Arts & Homelessness International (formerly With One Voice) partnered with Edinburgh University to create a Review of Arts and Homelessness in Scotland. PhD student Shelly Coyne, who was on secondment at With One Voice, worked with a group of co-researchers with lived experience of homelessness to carry out the review, which maps the sector, establishes needs, challenges and opportunities and how With One Voice can help the sector to flourish.
Information has been collected through one-to-one interviews, an online survey and a consultation event held in conjunction with Creative Scotland, Edinburgh University and Scottish Government in September 2017. The review was launched in Edinburgh on 20th September 2018 at the Grassmarket Project with an event disseminating the findings and is now available to dowload below. This work will also feed into our global review of Cultural Spaces and Homelessness Strategy, which seeks to enable arts venues, museums, galleries and libraries to share practice and to create a toolkit for working with homeless people.
Leading from the consulations, the Scottish Homelessnes and Arts Network (SHAN) has been set up to allow the sector to connect more regularly, share practice and find ways to amplify each other's voices. Meetings are taking place 3-4 times a year, alternating between Edinburgh or Glasgow and outside the central belt at least once a year. Email us to join the mailing list.