Residency opportunities for women in Scotland's ethnically diverse communities

Residency opportunities for women in Scotland's ethnically diverse communities

Three women from diverse ethnic communities are stood and smiling at the camera

National Lottery Grants for Heritage – £10,000 to £250,000

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Glasgow City
Empower Women for Change
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A programme of museum residencies for women will offer upskilling opportunities and improve inclusivity in the heritage sector.

The Thistles and Dandelions project – working together with minority ethnic and cultural communities and the David Livingstone Birthplace – will deliver a series of workshops, talks and collaborative outputs.

Led by Empower Women for Change, it seeks to achieve two main aims:

  • for heritage spaces to become more inclusive, accessible and utilised
  • for women in under-served communities to recognise themselves and their experiences in these spaces 

The participants will gain transferrable skills and be introduced to a new network of connections and organisations that will support their careers in the heritage sector. 
While working closely with the museum, guest speakers and partners will lead the activities which will draw on the rich heritage sector and Scottish environment. 

Real-life experiences to enrich heritage collections

As well as demonstrating good practice on working with community groups, the work created during the one-year programme will be added to the museum’s heritage collection.  

Curated tours of the collection will be available for the public beyond the project both online and onsite as audio and booklets. 

The content created will offer new ways to engage with the heritage collection that speak to a wide audience, particularly focusing on marginalised audiences. 

You can explore the project so far on Empower Women for Change's website.

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