Project name: CashBack for a Creative Highlands
Age range: 12 – 24 years
Number of Young People Project expects to work with: 1,600
A multi-layered, progression and outcome focussed arts project, for young people (aged 12 – 24 years) in the Highlands. Working with a network of partners who support young people and families who have, or are at risk of, encountering crime, our project aims to help reduce offending, strengthen our communities and improve lives.
Open Studio @ Eden Court: Young people, identified by our partners, will work with a professional audio producer and a filmmaker to build creative and technical skills, which can be used in a variety of industries.
Next Steps Programme: Participants can build their skills further by joining a multi-art form three to five-day ‘Next Steps Project’.
Partner Referral Pathway Blocks: Six-week blocks of full day sessions at Eden Court will be run in partnership with specific agencies to meet the needs of the young people they support. These small groups will focus on creative and social skills development.
Young Promoters: Each summer two CashBack participants will be offered paid opportunities to programme an evening in Eden Court’s summer venue ‘Under Canvas’.
Artists in Residence: Two artists in residence will work with young people to create a programme of community activities, responding to how they feel about where they come from and challenging the communities’ perceptions of young people and contribution they make.
The programme is designed to empower young people, to feel more confident, to learn new skills and to aspire to look positively at their futures. We offer a pathway for progression with opportunities to gain a recognised Arts Award, to showcase work and provide funds to help access other creative experiences.
Areas where project will be delivered:
Highland – Merkinch, Alness, Inverness City Centre, Dalneigh, Hilton, Raigmore.