The Rural Arts Network Scotland community connects through knowledge exchange events, with three having taken place since 2021. While the first event took place online as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, events 2 and 3 took place in person with members of the group hosting the rest of the network. In person events and spending ‘intense and valuable’ time together are an important part of developing relationships and building a Community of Practice.

Past Events

Event 3 – Island of Raasay (Skye)

Event 3 took place at Raasay House on the Island of Raasay, in collaboration with Atlas Arts and their launch of ‘A Commonplace Book of Atlas’. Discussion reflected on the concerns identified in the first 2 events, and looked towards the future of the network an developing a ‘pragmatic wishlist’.

Event 2 – Lyth Arts Centre

Event 2 took place at Lyth Arts Centre in Caithness, with participants taking part in activities over 3 days. This involved reflections on emergent questions from event 1, a funding forum with Lindsay Dunbar, and discussions of the prospective concerns of the network.

Event 1 – Online

The first RANS event took place online due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The event involved workshops facilitated by artist Sophie Lindsay and a presentation by Lindsay Dunbar.

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