An Lanntair seeks freelance Artists for new Creative Connections Lewis & Harris Project

  • Published on: 2nd December 2020
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An Lanntair is seeking to appoint Freelance Artists and a Project Co-ordinator to work with an exciting new project, Creative Connections Lewis and Harris, set to deliver visual arts and textiles workshops online from January to June 2021.

With funding from Creative Communities, a new programme being delivered by Inspiring Scotland, the Lewis and Harris project will support adults over the age of 60 to participate in creative and social online workshops, taken in both Gaelic and English, including painting, drawing, sewing and textile-work.

“Many communities have excellent provision in place to support the practical needs of older people, but with few community facilities open during this time of COVID-19 restrictions, many people living in remote areas are isolated,” said An Lanntair Education & Outreach Projects Manager, Moira Macdonald.

“Opportunities to be creative and chat with others are essential to maintain strong mental health and good quality of life; and our intention is that the new range of online workshops will provide a supportive group and help promote creativity and conversation.”

As one of only 27 national organisations selected for the Creative Communities funding, An Lanntair now seeks to appoint up to four Freelance Artists to help develop content and deliver Creative Connections Lewis and Harris workshops.

The arts centre is also looking to employ a Freelance Co-ordinator, responsible for the running of the project and final exhibition. The Co-ordinator may be one of the Freelance Artists delivering the project.

Further details on the available posts can be found here.

Interested artists can apply be sending a covering letter explaining their interest in and suitability for the role, along with an Artist CV to Deadline for applications is Friday 18th December.

Creative Communities is a new programme that aims to support and empower communities to develop cultural activities. The programme will distribute up to £900,000 to support communities to develop new initiatives involving culture and creative arts for the period November 2020-July 2021. Creative Communities is funded jointly by the Scottish Government’s Culture and Justice directorates and aims to extend opportunities for people to take part in culture throughout their lives.

Inspiring Scotland: Since 2008, Inspiring Scotland has worked towards a Scotland where everyone, no matter who they are, no matter where they live, or the circumstances they are born into, has the chance to enjoy a happy, healthy life free from poverty or disadvantage. Inspiring Scotland works with people, their communities, charities, and public bodies to develop solutions to some of the deepest social problems. Find out more at: