Young people on Impact Arts Creative Pathway course shone at
The Reconnect Regal Theatre last week, with their ‘Super Showcase’.
5 participants all aged 16-17 have been working with Impact
Arts qualified artists developing their creative talents and strengthening
their skills to prepare them for employment, education or training.
The young people have engaged with the project over the past
10 weeks and put on a showcase to display their work to others. It was a great opportunity
to underline to themselves exactly what they had achieved and the volume and
diversity of the work they have produced.
Funded by our Bright Future, Skills Development Scotland and
The Gannochy Trust the Creative Pathways programme is all about getting young
people to think about their surroundings, increasing awareness of environmental
issues, building confidence and learning new skills.
Fiona Doring, Director said: “The participants have brought
such creativity to the project with fantastic imaginations. It really is amazing
and the young people have only been working with Impact Arts for 11 weeks, so
it is wonderful to see what they have achieved in such a short space of time.
They should be immensely proud of themselves.”
Fiona Hyslop MSP was in attendance and presented with the
young people certificates for their achievements. Fiona Hyslop MSP commented: “I am so impressed with the creativity and
confidence gained from the Impact Arts course. Today has had a bit of
everything in it. Fantastic visual artwork and a brilliant presence. I love to
see what you’ve done with art and I strongly believe art and creativity can
come from everywhere, it’s a real expression of what you can be and what you
can do. The impact of culture to empower individuals is a big part of A Culture
Strategy for Scotland.”
Some of the young people have their college places confirmed
and the rest are waiting to hear. Impact
Arts would like to congratulations all participants on what they have achieved
during their time on the project and wish them all the best on their route to a