Cashback to the Future offers a completely free four-week summer programme, giving young people the chance to work with professional artists, musicians, filmmakers and actors on youth-led creative projects, culminating in a one-off showcase event at the end of the month.
Whatever your level of experience, Cashback to the Future is for you - whether you consider yourself creative or not, this is a fantastic opportunity to make the most of your summer by working with enthusiastic, friendly and skilled tutors who will help you reach artistic heights!
The venues are:
- Edinburgh: National Museum of Scotland, Chambers Street, Edinburgh EH1 1JF
- Glasgow: Glasgow Kelvin College - East End Campus, 2 Haghill Rd, Glasgow G31 3SR
- North Ayrshire: Impact Arts, 60 Bank Street, Irvine KA12 0LP
- East Ayrshire: To be confirmed shortly...
- Renfrewshire: The Tannhill Centre, 76 Blackstoun Rd, Paisley PA3 1NT
The workshops are entirely free and will take place Tuesdays - Fridays, 10am - 4pm from July 3rd until July 27th 2018.
Want a bit more information about all you can do as part of the Cashback to the Future programme this summer? Download our new Brochure for 2018!
If you are interested in finding out more, please contact Rosanna Hall, Cashback to the Future Recruitment Co-ordinator, at email@example.com.
Are you care-experienced & aged 14-25?
You could be eligible for Express Yourself!, a new partnership between Impact Arts, the Life Changes Trust and North Ayrshire Council, giving you the chance to work over 16 weeks with a professional photographer to learn techniques, develop high quality creative images, and learn how to say a thousand words through a picture.
You will develop digital skills through the use of cameras, editing software, and digital sharing platforms. you will develop practical skills and knowledge through exploring alternative photography/printing techniques, e.g. pinhole cameras, cyanotype processing, screen/fabric printing.
Where: Impact Arts, 60 Bank Street, Irvine KA12 0LP
When: Every Monday, 12pm - 4pm for 16 weeks, starting 11th June 2018
Contact: To make a referral or sign up, contact Nicola Wood on 0141 575 3001 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
To find out more, come along to our Open Day on 11th June 2018 at Impact Arts, 60 Bank Street, Irvine KA12 0LP.
The programme is funded by Life Changes Trust, North Ayrshire Council and Throughcare North Ayrshire.
16-17 year olds not in employment, education or training
The Factory, 319 Craigpark Drive, Dennistoun, Glasgow G31 2TB
Tuesday - Friday, 9.30am - 4pm
Participants will get invaluable hands-on experience of environmental art, landscaping, designing greenspaces and growing and planting. They will also learn about biodiversity and gauge the local community's thoughts on green issues and how they affect quality of life.
Support for this programme comes from the Big Lottery Fund's Our Bright Future fund, which backs projects helping young people to lead progressive or environmental change in their communities. This programme is also funded by Skills Development Scotland's Stage 2 employability fund. Those taking part will get advice on CVs and job-hunting, and will have the chance to complete an SQA stage 3 award on employability.
Additionally, eligible participants will receive a £55 training allowance plus travel expenses.
Workshops start the week commencing 25th June and will run until 7th September 2018, Tuesday until Friday each week, 9.30am until 4pm. They will be based at The Factory, 319 Craigpark Drive, Dennistoun, Glasgow G31 2TB.
If you are interested in making a referral or would like to find out more, please contact Impact Arts Programme Manager Jamie Proudfoot on 0141 575 3001 / 07741 640 417 or email email@example.com.
The programme is funded by Skills Development Scotland, the Big Lottery Fund's Our Bright Future initiative, Inspiring Scotland.
Weekly two hour music and performance workshops
12-19 year olds
Free weekly Cashback to the Future evening sessions are starting in Edinburgh after Easter 2018. These are relaxed workshops for 12-19 year olds at all levels of ability where you will get expert guidance as you work on your own creative projects with others your own age.
Drama & Art Workshops
Led by actor Natalie McConnon and artist Alex Bettencourt
Every Friday, 1.30pm - 3.30pm; Starts April 27th 2018 running until June 15th 2018
Canongate Youth, South Bridge Resource Center, 6 Infirmary Street, Edinburgh EH1 1LT
Are you a budding actor? Want to take part in fun, varied performance activities that are led by you and others your age? Or are you keen to learn more about art, picking up new techniques in painting, drawing, sculpture and more?
Cashback to the Future Evening Workshops are free sessions giving 12-19 year olds the chance to work with actor Natalie McConnon and artist Alex Bettencourt on either drama or visual art projects (alternating every two weeks). You don't need any experience - just come along and try it out!
The sessions last two hours and run on a weekly basis. If you would like to try it out, just drop in for your first session and see if it's your thing. If you would like to know a bit more, call Impact Arts on 0141 575 3001 or email Linda at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Led by professional musician Conal McIntosh.
Every Friday, 6.30pm - 7pm; Starts May 11th running until June 15th 2018
Citadel Youth Centre, 175 Commercial Street, Leith, Edinburgh EH 6JE
Are you a musician? Looking to pick up a new instrument? Or do you just want to learn more about songwriting and composition?
Cashback to the Future Evening Workshops are free sessions giving 12-19 year olds the chance to work with musicians Conal McIntosh on a variety of musical projects, collaborating with others and using recording equipment. You don't need to have any previous experience with music - workshops are led by participants and you can go entirely at your own pace!
The sessions last an hour and a half and run on a weekly basis. If you would like to try it out, just drop in for your first session and see if it's your thing. If you would like to know a bit more, call Impact Arts on 0141 575 3001 or email Linda at email@example.com.
We run Craft Café workshops in Johnstone and Barrhead for people over the age of 60. These are relaxed, friendly and creative sessions to socialise and pick up skills from an artist-in-residence.
Our sessions in Renfrewshire and East Renfrewshire are run in partnership with FLAIR housing associations. They take place:
- Johnstone – 7 Farrier Court, Johnstone PA5 8AQ - Fridays, 10.30am-12.30pm
- Barrhead – 113 Main Street, Barrhead G78 1SB - Wednesdays, 1pm-4pm
If you - or someone you know - are interested in attending, please contact Lead Tutor Anne Marie Wilson on 07976623552 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Craft Cafe in Renfrewshire and East Renfrewshire is supported by FLAIR housing associations and the Scottish Government's People and Communities Fund.
The team at Impact Arts work hard to secure over £1.5m of funding per year to provide life changing creative experiences for more than 5000 people.
You can help us achieve this target through making a single gift, or a regular donation. Thank you.