Participate in Shifting Sands : Scotland
You are being invited to take part in Shifting Sands: Scotland.

Shifting Sands is a UK-wide research project investigating graduate preparedness for work in the Contemporary Art sector and the challenges they face in their first year post graduation. Shifting Sands is a collaboration between In Session and Pause or Pay UK in partnership with Creative Scotland and East Street Arts.

Shifting Sands: Scotland focuses on the experiences of 2020 graduates from Scotland. The research team leading this project consists of:

Quinn Garrison, Co-organiser of In Session and PhD student at the University of Edinburgh
Ed Compson, Pause or Pay UK Co-founder

Further information on why the research is being conducted, what it will involve and its possible benefits can be found here:


You are invited to be interviewed for this study if you are a 2020 Fine Art graduate from either:

Gray's School of Art
Edinburgh College of Art
University of the Highlands and Islands
The Glasgow School of Art
Forth Valley College
City of Glasgow College
Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design


You will be invited to an interview that will take place using video conferencing software at a time that is convenient to you.

The interview should take around 45 minutes to complete. You will be asked a number of questions regarding your experience of your Undergraduate professional practice course and your experience of working/trying to gain work in the Scottish Contemporary Art sector in your first year after graduation. You will be compensated a nominal £8 to cover your time.

If you have any questions or queries about the Shifting Sands, please do not hesitate to email us at

Please fill out the following form (approx. 2 Minutes) to participate X

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