Learning & Projects


The Muriel Spark 100 programme is an opportunity to develop learning and outreach activity for university and school students, teachers, lecturers/educators, as well as families and community groups.

Muriel Spark and classmates at James Gillespie’s Girls’ school, 1930s (Spark is on the back row far left)

Many partners are running events that focus on education and audience engagement: workshops, talks, competitions, CPD opportunities, etc. Find out more on the Events page, where all these events are tagged as Learning. To make a booking for an event, or to find out more, please contact the organiser directly: details are available along with event information.

Learning partners

Learning partners include the Scottish Book Trust, the National Library of Scotland, Edinburgh University, Scottish Library and Information Council, Glasgow Women’s Library, Edinburgh College of Arts, Gray’s School of Art, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design and the Association for Scottish Literary Studies.

Special Projects

Endless Different Ways – Creative Scotland’s Muriel Spark 100 Funded Projects

Discover the great projects funded by Creative Scotland as part of the Endless Different Ways micro-fund awards developed in late 2017 to celebrate Dame Muriel’s work and legacy. From new creations to research, residencies and publications, 12 artists/organisations were awarded funds to develop and deliver other ideas inspired by Muriel Spark.

More information here.

Arts Schools Project – Design, Illustration & Animation

Muriel Spark was an influential figure in many areas: literature of course, but also fashion, illustration, cinema and pop culture. We have developed an engagement programme with Scottish arts schools that will highlight these interesting pluri-disciplinary elements and invite Illustration, Design and Animation students develop new work based/influenced by Dame Muriel’s work and/or life.

More information here.