Call for Creative Catalysts

National Galleries of Scotland

Deadline: 04 May 2017 at 17:00

The National Galleries of Scotland seek creative educators to co-deliver a 5-day summer school in Edinburgh 2017. Working with other creative thinkers, you will inspire, challenge and support teachers to take creative risks within the curriculum. You will lead and support a series of creative provocations to facilitate primary and secondary teachers of all subject areas in planning inspiring classroom activity; to allow children and young people to take ownership of their own learning and thinking; to nurture their innate creativity and harness Scottish art for learning across the curriculum.


you must be available to attend 3 out of 5 days of the summer school, either 24-28 July 2017 OR 31 July – 4 August 2017, 10am-3pm, during which you will: lead 1 day of creative provocation for teachers; support 2 days of activity which will be led by other creative catalysts, resulting (by the end of the week) in the creation of activity plans to be implemented by the teachers in class.
Following the summer school, you will: mentor teachers as they deliver their activity plans; participate in a review meeting in October 2017.

Person Specification:

you should be highly respected in the field of creativity; with a proven track record of delivering inspiring professional learning for teachers; confident in leading and challenging other educators to progress their creative pedagogy; an excellent communicator, collaborator and mentor.


£1050 for delivery of 3 days during the summer school. A separate fee is available for the follow-on mentoring and attendance at the review meeting.

Please send:

a 1-page proposal outlining your ideas for a 1-day provocation, to inspire, challenge and support teachers to take creative risks within the curriculum. Please indicate how this would relate to the national collection of Scottish art. Please also send details of relevant experience and a note of your availability 24-28 July 2017 OR 31 July – 4 August 2017.

Enquiries are most welcome.

Location: Edinburgh City

For further information, please contact (Liz Conacher), or call 01316246547, or visit

The deadline is Thursday 04 May 2017 at 17:00.

Education / Scots / Visual Arts / Young People (aged 0 to 25) / Participatory Practice