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16-17 year olds sought for environmental arts revolution in Glasgow

Next month, Impact Arts will launch a new block of Creative Pathways - our arts-focused employability programme for young people.

This project is in partnership with the Big Lottery's Our Bright Future initiative which encourages young people to lead progressive change in their communities. As such, the work will have a strong environmental focus.

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.

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 18th September and will run until 24th November 2017, Tuesday until Friday each week, 9.30am until 4pm. They will be based at The Factory, 319 Craigpark Drive, Dennistoun, Glasgow.

Our partnership with Scottish Canals means work will also focus on regeneration of canal-side spaces in the north of the city.

If you are interested in making a referral or would like to find out more, please contact Nicola Wood on 07875068298 / 01415753001 or email

Note: all referrals must come through Skills Development Scotland.

Creative Pathways: Environmental Design in Glasgow is funded by the Big Lottery's Our Bright Future initiative, Inspiring Scotland, Skills Development Scotland and Scottish Canals.

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