Movement of Freedom

Hosted by Deveron Projects and Many Studios for Edinburgh Art Festival


Movement of Freedom
Organised by Deveron Projects and Many Studios for Edinburgh Art Festival
Friday 26 July 2019, 1pm - 3.30pm

Deveron Projects in collaboration with Many Studios hosted an afternoon of discussions on current UK visa regulations and the impact the UK Government’s ‘unreceptive environment’ has on the creative and cultural sector in Scotland today.

Contributors include artists and art representatives who have firsthand experience on this emerging issue: Claudia Zeiske, Deveron Projects; Natalia Palombo, Many Studios; Nick Barley, Edinburgh International Book Festival; Alasdair Campbell, Counterflows; May Murad, Artist, Gaza and Ayọ̀ Akínwándé, Artist, Lagos (both of whom are joining via Skype after being denied visas); Amanda Catto, Creative Scotland; Craig Salter and Craig Thomson, Scottish Government; Maureen Dalton, National Theatre Scotland.

Image: Walking without Walls, 2018, May Murad

This event is supported by Creative Scotland & German Consulate Edinburgh.

Stills: Centre for Photography
23 Cockburn Street


Thanks to everyone who participated in Movement of Freedom workshop, the contributions on the day were extremely rich. We are now bringing together a draft manifesto and will circulate this around the group who attended. If you’d like to feed into this document, and the wider toolkit, please email Natalia at