Grant: Edwin Morgan Centenary – The Second Life


Edwin Morgan Trust

An artist grant scheme for #EdwinMorgan100, The Second Life provides 8 x £750 grants for artists to give Edwin Morgan’s work a ‘second life’. Supported by Creative Scotland.

The Second Life open call invites applications for one of eight £750 grants, funded by Creative Scotland. The call is open to to Scottish community groups, writing collectives, artists, curators, writers, actors, playwrights, musicians and creatives who propose to give Morgan’s work a ‘second life’. This will create opportunities to generate new responses, which will then be showcased during this centenary year, both digitally and (in the future) physically. This open call is a part of a wider grants and commissions scheme, more details can be found here. Supported by the National Lottery through Creative Scotland.

Any individual or group based in Scotland is encouraged to apply. We are particularly interested in applications that respond to Edwin Morgan’s legacy from new and exciting angles.

Creative Scotland have supported eight grants worth £750 each. To make the application as straightforward and accessible as possible, we have limited the application to three questions: How do you describe your practice? How does Edwin Morgan’s legacy relate to your practice? and What would you like to do with a £750 Second Life grant and how would you like to see this project realised (please include what, where, when, how, why)? We do not require any CVs and uploading or linking to previous work is optional.

At the heart of this initiative is a desire to reach people from a range of creative backgrounds and diverse working lives who may not otherwise be aware of Edwin Morgan’s work or see its relevance to themselves/ their communities. We are particularly excited to hear from people who feel under-represented in current conversations and are eager to add their voice to the Edwin Morgan Centenary programme.

Applications will be reviewed to a long list by Siân McIntyre (Centenary Project Manager) and a representative from the Edwin Morgan Trust. Final selections will be made by the Cultural Advisory Panel, which includes Hannah Lavery (Scottish Poetry Library and BAME Writers Group), Iain Morrison (poet, Fruitmarket Gallery), Robert Softley Gale and Mairi Taylor (Birds of Paradise Theatre), Eoin Dara (DCA), and Seona McClintock (Producer, Gaelic and Traditional Arts Eden Court).

Location: All Scotland

For further information, please contact (Siân McIntyre), or visit

The deadline is Monday 20 July 2020 at 17:00.

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