Sharing Event: 1-3pm, Thursday 4 May

Since the workshop and event activity ended in December, Andrew and I have been meeting with everyone involved – the artists, our partners – to gather an idea of their experiences and what learning we can take from the project. This is also vital to the research... read more

Evaluating the experience

“Great to learn about the history of Kilmarnock and make new connections.” As good practice and as a recipient of funding from the BFI Britain on Film programme, we’ve been evaluating the experience of participants in the workshops and events. We had 18... read more

ACTIVITY: Sensing Place – The Borders & Beyond

3 workshops: 6 participants at each workshop Location: Heart of Hawick Promoted publicly and through partners Final exhibition: Tuesday 8 November – Thursday 1 December 2016 Heart of Hawick – Heritage Hub Free entry Attendance: 300 approx. A new interactive exhibition... read more

ACTIVITY: Sensing Kilmarnock

4 workshops: 8 participants at each workshop Location: Dick Institute, Kilmarnock Intergenerational Pre-existing groups Final event: 2-4pm, Wednesday 2 November 2016 The Killie Browser, Kilmarnock Rail Station Free entry / Tea, coffee & scones provided Attendance:... read more

ACTIVITY: Sensing Glenkens

1 workshop: 6 participants Location: Moniaive Village-wide Final event: 10am-4pm, Monday 24 October 2016 Catstrand, High Street, New Galloway Free entry / Tea, coffee & cake provided Attendance: 26 A day exploring and sharing untold stories and traditions of the... read more

Production & Delivery

While the artists were preparing and initiating the workshop process with community partners, I was planning ahead as far as possible to the point when we’d be ready to deliver the events before mid-November, our deadline from one of our funders, the BFI. Sensing... read more

Meet the Artists…

After a tough selection process involving meeting a number of inspiring and inspired artists from across Southern Scotland, we’re delighted to unveil the three artists who, over the next few months, will be creating new screen-based events with community groups across... read more

Interactive workshop co-hosted with Film Hub Scotland

In order to encourage take-up in participating in Sensing Place, we co-hosted a free interactive event with Film Hub Scotland (FHS) on Saturday 16 July. It was open to FHS member exhibitors across Southern Scotland and anyone who was interested in learning more about... read more

“Perhaps place is the first of all things, since all existing things are either in place or not without place.”

Archytus, Greek philosopher

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TRACS: The People’s Parish

Shona here. I was delighted to be invited to contribute to a day of sharing and exchange on the topic of Locally Based Creativity and Culture at the Scottish Storytelling Centre at the end of June. Over the last two years TRACS has been hosting with Museums and... read more

Commissioning the Artists

A common concern among all partners is the process for commissioning the artists working on the project. Early on in the process we decided to work with three artists across the disciplines of film and storytelling. We believe the concept of “three’s a crowd” is... read more

Meetings, Meetings Part 2: Community Partners

Three meetings were arranged with potential community partners identified by research and/or suggested by the national partners – one for each local authority area where Sensing Place is planned. Agreed role for each community partners: Nominate a key project contact... read more

Meetings, Meetings Part 1 – National Partners

With the majority of funding in place, we’re pressing on with progressing the project. Next steps are to check-in with the national partners and confirm the community partners who want to be involved in the project. This is a key point of communication as we agree the... read more

Funding success…finally!

…But not without making sure we maintained focus on specific project plans. We submitted a bid to Creative Scotland’s Open Project Fund in June 2015. Unfortunately it was unsuccessful but we received some helpful feedback to strengthen the application so we... read more

Nordic Summer University

Sensing Place has been invited to participate in the Nordic Summer University at their Winter ‘study circle’ symposium in Riga, Latvia in March. NSU describes itself: Since 1950 the Nordic Summer University (NSU) has been an independent, academic institution, which... read more

Ready, set…

The Edinburgh International Film Audiences Conference held in Filmhouse Cinema, Edinburgh in March 2014 sparked initial thoughts for a new project around local audiences and creative participation in remote and rural places. Andrew Ormston and I were both speaking on... read more