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Room 13 Studios Caol – Artist Opportunity

Artist Wanted

Room 13 is looking for an experienced artist to join our team to deliver part of Generation Creative, our project funded by the Big Lottery Young Start fund.

The successful candidate will travel to, and work creatively with, local secondary schools to promote the work of Room 13 and encourage visits to our studio facilities.

215 hours between September – December 2018.  Deadline: Friday 17th August 2018

Click here for details.

Room 13 Studios Caol – Intern Opportunity

Internship Opportunity-1

Room 13 is looking for an enthusiastic and motivated person to join our team as an intern (paid!)

An entry-level role, this would suit someone looking for experience in arts practice, administration, education, community work, enterprise and business.

The successful candidate will be part of the team at Room 13 Studios Caol, working alongside artist-in-residence Richard Bracken and administrator Fiona Macdonald.

Duration: 16 weeks, September – December 2018.  Deadline: Friday 17th August 2018

Click here for details.


Popuppossum!!! Sat 08 July


Don’t miss the art market, gallery and pop-up shop at Room 13 Studios, Caol Community Centre, Saturday 8th July 2017. Loaded with artworks, t-shirts and awesomeness! Watch video.

Screenprinting Summerschool

This summer, Room 13 Community studio offers a unique experience to individuals who are interested in the mix of creative and business based activity.

This block of workshops will introduce you to working with a team of artists and entrepreneurs in a studio environment to focus on the process behind realising a creative idea. It will provide you with the opportunity to think and experiment with the design process and put into practice a working method that aims to take you from idea to finished product. This will inform your wider artistic practice and develop your business thinking.

During the week’s workshops you will share the studio space with professional artists and business people who will help to develop your ideas, thinking, and as part of a team, create a brand to produce products to market at an event held in the Room 13 studios on the Saturday and throughout the local area.


Room 13’s screenprinting summer school is open for applications.
Download application form

There are 10 places available. Please send completed applications to: info@room13international.org ***Deadline extended to 5pm on Friday 9th June 2017!***









Grow Your Own Room 13


 ‘Grow Your Own Room 13’ is an interactive workshop designed to help you understand what Room 13 is all about and how it works in practice.

Artists involved in the original Room 13 studio in Fort William will share the story of this remarkable initiative and help you explore how you can put Room 13 into action in your own school or community.

We are thrilled to be offering this new series of events to support and develop the Room 13 network. The first of the ‘Grow Your Own Room 13’  will be held at The Window, Room 13 International’s new organisation base in Caol. Look out for dates and  locations of future events across Highland.

Wednesday 16th March 11.00am – 3.00pm
 Caol, Fort William

This workshop is offered free with support from Highland Youth Arts Hub.

Places are limited and will be booked on a first come, first serve basis.

Book your place by contacting:

Interested in hosting a Grow Your Own Room 13 workshop in your community? Please get in touch.


3000 Ideas exhibit

A visual mass of ideas, transforming and diverging to form new lines of thought…

Following 3000 Ideas our mass exercise in creativity, an installation is on display as part of Lochaber Ideas Week 2015  in the Ben Nevis Distillery, Fort William. Open 10am – 5pm throughout Ideas Week 16 – 21 November 2015.  Supported by Lochaber Ideas Week and Lochaber Chamber of Commerce.


Arts & Business Scotland award

We are delighted to announce that we have been successful in attracting funding from Arts & Business Scotland to support our business development over the coming year.

The money received through the New Arts Sponsorship scheme administered by Arts& Business Scotland will match-fund the sponsorship already pledged from Corpach Boatbuilding Company in Fort William.

Donald Hind, Managing Director of the business said “Corpach Boatbuilding Company are pleased to be able to continue with our support for Room 13. We are confident that our collaboration with Arts & Business Scotland will help to sustain and secure the long term aims of this dynamic, creative and exciting community organisation.”

