Stef Blum-Stevenson (MFA; PGDE)
Widening Participation Officer (ACES)
- Student Recruitment and Admissions
- Edinburgh College of Art
- Tel: 07766 511980
- Email: email@example.com
I support out-of-hours events which may affect my working pattern from time to time.
I lead ACES (Access to Creative Education in Scotland) at the University of Edinburgh, am a visual artist, experienced educator, and co-founder of Tragicom Collective.
As as Widening Participation Officer for ACES at the University of Edinburgh, I organise a year-round programme of events, advice, and support for under-represented and disadvantaged young people interested in studying art, design, or architecture after school.
I'm also a proud Committee Member of The Edinburgh Race Equality Network (EREN), a University of Edinburgh network for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) colleagues and allies. Supporting Strategy 2030 to make our University an even better place to study and work.
I've been awarded Edinburgh Thrive Arts Grants to develop innovative exhibitions and workshops for creatives (2021), received Hope Scott Visual Art Funding (2019), the Marion Cameron MacKenzie Scholarship (2017), and the Andrew Grant Scholarship (2016). Residencies allowed me to explore the impact of human interaction with the Scottish Highlands (Beta-Beta 2016), a former hospice for AIDS + HIV patients in Cologne (Lebenshaus 2014), as well as a High Street in Thessaloniki after the economic crisis (Thermokoitides 2014).
- domestic crafts
- support structures and shelters
- bodily perception
- everyday materials