Meet our Creative Learning Associate… Rosie Priest

Stellar Quines’ Creative Learning Associate is at the heart of developing and delivering a wide-ranging programme of learning, outreach and participatory practices: connecting with communities, young people, educational institutions and offering skills and training opportunities.

Rosie graduated from the University of Glasgow in 2009 and has since been carving out a career exploring the transformative power of the arts through creative learning. Having spent time freelancing for organisations such as The Edinburgh Art Festival, WHALE Arts and The Edinburgh International Book Festival, Rosie returned to university to study an MA in Arts, Festival and cultural Management, writing her research thesis on the social impact of participatory art practices whilst also working for Puppet Animation Scotland.

Most recently Rosie has been working for the National Galleries of Scotland as a community development officer; growing and developing relationships and partners with community groups in and around North Edinburgh. This professional interest in the impacts of creativity within communities spills over into her academic interests and she is currently writing a research paper on the romanticism and realism of community engagement, as well as exploring the possibilities of a PhD to dissect the concepts of engagement in the arts further.

Rosie is, as well as a passionate advocate of the arts, an enthusiastic creative herself: running a feminist monthly radio show on EH-FM as well as having been previously supported by Stellar Quines in her writing ambitions within our ‘Letters to…’ project. If you would like to chat to Rosie about Stellar Quines creative learning ambitions or just to blether about the possibility of working together in the future, drop her an email: