Immerse Lead Artist in Residence posts


Tuesday 10 March, 5pm

Credit: Photo by Kat Gollock

Tuesday 10 March, 5pm

How to apply

To apply, please read the attached Job Description and then send us an up to date CV and a covering letter that tells us about you through the following questions:

  • What inspires you as an artist?
  • Why are you interested in developing performance for young audiences?
  • What are your initial thoughts and ideas for this ten-week project and how would you start developing this with a group of primary school aged children?
  • Are you available to attend an interview with Imaginate on Wednesday 1 April in Edinburgh?

Please return your application to by email, with Immerse Lead Artist in Residence as the subject title, to by the deadline of 5pm on Tuesday 10 March 2020.

Download Immerse Lead Artist Job Description

We are currently looking for three Lead Artists to design and deliver a 10-week residency with schools in Edinburgh. These Artist in Residence posts are part of our wider 3-year Immerse programme, where we are working with six selected schools. Integral to the Immerse programme is the year-round presence of Imaginate and a team of Scottish artists, who will tailor their interventions to each school’s needs and build strong relationships with pupils and teachers, creating the foundations for profound and lasting change.  The structure of the project also involves a gradual transfer of skills and leadership to teachers, so that by year 3, we hope that teachers will be leading their own creative projects, with support from artists.  In the previous year, each of the Immerse schools will have had a visit from Punchdrunk’s Lost Lending Library which the whole school participated in, and a 10-week Artist in Residence project working with one year group.

These residencies will take place in one of three schools between September - December 2020. Each Lead Artist will work alongside an Assistant Artist.

Immerse is part of our Inspiring Schools programme which is supported by the PLACE programme, funded by the Scottish Government, the City of Edinburgh Council and the Edinburgh Festivals, and supported and administered by Creative Scotland.