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Apply for Maker Opportunity at National Museums Scotland

Closing date: 17 Nov 2017

Craft Scotland and National Museums Scotland are looking for a maker to deliver workshops for older vulnerable adults at the National Museum of Scotland, Chambers Street. 

We are looking for a maker to deliver four half-day workshops for older vulnerable adults on-site at the National Museum of Scotland, Chambers Street, Edinburgh. We propose a series of four half-day workshops during January and February which allow targeted audiences to meet and work closely with a maker to produce their own bespoke or group piece. 

We will specifically target older adults, which may include those living with dementia, mental health or additional support needs. We anticipate that they will each bring a carer with them to the workshop so that the total number of people in each workshop will be approximately 16 people. Where possible we would like the same participants to attend each workshop.

The National Museums Scotland Community Engagement team will provide full support for the project including support for developing the workshop content, operational elements of delivery including site visits, purchasing materials and workshop delivery support.

The workshops will take place on the following days: 13, 20, 27 January and 3 February 2017, with a public event to celebrate the work the group have been doing and further promote and share contemporary craft practice.

This programme will be an opportunity to reach new audiences (vulnerable adults) and to focus on craft, within the context of National Museums Scotland new Art and Design galleries (opened 2016) at the National Museum of Scotland, specifically their Making and Creating gallery which reveals the techniques and inspirations behind the work of national and international designers and makers. National Museums Scotland aims to raise the profile of contemporary Scottish craft makers through a series of workshops. The selected artist is encouraged to spend time in the Making and Creating gallery for project inspiration and to make the link between the collections and the participant’s creative process.


National Museum of Scotland
Chambers Street
Closing Date & Time:
17 Nov 2017 5:00pm
Key Contact:
Tanwen Llewelyn 0131 466 3870 [javascript protected email address]

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