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Call for Researcher(s)

Closing date: 2 Oct 2020

Photography by Ellie Morag

MAKE and Craft Scotland are looking for researcher(s) to work on a research paper for MAKE | Learn, a new project focusing on craft education in Scotland.

MAKE and Craft Scotland are developing MAKE | Learn, a new project focusing on the provision and development of craft education within Scotland’s primary and secondary schools.

MAKE | Learn is designed to strengthen Scotland’s craft sector, raise the profile of Scotland’s craft sector and develop engagement with Scotland’s craft sector by a diverse audience and user group.

The project has been developed within the framework of the MAKE: Manifesto which was launched in September 2019. MAKE is a manifesto for craft and a collective call for change, which sets out action points and recommendations that directly reflect the issues of makers living and working in Scotland.

MAKE and Craft Scotland are looking for Researcher(s) to work on a Research Paper for MAKE | Learn. The Research Paper is the first of MAKE | Learn's two planned output and will be looking at best practice for craft education, which will provide evidence and context to support the second output, a pilot schools project which will take place from March 2021 to June 2021.

Please read the full information pack before applying (link opens PDF).

If you have any questions or require assistance submitting your application, then please contact Craft Scotland at: hello@craftscotland.org.



Fee for Research Paper and all deliverables: £12,000 (inclusive of VAT).

This should include costs for accessing other research or professional fees for meetings/interviews. Also included are reasonable travel costs (although we assume most meetings and interviews will be online), and time for attendance at meetings with Project Partners.

Fee will be paid in instalments according to the contract schedule.

All other costs relating to design, print, proof-reading and distribution will be managed by the Project Partners.


Application Details

A shortlist will be drawn up from applications by the project partners and online interviews will be arranged.

To apply please complete the online application form.

We recommend you prepare your answers on a separate document before beginning your application form, to make sure you have a back-up of your responses.

Please note that the application form must be completed and submitted in one session, you will not be able to save the form and work on it later.

Please be aware that you will need to attach your CV, which must not exceed 20Mb. If your submission does exceed 20Mb you will not receive a confirmation email and we will not receive your entry.


Key Dates

Application Deadline: 5pm, Friday 2 October 2020

Interviews: w/c 19 October 2020

Appointment Made: Friday 30 October 2020 


Across Scotland

Closing Date & Time:
2 Oct 2020 5:00pm
Key Contact:
Craft Scotland and MAKE +44 (0)131 357 3288 [javascript protected email address]
Application Pack & Guidance Apply now

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