Arts professionals wanted for Next Level programme

Are you a freelancer or employee working with a literature organisation in Scotland with the ambition and energy to lead? Apply to Literature Alliance Scotland’s Next Level programme for 1-2-1 mentoring and tailored training.

Literature Alliance Scotland (LAS) is a membership organisation committed to advancing the interests of Scotland’s literature and languages at home and abroad. We’re Scotland’s largest literary network, bringing together writers, publishers, educators, librarians, literature organisations and national cultural bodies. LAS provides a collective voice for Scotland’s literature and languages, which are celebrated locally, nationally and internationally.

Next Level is a pilot career development programme that aims to equip two mid-career arts professionals on the path to a senior position with the intended outcome of increasing diversity within our sector. With Next Level you’ll receive mentoring with an industry professional and training tailored to your career goals.

This first round is for one applicant and includes up to 80 contact hours (10 days) over three months from February 2020. It’s designed for a mid-career arts professional who’s either employed by or works as a freelancer for an organisation in Scotland’s literature and languages sector.

We particularly welcome applications from those who self-identify as being from an under-represented group, for example, BAME (Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic), working class and/or disabled. We consider mid-career to be someone with 4-6 years’ experience of working in the sector and who would not define themselves as working at senior management level.

At the end of the programme, the successful applicant will share their experience with the LAS membership either through a presentation or a written piece as part of the evaluation process.

Applications for Round 2 for the second applicant will open and take place in Summer 2020.

Eligibility:
We’re looking for participants who can demonstrate
• The ambition and energy to lead
• A commitment to Scotland’s literature, languages and publishing sector
• The creativity and potential to work at a senior level.

Next Level is aimed at arts professionals working for/with an organisation within the literature and languages sector and is not open to full-time writers. You are, however, eligible to apply if you’re a writer and you also work as an arts professional within the sector. Check the full details on the website.

How to apply:
Download the application pack and email the completed forms to Jenny Kumar on admin@literaturealliancescotland.co.uk with a short covering letter by the deadline.

For further information, please contact admin@literaturealliancescotland.co.uk (Jenny Kumar), or call 07989557198, or visit https://literaturealliancescotland.co.uk/next-level-programme/

The deadline is Friday 10 January 2020 at 23:55.


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