Opportunity: Call for Young Craftmakers & Designers

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The Modern Heritage Craft Project has run in 2014 and 2015 giving eighteen 15-25 year olds, all at different stages in their careers, the chance to work with Dumfries and Galloway’s most talented makers.

After a successful pilot period supported by The Holywood Trust and The Heritage Lottery Fund, the Modern Heritage Craft project has now become Modern Makers.

Last year, Amanda Simmons and Shona Guthrie worked with nine young people. In 2014 Ian Cameron Smith and Godfrey Smith also worked with nine young people to create a range of contemporary functional objects.

This year the Maker will be Sam Booth who has over 30 years of experience in interior, product and building design.  In the last two years he has establishedEcho Living realising a long held ambition to develop beautiful, sustainable, small buildings, and has now designed a collection of  bespoke, site specific projects, and off-grid, modular solutions.

Modern Makers 2016 will enable up to 6 young people, age 15-25 years old from Dumfries & Galloway the chance to work with Sam for 20 days between February – June 2016. The final dates will be decided between the Maker and particpants.

The deadline to apply for this opportunity is 18th January 2016.

Download more information and guidelines on how to apply here.

Modern Makers is funded by The Holywood Trust and CashBack for Communities through Creative Scotland’s CashBack for Creativity Programme.


This opportunity comes from Upland, a bold, ambitious, world-class, rural-based visual art and craft development organisation based in Dumfries & Galloway, SW Scotland.

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Creative Carbon Scotland is a partnership of arts organisations working to put culture at the heart of a sustainable Scotland. We believe cultural and creative organisations have a significant influencing power to help shape a sustainable Scotland for the 21st century.

In 2011 we worked with partners Festivals Edinburgh, the Federation of Scottish Threatre and Scottish Contemporary Art Network to support over thirty arts organisations to operate more sustainably.

We are now building on these achievements and working with over 70 cultural organisations across Scotland in various key areas including carbon management, behavioural change and advocacy for sustainable practice in the arts.

Our work with cultural organisations is the first step towards a wider change. Cultural organisations can influence public behaviour and attitudes about climate change through:

Changing their own behaviour;
Communicating with their audiences;
Engaging the public’s emotions, values and ideas.

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