Congratulations to writer Merryn Glover who received funding through Creative Scotland’s Open Project Fund for Shared Stories: A Year in the Cairngorms – a creative writing project that will take place in the Cairngorms National Park throughout 2019.
Aiming to increase public appreciation for the unique nature of the Park, the initiative also sets out to explore the inter-dependent relationship between people and the natural environment through artistic responses. The project represents a significant new venture providing a model for National Park engagement with artists, is managed by the Cairngorms National Park Authority and facilitated by Writer-in-Residence, Merryn Glover.
Outdoor Learning Officer Cairngorms National Park Authority, Alan Smith said: “The project has come about from the fact that we all know – that the well-being of the natural environment and the people of the Park is inter-dependent. This project aims to delve deeper into that relationship through creative writing and story-telling activities with participants creating pieces of writing that inspire and give insights into our relationship with the landscape and wildlife – along with outdoor experiences in the Park – to a wider audience.”
More than £440,000 of National Lottery funding was awarded last month to 31 recipients through Creative Scotland’s Open Project Fund, including individual artists, musicians, writers, theatre makers, festivals and organisations working across the arts, screen and creative industries. For funding information across the cultural sectors read the announcement on Creative Scotland’s website.