Impact Arts News
Eco-chic are taking part in this fashion event on Thursday 27th of June, 7.30pm-10pm. We will have a stall selling lots of lovely items from the Boutique and the most recent collection made by the young people will also feature in the fashion show. This includes beautiful hand printed kimonos, pencil skirts and A-line tops - they are gorgeous! Cirque, 25-31 Queen Street Glasgow G1 3FF.
Impact Arts are really excited to be holding a ‘Big Lunch’ in Sword Street next Saturday the 15th of June (11am-2pm). The Big Lunch is an opportunity for the community to come together over lunch and get to know their neighbours! There will be free arts and crafts activities for all ages and of course delicious food! We'd love to become better connected with the residents of our “Creative Street” so please come along! To view the poster please click here!
Impact Arts are delighted to announce that they will be running a two day up-cycle as part of the CELSIS Resource Centre Exhibition taking place at the Grand Central Hotel in Glasgow on 12th and 13th of June. The Impact Arts team, along with a group of volunteers from their Renfrewshire Throughcare project, will aim to transform the exhibition space from ‘Drab to Fab’ using the principles of one of its longest running projects, Fab Pad.
The conference provides a venue to discuss and debate important local, national and international perspectives on some of the most creative and exciting aspects of contemporary residential child care practice. Impact Arts were asked to showcase their partnership work with Renfrewshire Council’s Throughcare Service. Through this partnership Impact Arts provide their Fab Pad project to young care leavers who are about to gain their first tenancy.
Fab Pad was set up in 1998 by Impact Arts as an innovative youth housing project. It is a proven method of reducing youth homelessness and youth unemployment. Working with young people who have gained a new tenancy or are at risk of homelessness, interior designers teach essential skills such as sewing, decorating, basic DIY and interior design. This enables young people to transform their house into a home, and helps them develop a sense of ownership and pride which reduces anti-social behaviour and tenancy breakdown. Participants join a local workshop where they work one-to-one with our fully qualified tutors and gain a support network of peers. Alongside a host of technical skills, young tenants also learn transferable skills which enable them to progress in other areas of their lives. SROI documentation suggests that for every £1 invested in Fab Pad there is a social return of £8.38.
The CELSIS exhibition will be a great opportunity to find out more about the partnership and to witness how effective the Fab Pad project can be first hand.
Lynne Carr, CEO Impact Arts said: “We are delighted to be running the ‘Drab to Fab’ up-cycle at the SIRCC Conference. Impact Arts partnership with Renfrewshire Throughcare Service has been a great success. The live makeover will give people a chance to learn more about the Fab Pad project and to see first hand how effective it is in engaging young care leavers and enabling them to turn their house into a home.
For more information on the ‘Drab to Fab’ Exhibition contact Kirsty Gallacher on 01294 273051 or email@example.com.
The ‘Drab to Fab’ Exhibition:
The Grand Central Hotel, Glasgow
99 Gordon St,
Wednesday the 12th and Thursday the 13th of June 9am – 4pm
Light lunch and refreshments provided
1-2 days per week for 3-6 months
Based at: 60 bank Street, Irvine
Travel expenses and lunch will be provided
At Impact Arts we believe that everyone can be creative so we use the arts to help people make positive lasting change in their lives, whether they are 3 or 93 years old. Across our flagship programmes, we work with young people to help them increase their future life prospects and prevent homelessness, and older people to prevent isolation and loneliness and encourage social inclusion. Established in 1994 from our base in Glasgow we now operate across Scotland. Impact Arts employs more than 50 staff and over 200 freelance artists.
Craft Café is a project that aims to reduce isolation and loneliness for people aged 55+ through engagement in arts and craft activities, inspiration trips and social e vents.
This is an exciting opportunity for involvement in the direct delivery of an arts project within a community setting. You will be assisting a specialist tutor in a range of practical activities, thereby learning the basics of workshop delivery and organisation. This will also provide an opportunity to develop a range of practical and personal skills and abilities.
As Creative Assistant you will also provide administration support to the project which may include word processing, updating of databases, spreadsheets, mail duties, photocopying, faxing, maintaining stationery stock and materials.
We are looking for someone who is open-minded, fair and non-judgmental who as well as friendly, well organised, self-motivated, creative and able to communicate well with others. You should also enjoy learning through the arts.
You will be disclosure checked.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 01294273051 to find out more or request an application form.