Education is one of the philosophical cornerstones of Street Level Photoworks. Work in this area involves a range of collaborations in the community, with schools and with agencies working across areas of inclusion, social justice, and equalities. It aims to enable the creativity of non-artists, increase involvement by under-represented groups, and assist the artistic programme by engaging participants. Two major strands are the multi-story project based at the Red Road Estate and SNAP (Street Level New Audiences Programme). A number of activities will also take place as part general events within Trongate 103.
Major past projects include ‘Artworks with Young People’ a series of collaborations with 10 Glasgow Schools; ‘Aiming High’ which involved the production of banners exploring the location and culture around 8 schools in West Dunbartonshire; ‘No Picnic’ workshops and installation at the Scottish Parliament in 2006, and much, much more. Projects can last months or can be one-offs.
Projects have included work with Glasgow Association for Mental Health, The Burrell Collection, West Coast Deaf Childrens Society, Ceartas Advocacy Group, Springburn Men's Group, Red Road Cultural Project. Street Level are also recipients of a GLOW Co-Create Award, one of 10 Scottish organisations invited to participate in the schools intranet project. This will extend the work of the organisation in providing access routes into photography and contemporary art for schools.
A chronological list of projects is being compiled for inclusion in our education archive.
Education + Collaboration
'The Yeast in the Bread, Not the Icing on the Cake'