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Open Fund projects for 2018/2019

1st June 2018

CashBack for Creativity Open Fund Projects

Highlands, Islands and Moray

High Life Highland (£4,765)

A youth arts programme including a variety of taster sessions for at risk young people living in the Highlands, where they will have the opportunity to engage in a range of fun and creative learning activities including filmmaking, fashion design, arts & crafts, healthy eating, dance creations, junk/upcycling, music making, creative writing and poetry. highlifehighland.com

GAADA (£9,800)

PORTABLE PRINT is an exciting initiative to engage young people in Shetland who are often excluded from school or work in a productive, positive, and empowering experience to create print-based artworks. The young people accessing the activity have a variety of complex needs and the project is working in collaboration with Disability Shetland to ensure PORTABLE PRINT suits the current gap for a skills-based, social, and local space in which participants can feel safe and create.

An Lanntair Ltd (£8,798)

An Lanntair is working with the service users of two partner organisations to engage disadvantaged young people in the Western Isles in their ‘Las’(Gaelic)/Ignite festival in October 2018. A skilled artist educator will deliver weekly half day sessions from April – December 2018, and the young people participating will have the opportunity to assist in running the festival. lanntair.com


Front Lounge (£8,475)

JAMBEE is a summer graffiti festival where young people can express their creativity and interact with the wider community. Leading up to the festival, young people will have the opportunity to engage in a series of sessions hosted by seasoned local graffiti artists, where they can learn the skills to design and safely make quality graffiti art. frontlounge.org

Shaper Caper Ltd (£9,080)

Hubbub – a creative dance and digital project for young people aged 10-24, aiming to create cohesion and provide the participants with social agency by celebrating the arts and linking these activities to other local initiatives via connections with the creative industries thriving in Dundee, such as the gaming and arts sectors. shapercaper.com


Falkland Stewardship Trust (£10,000)

Journeys into Literacy is the continuation of a literacy programme offering young people opportunities to connect with their community and the landscape they live in through workshops with skilled facilitators in prose, poetry and song. centreforstewardship.org.uk

Gallatown Bike Hub (£4,890)

Funding for Gallatown Bike Hub to deliver a 12-week open holiday programme of arts activities comprising graffiti, photography, pottery and craft in the Fife town. facebook.com/gallatownbikehub


Macrobert Arts Centre (£10,000)

New Creative Voices (NCV) is designed to increase participation in the arts for young people in Clackmannanshire, through a diverse year-round programme of participatory classes which includes dance, drama, visual art and filmmaking. macrobertartscentre.org


Granton Youth Centre (£5,796)

A drumming programme for Young People aged 10 – 24, living within the North Edinburgh areas of Granton, Craigroyston, Muirhouse and Pilton. The programme will deliver Friday evening sessions for two age groups (10-15 and 15-20) up until March 2019. grantonyouth.com

North Edinburgh Arts (£8,150)

Working with Who Cares? Scotland (WC?S) and local partners to run a pilot project with and for looked-after children in the Pilton/Muirhouse area of Edinburgh in Summer 2018. Activities will involve music/rap/DJing, dance and movement, film making, animation, storytelling, visual art and crafts. northedinburgharts.co.uk

WHALE Arts (£10,000)

Inspire Indian Dance Project is a partnership project with Dance Ihayami and WHALE Arts that will allow young people to participate in Indian dance, choreography, costume and set design and music activities at WHALE Arts Centre in Wester Hailes, Edinburgh. whalearts.co.uk

Lyra (£9,960)

Young Artists is a weekly programme of performing arts classes at Artspace, Craigmillar, for those who have a talent/enthusiasm for the performing arts and who would most benefit from improved creative skills, greater self-esteem and aspiration. lyra.co.uk

Tinderbox Project (£6,336)

Weekly out-of-school music sessions for young people of different ages, backgrounds and abilities in the Muirhouse area. The hub includes a live band, singing and song writing sessions, samba and percussion, a studio and production group, and a drop-in area for children and young people who want to try out various instruments. tinderboxcollective.org

The BIG Project (£3,315)

Weekly drama workshops for young people aged 10-16 years living in Broomhouse, Edinburgh, working towards an end of year production to be performed to the local community. thebigproject.org.uk

Glasgow (North East)

The Sound Lab (£9,820)

The Bridgeton Beatmakers programme is an innovative, inclusive music and creative tuition syllabus, which aims to break down the barriers that young people in one of the most deprived communities in Glasgow face in accessing music. thesoundlab.org.uk


Out of Harm, will use storytelling and visual art to enable 10-11 year olds to understand self-harm and the reasons for it. The project will support young people to explore their feelings and experiences within the context of metaphors in stories. The workshops, based in Quarriers, Ruchazie Family Centre, offer an out of school, high quality arts experience. confab.org.uk

