The Maverick Award

Maverick Award 2020

Closing date for applications 7th December 2020

The Maverick Award was set up in memory of Tom’s well-loved traits as a maverick, inquisitor and explorer.  To mark what would have been Tom’s 80th birthday on 23rd October, the Trust is delighted to invite applications for a final round of Awards to celebrate his vibrant contribution to Scotland’s cultural life.

Thanks to the generous financial support of Morven McLean at Original Editions, the Trust is offering 3 Awards, each up to £2,000:  two awards will be given as Maverick Awards in memory of Tom, and one will be a Wild Award, to celebrate the unique contribution made by Ella Wildridge to the Trust and to Scotland’s creative community.

Awards will be given to the best applications for a new project, with writing at its heart, that departs from the routine and starts to explore new and imaginative possibilities.

Please see the Maverick Awards 2020 Guidelines for Applicants for further details of criteria, eligibility and how to apply.


Previous Maverick Award winners:  2016 – Claire Duffy, The Big Data Show;  2013 – Caitlin Skinner; 2011 – Mary Paulson Ellis and Audrey Grant, Ruffled Russell

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