Orkney Islands Council
Working together for a better Orkney

The Orkney Arts Education Network

The Orkney network is part of a national initiative from Creative Scotland and Education Scotland to develop creative learning networks across Scotland, which interact and share news, information and opportunities. The Orkney network was started in 2010, following a funding award from Creative Scotland via Children in Scotland. Further funding awards have followed each year since, via Education Scotland.

The broad aim is to promote and facilitate creative learning in schools and in the wider community in Orkney, and many activities have taken place, including creative workshops, mini residencies and CPD sessions. The Pier Arts Centre’s, PierGroup have benefited from this funding and in 2014 the funding enabled the Creative Orkney Conference.

Orkney has once again been successful in securing funding in 2015 and a number of new projects are in development.