In 1994, a group of students in Fort William, Scotland, set up an art studio in Room 13, Caol Primary School. They formed a management team, opened their own bank account and ran the studio as a business. They employed an Artist in Residence, bought in equipment and supplies, staged exhibitions, took on commissions, sold photographs, stationery and artworks to generate a profit and occasionally applied for grants to fund their ongoing activities.
What Happens In Room 13?
From the original studio in Scotland, Room 13 grew to establish an international network of student run arts studios, serving an expanding community of young artists in schools and communities worldwide. Each Room 13 studio is founded on business principles and facilitates the work of young artists alongside a professional adult artist in residence.
Room 13 International is our charitable organisation, formed in 2009 to embody the worldwide network of Room 13 studios. Our role is to support these studios and promote the value of a higher quality of creative, entrepreneurial education with particular emphasis on philosophy and the arts.
Grow Your Own Room 13
With support from Highland Youth Arts Hub, we are thrilled to be developing this new series of events to support and develop the Room 13 network.
Rotary Young Artist of the Year 2016
Congratulations to 17 year old Emma Cameron from Strontian, winner of The Rotary Club of Lochaber’s Young Artist of the Year Award, 2016.
Donations for Nepal
Room13 International is collecting donations to support our studios in Nepal in their efforts to recover and rebuild their communities. Please help us support our global community.