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Early Years Artist Collaboration at OliOli Children’s Museum Dubai (last minute)

Information: The OliOli Interactive Children’s museum are looking for an artist who specialises in work for early years audiences (0-4 years) to join them in Dubai, United Arab Emirates . They are looking to establish a weekly event for toddlers and their carers and would like to invite an artist to join them as they explore ways to open-up their museum for this audience.

Dates: Friday 11th September – Monday 28th September 2020 – Dates are flexible based on your availability, The dates selected are based on flights available from Glasgow.

Fee: £1500 (£750 per week, based on a 5 day working week)

Flights and Accommodation will be provided

Expenses: Expenses up to 150dhrs per day (£30.90), breakfast will be provided at the accommodation. Any costs associated with Covid-19 testing will also be covered.

For further details about this opportunity and how to apply please contact Andrew Jeffrey, STEAM Programme Manager at


Playspace is an invaluable and essential necessity for all artists to share their practice, connect, collaborate, learn and most of all to have a lot of fun without the pressure of time, space, finances or performance. It felt incredibly good and inspiring to just play with each other and get out of our comfort zone. I just wished Playspace was a weekly thing!” Playday participant

Playspace is Starcatchers’ artist development programme for artists committed to working with or developing work for babies and young children.

We support artists across all artforms at different stages of their careers – from those interested in learning more about working with this age group to those who are experienced and want to develop their practice.

Through Playspace artists will access support, training and mentorship. They will have the opportunity to collaborate with other artists, share practice and hopefully find inspiration to push the boundaries and create art experiences for this age group and their parents and carers that are high quality and innovative.

Playspace is divided into the following three strands, each offering a range of opportunities:

Space to Play – provides artists with the time and space to come together to exchange and share ideas.

Space to Learn – provides training, support and mentorship. Training and development sessions focus on the range of policies and research that are shaping early years practice, as well as early child development and child protection.


Space to Inspire – We want to empower artists to push the boundaries of their artistic practice, innovate, collaborate and connect with others across the sector both in Scotland, and further afield.


Playspace has been developed in collaboration with artists working with this age group, Starcatchers’ partners including Platform, Eden Court, and Aberdeen Performing Arts. A steering group will oversee development of the programme.

If you have any questions or would like to talk about any aspect of the programme please contact us on 0131 2902560 /