Courtney Barr Eleanor Beale Emma Blackhall Grace Carroll Frances Driscoll Kaya Fraser Lauren Fergusson Foxy Aki Hassan Katheryne Morrison Maria Oliver Smith Soorin Shin Jenny Sprenger Isaac Stanesby


City of Glasgow College Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art Edinburgh College of Art Glasgow School of Art Gray’s School of Art Templar Arts and Leisure Centre (talc.) Scottish Contemporary Arts Network (SCAN) University of Highlands and Islands

This year, in addition to partnering with six Scottish Art Schools and Colleges, the Programme will benefit from new collaborations with the Scottish Contemporary Art Network (SCAN) and Templar Arts and Leisure Centre (talc), Argyll and Bute. The aim is to open up this opportunity beyond those currently in further or higher education to help address the significant barriers that people can face in pursuing or progressing a professional career in the visual arts.

The Professional Development Programme receives support from the participating institutions, with additional funding from the Art Fund, from the National Lottery through Creative Scotland and from British Council Scotland.

As key members of the Scotland + Venice team at the exhibition space, the 17 team members will have a unique and valuable opportunity to stay in Venice, learn new skills, develop professional and international networks and gain professional experience in the unique setting of the Venice Biennale, one of the world’s biggest and most prestigious contemporary visual arts festivals.

Ahead of the Venice Biennale, will be trained in various fields and will spend time with the artist and the Scotland + Venice curator, Linsey Young, to learn about the artwork and the venue. The group’s inaugural training residency took place at Cove Park, between 15-17 February.

2019 Professional Development Programme group at Cove Park

An integral part of the Scotland + Venice presentation, the Professional Development Programme began 15 years ago and, to date, over 100 students from eight Scottish art institutes of further and higher Education have taken part, many of whom have gone on to secure work throughout the visual arts sector.

Find out more about this year’s programme in this press release.

Supporting institutions and partners

  • Art Fund
  • British Council Scotland
  • City of Glasgow College
  • Cove Park
  • Creative Scotland
  • Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art
  • Edinburgh College of Art
  • Glasgow School of Art
  • Gray’s School of Art
  • National Galleries of Scotland
  • National Lottery
  • Scotland + Venice
  • Scottish Contemporary Art Network (SCAN)
  • Templar Arts and Leisure Centre (talc.)
  • University of Highlands and Islands, Orkney College (UHI)