Ivan McKee MSP sponsors Impact Art’s exhibition at The Scottish Parliament

Sat 14th December 2019

Impact Arts celebrates their 25th anniversary
with a week-long exhibition at the Scottish Parliament, sponsored by Ivan McKee

Impact Arts celebrated its 25th Anniversary, with an exhibition and photocall on 5th
December at the parliament. The exhibition provided a fantastic opportunity to showcase the work and increase engagement with key policy and decision makers and the power
that creativity has to tackle the inequalities that exist in Scotland today. As
well as the work Impact Arts does in engaging 6,000 people each year across
Scotland in quality creative engagement. Impact Arts’ work cuts across a number
of policy areas from employability, education and homelessness to health &
wellbeing and the impact of isolation & loneliness.

Members of Parliament had the opportunity to discuss the
organisations work with staff and young people and see first-hand examples of
artwork and creative designs produced by participants supported by Impact
Arts. Showcasing their flagship programmes including; Make It Your Own
(Tenancy sustainment programme supporting those at risk of homelessness); Art
Therapy (supporting children & families affected by parental/carer
addictions); CashBack to the Future & Creative Pathways (helping young
people engage in education/training) and Craft Café (tackling social isolation
& loneliness amongst older people).

Fiona Doring, Director said; “It’s been a brilliant week in
The Scottish Parliament celebrating 25 years of Impact Acts using creativity to
tackle inequalities in Scotland! There was so much support from all our MSPs
for the work we do with children, young people, older people and communities –
using the arts to improve well-being, tackle isolation and loneliness and
develop life skills. With many thanks going to Ivan McKee MSP for sponsoring

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