Go & See Project reports

Go & See (2012–14) supported individuals working in creative organisations across the arts in Scotland to go and see good practice in delivering equality and diversity in the arts. Download reports from project participants below.

An Talla Solais

An Talla Solais is a community-led art centre in Ullapool on the northwest coast of Scotland. As they approached their tenth year, they felt it was important to review practice relating to access, equality and diversity

Art in Healthcare

What art is out there to serve the needs of people in healthcare in small, rural communities around Scotland?

Caroline Bowditch

Australian born but now Glasgow based performance artist and choreographer, Caroline Bowditch, describes herself as a performer, maker, teacher, speaker and mosquito buzzing in the ears of the arts industry in the UK and further afield.

Citizen Curator

Citizen Curator is interested in how diverse communities can be brought together to investigate shared issues relating to place, history and environment.

Collective Gallery

Frances Stacey considers the roles arts organisations play in society.

Deveron Arts

The Deveron Arts team undertook a series of research trips in order to inform their programme and direction, and provided valuable space and time away from an office setting for discussions to take place.

Drake Music

Drake Music visited Helsinki to gather information about how a small group of more experienced learners with disabilities are viewed as a new kind of professional musician.

Fruitmarket Gallery

The Fruitmarket team visited a wide variety of galleries and museums, to benchmark equalities and inform the development of their own policy.

Glasgow Arts

Glasgow Arts explored ways to broaden access for family, children and young audiences.

Glasgow Film

Glasgow Film gathered inspiration and best practice from likeminded projects around the UK, to better understand the benefits of a learning ethos and how this will improve morale and focus efforts. G

Glasgow School of Art

Exhibitions Director Jenny Brownrigg visited the Van Abbemuseum in Eindhoven, to explore how they creatively foster equality in their strategies and procedures.

Grampian Hospitals Arts Trust

GHAT undertook a research trip to London to meet with UK leaders in arts and healthcare, to initiate partnerships and raise the profile of and support for arts within healthcare.

Glasgow Music

Naheed Cruickshank and Stephen Deazley visited Carnegie Hall in NYC, examine their internationally renowned education and outreach programme.

National Theatre of Scotland

National Theatre of Scotland visited Australia to explore the possibility of making every performance, of every production accessible by providing live, real time captioning and audio description using smartphone and tablet technology.

NEoN Digital Arts Festival

NEoN’s research trip helped them assess how large organisations deal with accessibility across multiple venues on a large scale.

North Light Arts

North Light Arts aimed to research access and equality in relation to the fact that Susie Goodwin (Creative Director) developed a disability due to having had a stroke in May 2013. Advice was sought in relation to supporting Susie in her return to work.

Paragon Music

Diljeet Bhachu travelled to Belfast, Dublin and Cork to look at good practice within inclusive arts

Playwrights’ Studio, Scotland

Playwrights’ Studio, Scotland is the nation’s only arts organisation exclusively dedicated to supporting Scotland’s playwrights. Their Creative Director travelled to London, with a view to refreshing their equality policy.

Scottish Poetry Library

Scottish Poetry Library’s research trip aimed to inform the development and provision of equalities programming, particularly for people with disabilities and older people.

Scottish Queer International Film Festival

Helen Wright and Morvern Cunningham travelled to Hamburg to examine equality and diversity measures at Hamburg Queer International Festival, to inform developing a new festival, which aims to make both equality and audience engagement its central ethos.


Stills is a web archive of photographs that show the experiences of people who have travelled to make Scotland their new home.

Tom Pritchard

Tom explored how to approach equality in delivery, within the creative process of an ensemble, by visiting workshops and performances in Paris.


YDance’s Dance Development Officer visited Candoco Dance Company in London to develop skills in order to maximise the outcomes for YDance’s ‘Make Music Move’ project.