Apply to deliver hands-on craft workshops at the Craft Scotland Summer Show 2019 during the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
Craft Scotland is seeking experienced makers to deliver public-facing, paid-for workshops during the Summer Show, Craft Scotland’s annual selling exhibition to be held from Friday 2 to Sunday 25 August 2019 in Edinburgh.
The selected makers will be required to design and deliver an engaging hands-on workshop giving participants an understanding of a making technique and the opportunity to make a piece of craft. The workshops should be creative, enjoyable and suitable for those with no previous making experience.
The workshops will be delivered within the same space as the Summer Show which showcases the work of over 35 designer/makers from across Scotland. Running for three weeks as part of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, it gives locals and visitors to the capital the opportunity to see and buy high-quality, original, contemporary craft.
Held on the entire second floor of White Stuff on George Street, Edinburgh, the Summer Show, now in its seventh year, attracts over 4,000 visitors. The Summer Show is open to the public from Friday 2 to Sunday 25 August 2019, with an invitation-only Private View held on Thursday 1 August.
Workshops have been held within the Summer Show for the past two years. Previously participants have had the opportunity to sew a leather purse with Jude Gove, carve a wooden spoon with Object Company and make a mosaic with Helen Miles. Discover more about the Summer Show 2018 workshops.
“The team was very helpful and supportive - both in practical ways in terms of helping me deliver my materials to the venue and offering to set up and clear away the workshop.” Summer Show 2018 workshop leader
Key things to know
- Workshops must be held between Friday 2 and Sunday 25 August 2019
- Tickets for the workshops will be paid for and booked in advance. All tickets will be booked via the Edinburgh Festival Fringe website/app.
- A sink and running water can only be accessed via stairs/lift to the basement level therefore water must not be an integral part of the workshop
- Makers can submit more than one workshop for consideration
- Makers do not have to apply to participate in the Summer Show to apply to deliver a workshop at the Summer Show
5pm, Thursday 17 January 2019: Deadline for receipt of applications to Craft Scotland
By Friday 22 February 2019: Applicants notified of the outcome of their application
5pm, Friday 22 March 2019: Deadline for all information, image and workshop dates to be finalised for submission to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe brochure/app.
Friday 2 to Sunday 25 August 2019: Summer Show, show dates (workshops within these dates)
The Summer Show is held on the second floor of White Stuff which we regret is not accessible to wheelchair users or those who may experience difficulties climbing stairs. A lift is available to the first floor and then a flight of stairs takes visitors to the Summer Show.