Our Funding and Partnerships team have launched the new Graduate Accelerator programme, which will support ten recent graduates based out of Edinburgh to develop their skills and knowledge beyond higher education. We are looking for experienced artists working in a variety of disciplines to be part of the programme to support the graduates over the course of twelve months through workshops, goal setting and mentorship. Graduates that apply will be matched with a mentor for the duration of the programme, who will also receive a 12-month co-work membership for Wasps’ new creative industries hub at Granton Station, providing access to a flexible workspace, meeting rooms, exhibition and gallery space and a staffed reception as well as access to Wasps’ national network of creative tenants. The programme will also provide the opportunity for graduates to showcase their work at one of Wasps’ galleries.
To assist with the delivery of the Graduate Accelerator, we are also looking to hire a freelance Project Coordinator to mange the mentors and mentees over the course of the twelve month programme. The Graduate Accelerator programme will provide supported opportunities for emerging creatives in their first three years after graduation, the programme addresses some of the key issues in the creative sector, the attraction and retention of creative talent and graduates in Scotland. Our ambition for the Graduate Accelerator programme is to support and nurture, innovation, creativity, and skills development by creating a pathway from education to establishing a creative business or practice.
Within the new Granton Station development, we are establishing a new gallery – The Waiting Room – to host art exhibitions and events that will form part of the Wasps core arts programme and external hires from the surrounding community. We are hiring an Arts Facilitator to come on board with Wasps to celebrate the opening of the new venue by making connections with our local community and encouraging participation in art and creativity.
Please click the link here for the full rundown of the roles and how to apply to each.
All of the aforementioned positions have been funded by Creative Scotland and the Charles Hayward Foundation.