We are dedicated to creating a more inclusive, diverse and representative creative sector in Scotland and beyond. It is our belief that all young people should have the opportunity to explore their creativity and be equipped with the resources and support they need to reach their full potential.
Our bespoke creative workshops and educational resources enable young people aged 8-25 to express themselves and tell their stories, regardless of the barriers they may face.
We believe that everyone has the right to be creative - and we are here to make that happen.
The importance of creative activities
Students from low-income families who take part in arts activities at school are three times more likely to get a degree.
Since 2011, the number of jobs in the creative industries have increased by 28.6% - more than double the average UK job growth
Learning through arts and culture can improve attainment in Maths and English.
97% of the Scottish population believes that creative activity is essential for young people’s learning and well-being.
Participation in structured arts activities can increase cognitive abilities by 17%.
The UK will need one million new creative jobs by 2030.
Children who take part in arts activities in the home during their early years are ahead in reading and Maths at age nine.
Students from low-income families who engage in the arts at school are 20% more likely to vote as young adults.
87% of creative workers are at low or no risk of automation, compared with 40% of jobs in the UK.
To delve deeper into the research and pedagogies that shape our programmes, visit our bookshelf.
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