Craft Scotland meet your maker opportunity

Apply for Meet Your Maker with Artlink Central, Stirling

Deadline: extended till 7th December 2015

Location: HMP & YOI Corton Vale, Stirling FK9 5NU


Phone: 0131 466 3870


In 2015/16 we have offered venues and other settings the opportunity to host and run their own Meet Your Maker programmes, and we are currently looking for four makers to take part in a pilot programme at Her Majesty’s Prison (HMP) and Young Offenders Institution (YOI) Cornton Vale in Stirling, as part of Artlink Central’s Freedom to Create programme.

Artlink Central has worked in HMP and YOI Cornton Vale for nearly twenty years. The three year Freedom to Create programme has offered socially engaged artists the opportunity to develop women-centred cross-art form practice in partnership with Scottish Prison Service and New College Lanarkshire who operate the education service in the prison. The Freedom to Create programme is funded by Creative Scotland, The Robertson Trust and The VOLANT Charitable Trust through Foundation Scotland. The programme has been highlighted as a case study in a recent King’s College Cultural Enquiry into the value of cultural partnerships.

For Meet Your Maker, Artlink Central would like to host four makers across four days in January 2016 to showcase their work and demonstrate their craft. The prison will host one maker each week, and is looking for makers who have a strong individual contemporary style, and who are able to demonstrate and communicate their making skills. The selection will be judged on the quality of the work and how the work fits within the broader selection of makers nationwide. Makers will be supported to prepare for their session and will be supported by one of the Freedom to Create artists. This is an opportunity for makers who are new to the field of criminal justice, but have good transferrable skills from other settings.

Meet Your Maker at Cornton Vale will take place over four weeks, with dates to be confirmed for January 2016. We will host an introductory session to meet the team and support planning and preparation. The venue requires makers to be present from 8.30am to 5pm each day.

The deadline for receipt of applications to take part in this event is 5pm on Monday 7th December 2015

For full submission guidelines and to apply for Meet Your Maker with Artlink Central, please download the application pack. Please read the application guidelines carefully before filling out the application form. Download and complete the application form and Equal Opportunities form when you are ready.

All application forms should be saved as a PDF and returned by email. The 'Submit Form' button will not send your application form. Please note: you will need Adobe Reader to read and complete the application form. This is free software, and you can download the latest version of Adobe Reader here:

We are unable to accept ANY incomplete applications or applications received after the deadline. These will not be considered.

To find out more about Craft Scotland's Meet Your Maker programme, please visit

Should you have any questions regarding the programme or the application process, please direct them to Natasha McLaughlin, Project Assistant at or on 0131 466 3870.