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Shetland Arts announced today that they have secured funding in collaboration with The Innovation School at The Glasgow School of Art for a project called Design Innovation & Cultural Resonances (Resonance). Led by Professor Lynn-Sayers McHattie of the Glasgow School of Art, this project has been supported by Arts & Humanities Research Council funding.

Shetland Arts announced today that they have secured funding in collaboration with The Innovation School at The Glasgow School of Art for a project called Design Innovation & Cultural Resonances (Resonance). Led by Professor Lynn-Sayers McHattie of the Glasgow School of Art, this project has been supported by Arts & Humanities Research Council funding.

Resonance will foreground knowledge exchange to connect creative practitioners, communities and organisations with design-led innovation approaches to benefit place-based capacity building and socio-cultural and economic development through embracing innovation processes and collaborative practices. The project will support community engagement and civic exchanges to build capacity and capability to contribute to community, voice, action and development plans.

The first phase of the project involves a survey of Creative Practitioners to help design a series of three funded workshops that directly respond to their needs. Creative practitioners will be compensated for time to attend the workshops as well as having reasonable expenses, incurred in Shetland, reimbursed. The short survey has been prepared to better understand the skills and knowledge needed to advance and develop their practice.

The survey is online here.

This project builds on previous Shetland Arts partnerships with Glasgow School of Art, including Design Innovation & Land-Assets (DI&L), Design Innovation for New Growth (DING) and the current co-hosted Scottish Graduate School Arts & Humanities (SGSAH) funded Collaborative Doctoral Student.

“We’re pleased to be able to work with the Glasgow School of Art again and bring more support to the Shetland Creative community. This survey will help ensure that the workshops respond to the needs of local Creative Practitioners and help grow their businesses.” (Graeme Howell Chief Executive, Shetland Arts)

“The Glasgow School of Art is excited to be able to continue to build upon our partnership with Shetland’s Creative Community as we respond to a variety of challenges – both new and old – to support and sustain creative practitioners in Shetland now and in the future.” (Professor Lynn-Sayers McHattie, The Innovation School, The Glasgow School of Art)

“The Centre for Island Creativity at Shetland UHI is delighted to be able to support this exciting programme of events to be hosted by SADA. Knowledge exchange in the creative industries, place making, and community co-design are core activities for our centre and we are pleased to be able to contribute to the GSA designed Resonance programme being delivered in Shetland for the benefit of creative practitioners across our islands.” (Malcolm Innes, Centre for Island Creativity, UHI)

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