Capturing Lives in Scotland’s Communities

What does life look like for young people in different communities across Scotland? How do we capture different aspects of life happening in our communities?

We’ll be exploring all these questions and more in our six week Arts Award Explore programme, open to all young people aged 11 to 18. The entire programme will take place online and brings together collections materials and expertise from five different University Museums in Scotland:

  • University of Aberdeen
  • University of Dundee
  • University of Edinburgh
  • The Glasgow School of Art
  • University of Stirling

Each week will explore a different theme and medium of art, including photography, oral histories, landscape painting and public art. All instruction videos and resources will be posted online and participants can work through them at their own pace. But we’ll also put participants into groups of 9 or 10 people and have weekly discussion group sessions on Microsoft Teams. Participants will be with the same people throughout the course so they can get to know each other well.

Participants will also get the chance to work with current students at the universities. Every participant on the project will be assigned a student mentor who will join the discussion groups and help participants complete the assigned activities. Everyone who completes the assigned activities will be awarded an Arts Award Explore qualification.

The programme will run from 15 June to 24 July. When it is possible again to do so, we’d like to display some of the work participants create in a pop up exhibition at the University campuses and in the meantime we’ll be displaying it in an online exhibition.

This activity has been supported by Engage Scotland.

Please note: This is a private event.