Call for Artists for Stirling School Transitions Programme

We are seeking artists from all arts forms: visual arts, drama, dance, photography, film, music, crafts and digital arts for our Arts and Transition projects in Stirling Council Schools

As part of Artlink Central’s work with Stirling Council there is the opportunity for primary seven pupils, with additional support needs, which it is felt would benefit from additional support in their transition from primary to high school to participate in an arts based project in their future high school.

This will be in addition to the usual high school’s transition programme. The focus of these transitions is to develop relationships with peers; developing relationships with staff at secondary school and a willingness to attend and participate

This year, Artlink Central has invited the learning communities to decide the theme of their programme and the art form.

The young people participating in the project are aged between 10-12 in P7 of primary school, although there will be high schools pupils participating.  All participants have additional support needs and have been identified through the staged intervention framework, this means a number of processes have been put in place to meet learning needs of children and young people.    

The arts and transition artist are expected to deliver the following:

·         To develop and deliver 7 arts based sessions for up to ten children in a high school setting, working closely with the identified learning community to meet their aspirations on theme and format.

·         To facilitate the young people to create a final product(s) to exhibition level and to install within the school.

·         To develop the programme taking into account the individual needs of participants and their learning outcomes and access needs. 

·         To administrate the evaluation process from start to finish, ensuring all information as identified by the programme manager is completed.

·         To complete a self reflective evaluation process of their own processes as an artist.

·         To purchase and supply materials for delivery and exhibition. (budget supplied)  

Artists should have experience of delivering in participatory settings.  Ideally you will have experience of working with young people, and or additional support needs.  The additional needs can include complex needs, autism, global learning needs, social and emotional behavioural needs. Artists should be able to create a workshop plan that is flexible in its nature.  The artist will be supported in the project by a member of staff from the participating high school.

Although dates are still being finalised all projects will be delivered in school hours, most likely in the weeks between 15th February to 1st April 2016, with installs in June 2016.

There will be 9 projects delivered in 7 high schools across Stirling local authority, the locations include: Stirling:  Stirling High, Wallace High, St Modan’s, Ochil House (Wallace) and Autism Base (St Modan’s);   Bannockburn: Bannockburn High;  Balfron: Balfron HighCallander: McLaren High;   Dunblane: Dunblane High


·         The fee for seven workshops is £130 per day including prep and travel

·         There is an additional £130 available for install of the exhibition

·         There is six days at £75 per day to allow for administration, prep and finishing.

·         There are two meetings allocated at £50

·         Travel is inclusive in the fee.

·         There is a £100 materials budget.

Total Fee: £1’590 plus materials refunded via receipts.

How to apply?  Please send a CV (2 Pages) and a short artists statement about your practice and your experience of delivering in a participatory settings, and participant groups you have worked with.  You are welcome to submit images.   Please email to by Monday 4th January by 5pm


Interview date: Friday 15th January at Artlink Central office