Craft Scotland is looking for sixty Scotland-based makers to contribute to the Craft Hub Material and Practitioners Library.
Craft Hub is a collaborative three-year project involving nine UK & EU partners including Craft Scotland, co-funded by Creative Europe.
Craft Hub aims to illustrate craft’s importance in our shared European cultural heritage, and its continuing relevance in contemporary practice. The three-year programme includes maker residencies, exhibitions, conferences, events and a new digital platform.
The Craft Hub website is dedicated to preserving craft knowledge, materials and processes for the good of the craft community and to inspire future generations. We are looking to showcase the breadth of Scotland’s disciplines and materials through the entries.
The Craft Hub Material Library is a collection of materials and techniques for all to explore. Makers will document a specific process through images, video and text, preserving craft knowledge across Europe for generations. Each participant will contribute six entries to the library.
Contributors will also create a profile on the Craft Hub Practitioners Library, allowing you to showcase your work alongside European makers and be part of wider European network. The Library also allows makers to share their practice with curators, producers and the European craft community with a short interview.
This is a paid opportunity; each Contributor will be paid £150 (inc. VAT) for their contribution to the Craft Hub website (six entries to the Material Library and one profile on the Practitioners Library). This rate is in line with the Scottish Artist Union Rates of Pay 2022.
Once selected, Contributors will be supported by the Craft Scotland team to create their Craft Hub entries and provided with guides. This may include supporting you to think through what processes you would like to document and how to use your own existing audio and visual equipment (laptops, mobile phones, cameras etc.) to capture the process.
How to apply?
If you are interested in applying for the opportunity, please fill in a short form by 5pm, Thursday 11 June
Craft Scotland will be in touch to confirm whether you have been successful the end of June.
- Professional makers, living and working in Scotland
- Applicants should be working in one or more of Craft Scotland’s eligible disciplines
- All work should be the design of the maker and made by the maker (or small-batch production under their direct supervision)
- All work must reflect excellence and the unique vision of its maker, be well-conceived and skilfully made
- Makers will be selected to ensure there is a wide range of materials, processes, disciplines and Scottish locations represented on the Craft Hub.
- All participants agree that the material knowledge and craft process they document for the Craft Hub will be provided under Creative Commons. It is your decision what you feel comfortable sharing, however, you should provide at least enough information to introduce viewers to your process and the materials' properties.
- Deadline for uploading all entries is 5pm, Friday 15 September 2023.
- Payment will be upon completion of the Craft Hub Material and Practitioners’ entries. All entries will need to be verified by one of the Craft Hub partners. Please factor this small delay into your schedule.
- Contributors can send an invoice to Craft Scotland upon completion. Craft Scotland’s payment terms are 30 days from receipt of invoice.