Craft Scotland and Historic Environment Scotland (HES) are looking for three makers to deliver a project for students and adult learners inspired by Stirling Castle and the Engine Shed.
Can you support young people to use their creativity and take inspiration from the designs and architecture of Scotland’s traditional buildings, the materials and skills that created them and the stories they tell? Can you unlock the potential of a traditional or contemporary craft to inspire them to learn new skills, support the co-design of new work and integrate digital technology? We are looking for dynamic makers to deliver a project inspired by Stirling Castle and the Engine Shed (Scotland’s new national centre for traditional skills and materials).
A successful team of three makers will work collaboratively with the following groups:
- Denny & St Modan’s High Schools (Stirling): Advanced Higher Art & Design students and teachers
- Forth Valley College: HND 1 Art & Design Students and Creative Industries staff
- Artlink Central: adult learners with varying additional support needs (focus will be on recruiting young adults but there will be a mix of ages)
The project runs for 12 weeks from 9 January until 30 March 2017. It is anticipated Makers will be required to spend two days each week working directly with participants:
- Tuesdays – College/High School Students (Stirling Castle, Forth Valley College Studios and in school)
- Fridays – Artlink Group meet weekly at Stirling Castle/support College/School projects as required
In addition, there is an opportunity to showcase work and run associated activities as part of public events at Stirling Castle and the Engine Shed. A total of 28 days are available for development and delivery of the project. Of these, 24 days should be spent working directly with the participants over the 12 weeks and the timescales include four days for project development and events.
An HES Learning Officer will provide overall project management and act as the key contact between all parties involved in the project. This will include operational elements of delivery including site visits, purchasing materials and event support. An education room is available for use when working on-site at Stirling Castle and space is also available at the Engine Shed.
This project will form part of Year of Young People 2018 which is an opportunity to celebrate amazing young personalities, talents and achievers that make up Scotland. It’s all about inspiring our nation through its young people’s ideas, attitudes and ambitions. HES will deliver a creative programme during 2018 aimed at inspiring young people to share and celebrate their local and national heritage in innovative ways.