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PAS is celebrating its 20th anniversary in March 2013. This milestone happens in the Year of Natural Scotland 2013. To mark these events, PAS is working with Creative Scotland, Forestry Commission Scotland, Central Scotland Green Network and Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation to deliver a national project which will pay homage to Patrick Geddes, the founding father of modern town planning: ‘By Leaves We Live’.

PAS has commissioned six artists to work as artist-in-residence in six locations throughout Scotland. The role of the artists is to collaborate with six groups of planners to create temporary public artworks which explore, examine, highlight and inspire debate around Scotland’s natural environment and the economic challenges and opportunities for the future that the planning system has to manage.

13.01.24 logos bPlanners are invited to participate in group projects of up to six participants. The project content and activities will be designed by the artists and a lead planner.

How to become involved in a project
Register your place at our upcoming information evening to find out how you can become involved in these public art projects. PAS is holding information evenings in Edinburgh on 20 February and 19 March 2013. Register your place by e-mailing or calling 0131 220 9730.

December 2012:
Call for Artists and Writers (now closed)

PAS would like to commission artists and writers to participate in a project engaging built environment and natural environment planning professionals to celebrate the Year of Natural Scotland 2013 and the 20th anniversary of PAS.

Six artists’ residencies have been supported by Creative Scotland, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Forestry Commission Scotland and Central Scotland Green Network as part of a national project which pays homage to Patrick Geddes, founding father of modern day town planning, called – ‘By leaves we live’.

Download the Artist Briefing Pack here. Applications due by Friday 18th January 2013 at 5pm.
The application window has now closed. Announcements about the next stage of the project will be made in early February.

For further information and to discuss the artist commissions, please contact Lynn Wilson.
E-mail: Tel: 0131 220 9730