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.