The ATD programme is founded on supporting and promoting the experience of patients as they navigate the physical and emotional experience of arrival, waiting, treatment and staying in hospital, as well as the experiences of staff as they make the move to a new working environment.
This brief is for the appointment of a contemporary artist or artists who will research, develop and deliver a residency project which could include; artwork design and production, exhibitions, workshops, events, new media programmes, performances or publications. The focus for these activities will be on building meaningful collaborative practice with arts and wellbeing projects in the geographical vicinity of the Little France Campus and city wide community organisations, particularly those who represent minority or hard to reach groups. There will be an opportunity to set up mentoring partnerships and networks involving experts and community partners suitable to the needs of the developing project.
The artist(s) delivering this project will have the opportunity, through their collaborative activities, to build dialogue and creative channels of support between the hospital services and communities who experience obstacles in accessing healthcare services. This dialogue should promote, share and stretch artistic paradigms, approaches and skills which will contribute to Edinburgh’s inclusive multicultural arts economy across the city and beyond.