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Deliver Creative Workshops at the National Museum of Scotland

National Museums Scotland seeks to commission artists to conduct workshops.

Closing date: 5 Aug 2024

National Museums Scotland is looking to programme workshops that engage adults on a deeper level with their world-class collections, and are looking to commission artists to run a workshop (e.g. 11:00-16:00):

  • Workshop will take place in the museum’s purpose-designed Learning Studios* between October 2024 – March 2025.
  • Workshop should cater to c.16 adult participants.
  • National Museums Scotland will manage the administration process for each workshop and will provide practical support on the day of the workshop.

NMS are looking for an artist who has experience of running workshops for the public, a knowledge of heritage and an interest in the museum’s collection.

They plan to run four workshops, each one by a different artist. Through the course of these workshops, we will gather participant and artist feedback to inform later workshops, with a view to continuing these in future, if successful. We are therefore open to all artforms, approaches and techniques.

National Museums Scotland are open to everyone and encourage applicants from all backgrounds, irrespective of sex, gender identity, race, disability, religion or belief, sexual orientation or age.

Applications will be assess based on alignment with their strategic aims including diversifying audiences, addressing climate change, exploring colonial histories and legacies and engaging with Scotland’s material heritage, and connecting these to the objects and collections in our galleries.

Please complete the form (by clicking the side button) with as much detail as you can. Please also attach a CV and include details of any websites and social media accounts. Closing date for applications is 17:00 on Monday 5 August 2024.

If you have any questions, please contact: publicevents@nms.ac.uk

*The Learning Studios are equipped with smart screens, sinks, tables, chairs and hard floors. There is a suite of toilets nearby and the Learning Centre can be accessed via lift. We want everyone who comes to our museums to enjoy their time with us and make the most of their visit. There is level access to the Museum via the main doors to the Entrance Hall on Chambers Street and the Tower entrance at the corner of Chambers Street and George IV Bridge.  

Lifts are available to all floors and accessible toilets are available on Levels 0 and 3, as well as a Changing Places (U) toilet in the Entrance Hall on Level 0. 

Wheelchairs are available for loan at no charge. Small mobility scooters are permitted inside the museum. Follow this link to find out more about our access information.

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