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Workshop Leaders - Craft Scotland Summer Show 2020

Closing date: 4 Mar 2020

Deliver craft workshops at the Craft Scotland Summer Show 2020. 

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 7 to Sunday 30 August 2020 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 30 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 eighth year, attracts over 4,000 visitors.  The Summer Show is open to the public from Friday 7 to Sunday 30 August 2020, with an invitation-only Private View held on Thursday 6 August 2020.

Workshops have been held within the Summer Show for the past three years (2017, 2018, 2019) giving participants the opportunity to explore a range of craft disciplines.  Previously participants have had the opportunity to weave a boat-shaped willow basket with Anna Liebmann, learn the art of visible mending with Flora Collingwood-Norris and carve a wooden spoon with Object Company.


Workshop leaders’ testimonials

“Very positive social media engagement especially on Instagram with increased followers (+-100)” - Summer Show 2019 workshop leader

“It felt like the people who came had not heard of me before although they had really wanted to do basketry, so it felt like 'new' people.” - Summer Show 2019 workshop leader

Key things to know

  • Workshops must be held between Friday 7 to Sunday 30 August 2020
  • Tickets for the workshops will be paid for and booked in advance.  All tickets will be booked via the Edinburgh Festival Fringe website/app
  • Workshops must be suitable for those aged 16+
  • Workshops should be short classes for ideally 12 participants. They can last for between two and six hours
  • Workshops should be suitable for beginners or those with no experience in your chosen craft technique
  • Workshops can be delivered just once, or repeated a maximum of four times over the course of the Summer Show.  This will be decided in agreement with Craft Scotland
  • Workshops will be held at a large table and chairs within the Summer Show exhibition space so members of the public who are not participating will be present in the space and able to see/hear the workshop
  • Workshops will be held on the second floor of White Stuff, which is accessible via two flights of stairs or by lift then a small flight of steps. For wheelchair users or those with reduced mobility a manual stairclimber will be available to ascend these steps.
  • A sink and running water can only be accessed via stairs/lift to the basement level therefore water must not form 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

Key dates:
5pm, Wednesday 4 March 2020
: Deadline for receipt of applications to Craft Scotland
By Friday 20 March 2020: Applicants notified of the outcome of their application
5pm, Friday 27 March 2020:  Deadline for all information, image and workshop dates to be finalised for submission to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe brochure/app.
Friday 7 to Sunday 30 August 2020: Summer Show, show dates (workshops within these dates)


The Summer Show is held on the second floor of White Stuff, this is accessed via two flights of stairs or by lift. To access the second floor by lift visitors must request a member of staff to accompany them in the lift to the second floor, from there, there is a small flight steps to reach the Summer Show.

Please note, for wheelchair users or those with reduced mobility a manual stairclimber will be available. This does not accommodate visitors’ wheelchairs but will accommodate those who can transfer to the stairclimber. A member of the Craft Scotland team will be on hand to operate the stairclimber and provide assistance. The Summer Show space on the second floor is fully accessible throughout. Visitors can call Craft Scotland on 0131 357 3288 for further information or to discuss their requirements.



White Stuff
89 George Street
Closing Date & Time:
4 Mar 2020 5:00pm
Key Contact:
Allyson Gee 0131 357 3288 [javascript protected email address]
Craft Scotland Summer Show 2020 Workshop Application Pack Apply now

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