PEEK – Possibilities for Each and Every Kid (£9,242)

PEEK are providing access to quality music workshops to further develop a young person’s choir in North East Glasgow. peekproject.org.uk

Impact Arts (Projects) Ltd (£9,908)

The Young Gallery Project for children and young people in the North East of Glasgow works in partnership with schools, health, social work and third sector services. The programme includes weekly workshops with professional artists and will culminate in a festival event in Dennistoun where all works will be displayed. impactarts.co.uk

Glasgow (North West)

Neighbourhood Watch Scotland SCIO (£10,000)

Through artists residencies, this project will establish a creative collaboration between artists, young people and their communities, in areas of complex and multiple social deprivation, and aims to support Scotland’s Year of Young People. The project will be delivered within the areas of Possil, Westercommon, Hamiltonhill and Easterhouse, Glasgow, delivered in weekly sessions at Young People’s Futures, with an end of project performance to take place at Platform. neighbourhoodwatchscotland.co.uk

Ignite Theatre (£9,800)

Happiness Project!; a series of weekly drama/photography and film making workshops focussing on physical and mental health for young people in the community of Knightswood in North West Glasgow. ignitetheatre.wordpress.com

Glasgow (South)

Youth Community Support Agency (£8,525)

Get In:Formation 2- is a continuation of a pilot project where BME young women come together in South Glasgow to explore issues of importance to them through dance and art. ycsa.org.uk


Paisley YMCA (£8,947)

Establishing Renfrewshire’s first digital fabrication studio, a DIY environment where young people can gather to create, invent and learn using digital technology as a tool to build and design. The studio will support young people aged 18 and under to develop skills in product, art paint, engineering and lighting design that tap into a young person’s creative side as an artist or maker. ymcascotland.org

Scottish Youth Film Festival (SYFF) (£4,800)

SYFF are collaborating with East Renfrewshire Youth Intensive Support Service (YISS) to work with care-experienced young people in a week-long filmmaking project in 2018. Participants will be taught film theory and offered practical film making experience in order to make their own film, which will be screened at the Scottish Youth Film Festival in November 2018. syff.scot

West Dunbartonshire

Y Sort-It (£10,000)

CreActive youth groups delivered in the three main areas of West Dunbartonshire, once a week during school term time. Activities include drama, film making, music, and developing a community mural. ysortitreport.ysortit.com

North Lanarkshire

Getting Better Together Ltd (£10,000)

A continuation of a programme of music workshops for local young people living in North Lanarkshire, delivered weekly, to build music skills, confidence and self-esteem. shottshealthyliving.com

Reeltime Music (£3,543)

A high-quality music and media programme for young people in North Lanarkshire who find it difficult to access such opportunities. reeltimemusic.net

North Ayrshire

Capall Dorcha Theatre Company (£3,609)

Providing young people with professional development in theatre over an intensive week-long series of workshops, with performance and filmed elements led by current industry professionals. At the end of the week, young people will have the opportunity to perform on stage at the Harbour Arts Centre in Irvine. capalldorcha.com

East Ayrshire

yipworld (£10,000)

Funding to support East Ayrshire-based yipworld in delivering their Four Seasons of Art project in celebration of Scotland’s Year of Young People. Each Season will operate over a ten-week period, at weekends, and will focus on children’s lives by capturing their reflections on the present and the future, depicted through visual art. The story boards and mood boards created throughout the year will be displayed to show case and celebrate being young in Scotland in 2018. yipworld.org

Dumfries & Galloway

Young Peoples Services (£6,000)

Development of a street arts production for young people aged 13-25, culminating in the participants performing at Youth Beatz festival 2018. Participants will learn about street theatre, how to perform in public spaces, how to interact with audiences, character creation, and movement work. During each workshop they will have an opportunity to test out ideas in the streets, before going on to perform at the festival. youthbeatz.co.uk/events-team

Wigtown Festival Company Limited (£6,706)

Board will see young people gain hands-on experience with the support of professional artists and writers in June. It will culminate in a public exhibition of their work in Dumfries during the summer and at Wigtown Book Festival in September. wigtown-booktown.co.uk


Philiphaugh Community School (£6,365)

A sculpture making project for children aged 10-13 living in Bannerfield in the Scottish Borders; taking inspiration from the land surrounding the Bannerfield estate, young people will be assisted by a local sculptor to make a new piece of work, which will be sited in the local area.

YouthBorders (£9,800)

Sound Cycle, a project enabling young people from the Scottish Borders to access, enjoy and participate in music of all kinds, growing in confidence, gaining new skills and friendships and building self-esteem and community engagement. youthborders.org.uk

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