Pilot Projects

ArtWorks Scotland worked to deliver a number of pilot projects with a range of partners in response to the recommendations emerging from our research.

We asked a number of Higher and Further education institutions to propose responses to the following questions:

  • How can we raise the profile of participatory arts within initial training?
  • What does a good student placement look like?

As a result, a range of pilot projects were supported the 2013-14 academic year. You can find out more about each one by clicking through to their pages below. Evaluations of each project will be incorporated in the final ArtWorks Scotland project report later this year.

Adopt an Artist - Edinburgh College of Art

Adopt an Artist was a pilot partnership project involving art students from Edinburgh College of Art and teaching students from Moray House School of Education. The students were asked to devise activities for young learners in schools inspired by works from the National Galleries of Scotland’s collections.

Art and Social Practice Module - Shetland College

This project is piloting new ways of networking and learning online in order to improve students' teaching skills and further their understanding of quality in participatory practices in visual arts in the Highlands and Islands.

Arts in Participatory Settings and Their Role in Further Education - Edinburgh College

This project, devised and delivered by Iain Bruce and Jess Abrams, set out to raise the profile of Arts in Participatory settings and related practice throughout Edinburgh College.

The Teaching Artist - The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

ArtWorks Scotland provided bursaries to allow the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland to test a new short course called The Teaching Artist.

Student Placements in Prison Learning Centres

A new partnership between New College Lanarkshire (NCL - formerly Motherwell College), Offender Learning Services and Skills and students from Glasgow School of Art (GSA), the project created an ambitious placement programme for GSA students in 7 prisons.