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Apply to take part in a five day lab with Dalija Acin Thelander

Dalija Acin Thelander, an award-winning Swedish artist of Serbian origin and pioneer of installation-based performances for babies, will visit Scotland next year to lead a five-day laboratory for experienced and emerging early years artists from across disciplines based in Scotland.

This five-day lab has been organised through Playspace, Starcatchers’ artist development programme. It offers a unique opportunity to meet Dalija and learn first-hand about her practice in making work for babies, with time and space to explore this learning in a practical context. Participants can expect to work on their own ideas and develop concepts relating to work for babies in response to Dalija’s approach.



Time & Date: Monday 11th– Friday 15thMarch 2019, 10am – 5pm

Venue: Summerhall

There is no charge for successful applicants to participate in this lab.


Who should apply? 

This laboratory is suitable for artists from across disciplines based in Scotland. It is open to both experienced and early-career artists and selection is through an open call process.    


To Apply

To apply for a place on the Lab, please send an up to date CV and a letter of application, including:

  • What artform/s you work in
  • Experience (if any) of making work for babies
  • Why you would like to participate in the Lab
  • How you might apply Dajila’s approach to your own work
  • A brief outline of ideas that you might explore

Travel bursaries of up to £50 are available for participants travelling more than 40 miles. Please request a travel bursary form when booking.

If you have any access or support needs, we will discuss these with you if you are successful in your application.




11th January 2019