Creative & Cultural Careers Festival
  2nd - 6th March

Talks, Events & Workshops

Education and Outreach


March 4 / 15:30-16:30 / Lecture Theatre 2, Appleton Tower

Short presentations and Q&As. Across the creative industries, Education and Outreach is a growing business area with organisations wanting to create a lasting impact and grow their audience participation. Speakers from Edinburgh International Book Festival, City of Edinburgh Museums & Galleries and the graphic art, illustration, graffiti, street art specialists Recoat Galleries will discuss their experiences and provide an insight into the diversity of Education and Outreach roles available across the Creative & Cultural sectors.


Diana Morton has worked for 4 years as the Outreach & Access Manager at Edinburgh Museums & Galleries. The Outreach Programme has been designed to reach out to those who do not currently engage with the museums service. This includes developing projects with a range of organisations including care homes, day centres, schools, toddler groups, adult education organisations and prisons. She also manages the Heritage and Outreach Assistant who is responsible for the Assembly Rooms Heritage Programme and the Volunteer Coordinator Intern who manages the Volunteering Programme.

Janet Smyth, Children & Education Programme Director, Edinburgh Book Festival

Amy Whiten and Ali Wyllie, Recoat Galleries (established in July 2007). Amy and Ali run Recoat, lecture at various FE colleges & Art Schools and are Artists. They specialise in Contemporary Urban Art and their focus is on Educational programmes, Mural projects and Pop Up Exhibitions. Their main aims are to (a) bring art to more people in all of the work that they do and (b) to promote the Scottish scene and its artists while bringing inspirational artists here from all over the world. Last year was a big year- they were commissioned by Festival 2014 to create 5 huge murals across Glasgow for the Commonwealth Games, they worked on Spring Fling Rural Mural (watch the video here) and worked with the National Theatre of Scotland on their ground breaking Tin Forest project.