Claire Gibb, Chief Executive of Room 13 International says, “We are thrilled to have received backing from Corpach Boatbuilding Company and Arts & Business Scotland.  The support of both organisations is critical to us at this stage of our development and we look forward to working more closely with Corpach Boatbuilding Company over the coming year.

This good news follows our recent move to establish a new office and gallery/workshop space in Caol, Fort William.  It is hoped that gallery will host a series of workshops and events throughout the coming years, starting with a celebratory event on 30 April 2015.

Chief Executive of Arts & Business Scotland, David Watt added: “Room 13 International is a fantastic initiative and certainly ticks all the boxes in meeting the criteria of projects supported through the New Arts Sponsorship grant scheme. This is an exciting time for them as they celebrate their 21st birthday and the opening of a new workshop in Fort William which will no doubt prove to be a wonderful creative and cultural hub for the community. We wish Room 13 every success with the new venture.

The event, marking the 21st birthday Room 13, will celebrate the achievements of the organisation to date and will also look forward to the next 21 years. Claire Gibb added, “We are delighted to have a new independent base for Room 13 in Caol, close to the school and community studios. This place is recognised worldwide as home of Room 13, and this new space offers huge potential to develop a vibrant creative hub that brings art, artists and the greater Room 13 International community back to the heart of Caol”.

Room 13 International is keen to develop links with other local businesses and encourage those who interested to get in touch!

Room 13 World Tour – Raising Funds and Spreading Creativity

A set of beautiful custom made moneyboxes are currently touring the world to raise funds and support for Room 13 International!

The Room 13 World Tour is the latest fundraising initiative organised by TBWA.

TBWA Tiger Academy is a global training programme run every year for 40 of the company’s young and most promising employees. Every year, the TBWA Tigers are tasked to come up with an entrepreneurial and creative project to raise funds for Room 13 International.

This year, the TBWA Tigers commissioned Room 13 studios to design and create a unique artwork that would also serve as a moneybox to travel the world raising awareness and money for Room 13 International. The proceeds are directed to the Rod Wright Bursary Fund, introduced by the trustees of Room 13 International in honour of our founding Chairman, and will be used to support entrepreneurial and creative projects put forward by Room 13 studios.


Moneybox created by Room 13 Aragon, London, England

Moneybox created by Room 13 Community Studio, Fort William, Scotland

Moneybox created by Room 13 Aseema, Mumbai, India

Moneybox created by Room 13 Delmar, St Louis, USA

Moneybox created by Room 13 Aragon, London, England




















Room 13 studios in Scotland, England, India and the USA put forward designs and created the 5 artistic pieces you see below. Each of these is now on a route around the worldwide network of TBWA – from Europe, to the America’s, Africa, Asia and the South Pacific.

Follow the tour: http://room13worldtour.mytbwa.com/

Inspired to donate? Please do!



Vote to secure LA Futures

 L.A. Futures has been selected by the LA 2050 Challenge to compete for a $100,000 grant award!

Public school youth face tremendous challenges entering the professional workforce. Lightbringer project have been working to advance high school youth into college and careers with their LA Futures programme. This is a work-based learning program which partners public schools with major creative companies to prepare students for success in college and beyond.

L.A. Futures emboldens classroom learning by learning and life skill experiences with industry professionals in the classroom and at their places of work. Theory and principles are translated into real-world practices as students connect acquired knowledge with the needs and expectation of the workplace. Through L.A. Futures students make the connection between college and career and become workforce ready.

By helping them win this funding, we can make sure that future generations are supported to achieve their creative aspirations.

It’s simple. Just CLICK on the link and Vote:


Every vote really counts towards their goal so please VOTE NOW AND SHARE this with all your friends!

LA Futures learning programme, delivered by Lightbringer Project

Room 13 International works closely with Lightbringer Project to support and develop the Room 13 studio network. Please take 2 minutes to vote and support our friends in this worthwhile venture!


Former Room 13 MD Rocks at Business!

Check out Becks Cosmetics, just one of the successful companies set up by Becks Macdougall, who started her career aged 11 as Managing Director of Room 13 Caol!