full list of projects and further information can be found on http://www.creativescotland.com/what-we-do/latest-news/archive/2018/01/writers-centenary-fund-sparks-imaginative-new-ideas