Opportunity: Making History Residency 2022

10th December 2021

Close-up on hands sewing white fabric with white thread. Photo by Elio Santos via Unsplash.

Making History is a maker-in-residence Scotland-wide initiative, funded by Historic Environment Scotland and Craft Scotland, bringing makers in residence to some of Scotland’s finest historical buildings.

Historic Environment Scotland and Craft Scotland are looking for three to four makers to support a community engagement project inspired by four of Historic Environment Scotland‘s properties: Arbroath Abbey, Dunfermline Abbey, Melrose Abbey and Dunblane Cathedral.

Taking inspiration from the physical structure, stories, history and culture of these buildings, the successful applicants will be supported to work with a community or learning group to co-design new work in any one of Craft Scotland’s eligible disciplines, and share their findings, practice and skills with other makers and educators through in-person or online talks.

The project will take place from February to March 2022, with a showcase presented after this time. Makers will need to commit to 15 days work in total, for the development and delivery of the project.

Full information about the project, maker profile and eligibility is available in the application pack & guidance on the Craft Scotland website. We recommend reading through the information provided before applying.

Deadline: Applicants should apply through the online application form by 5pm, Monday 10th January 2022.

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

NB: the Craft Scotland office will be closed 22nd December 2021 to 4th January 2022, inclusive.

Equal opportunity & access

We are committed to equality and opposed to all forms of unfair discrimination.

We welcome applications from candidates from underrepresented makers: makers with lived experience of being Black, Asian, Mixed Heritage and/or a Person of Colour, Refugee, D/deaf, Neurodivergent, Disabled, and/or LGBTQIA+.

If you are interested in this opportunity but feel there are some barriers to participation (caring responsibilities, financial, accessibility, travel, slow internet/devices etc.) please do get in touch. We would be happy to discuss this with you and see what support is available.

If you think you might be a good fit for the programme and would like to find out more, in advance of applying, then please do get in touch. Please contact: Tanwen Llewelyn, Programme Co-ordinator (Learning), Craft Scotland: tanwen@craftscotland.org.


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