COURSES TO START Friday 22nd October

An Lanntair invites proposals from Artists of all art-forms who are interested in teaching a series of art classes. Our art classes allow adults to learn diverse new skills in a wide range of art-forms. Whether you are a dancer, musician, visual artist, designer or actor, we’d love to hear from you if you have specialist skills that you can teach to others. You don’t need to have taught before, just be accomplished in your chosen practice and passionate about sharing your skills.

We are looking for proposals from artists to deliver sessions in person or online via Zoom. Workshops can be in any art form and run weekly for six to eight sessions. The freelance fee will be based on Scottish Artist’s Union recommended pay rates.

When submitting your proposals please indicate if you would be comfortable delivering your sessions online.

Please include details on how classes would be structured online and what materials and equipment would be required. We may wish to discuss changes to your lesson plan or materials / equipment before making a decision.
If you would like to propose a class, download and complete the Evening Class Proposal Form. Send it by email to

Creative Learning in the Western Isles : Explore and Test project

Artist Commissions: Freelance Artist Educator(s) to work with schools

An Lanntair wish to appoint 1 or 2 individuals to the posts of Artist Educator (English) and Artist Educator (Gaelic) to work on our Creative Learning project.  The Artist Educator(s) will work with school pupils to engage them with An Lanntair’s Visual Arts programme.  They will devise workshops relating to each exhibition (approx 6 per year) and deliver them with visiting Primary and Secondary school groups, adapt workshops to suit the age and ability of pupils.  The Artist Educator(s) will have a working understanding of the Curriculum for Excellence.  They will also carry out gallery tours with school groups.


The Artist Educator role will include the following:

  • Talking about exhibitions, facilitating discussion, and leading creative activities.
  • Making arrangements with teachers in advance of a visit.
  • Liaising with the exhibited Artist(s), Education and Outreach project managers, Head of Visual Arts, other Artist Educator.
  • Preparing plans for workshops, arranging for resources and ordering materials.
  • Ensure the safety of participants in the workshop including adhering to covid controls

Fees will be at Scottish Artist’s Union rates.

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Artist Commissions:  Call out for Lesson Plan proposals

An Lanntair are seeking proposals from artists (any art form) to write lesson plans on topics which are relevant to the Western Isles.   We will commission artists to develop one or more lesson plans.  The projects could be based on any aspect of our geography, biodiversity, history, geology, or culture.

The lesson plans should support pupils to work towards Curriculum for Excellence Experiences and Outcomes in the Expressive Arts, and in other areas of the Curriculum.  They will be made available to teachers through Glow and An Lanntair’s website, to use when teaching Expressive Arts projects.


The lesson plans can be aimed at any level in Primary school: Curriculum for Excellence Early level; First level or Second level.  They can be classroom or outdoors based.  The lesson plans can be written originally in English or Gaelic, and they will be translated to be available to schools in both languages.  A lesson plan could include a film of you demonstrating a skill; or worksheets; or links to digital resources.

An Lanntair will pay selected artists a fee of £250 per lesson plan, plus the cost of expenses for research i.e on-island travel.  You can submit a proposal to write any number of lesson plans.

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Any upcoming opportunities, commissions and call-outs for work will appear on this page. To find out more about our ongoing residency programme, please click here.