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

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

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 us.”

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