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Our Story

Creativity is contagious. Pass it on.

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.

Our People

Lydia smiling at the camera

Founding director

Lydia Everitt

Darren smiling at the camera

Founding director

Darren Osborne

Colm smiling at the camera

Founding director

Colm Keegan

Robyn smiling at the camera

Creative Assistant

Robyn Gray

Douglas King Portrait

Partner facilitator

Douglas King

Cheryl smiling at the camera

Partner facilitator

Cheryl Tait

Our Timeline

Darren , Lydia and Robyn at the Scottish Design Awards, holding their silver award.

June 2023

Award Winners

Win a silver ruler at The Scottish Design Awards in 'Design for Good' category

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January 2023

Trade Up

Secure place on the
Scotland Trade Up programme (SSE)

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December 2022

Film Access Scotland

Become Associate Member
of Film Access Scotland

braw talent set up at an open day

November 2022

CiS Conference

Exhibit at our first Children in Scotland Annual Conference

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August 2022

UnLtd Award

Secure support and funding
from UnLtd

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July 2022

National News

Save the Children animation project airs on BBC News

The Create! Podcast statistics

June 2022

5000+ Downloads

'CREATE! Podcast' 5000+ downloads from over 60 countries

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May 2022

New Programme

Launch brand new literacy & numeracy through film programme with GFT

Founder Lydia smiling at the camera

March 2022

Parliament Screenings

Projects with NHP and STAF screen at The Scottish Parliament

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March 2022

Manchester Premiere

Attend premiere of 'Cinderella' project at NHP Conference in Manchester

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December 2021

National News

'Scotland's Suffrage History' project features on ITV news and other national press

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November 2021

SEA Support

Secure support from
Social Enterprise Academy

3 people on stage and a large projection of a storyboard.

October 2021

Film Festival

'Employability' campaign project is shortlisted for Scottish Youth Film Festival

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July 2021

Business Support

Commence engagement in support from CEIS

Welcome to The Create! podcast poster

October 2020

Podcast Launch

Launch season 1 of our
'CREATE! Podcast'

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May 2020

FirstPort Funding

Secure further support and funding from FirstPort

A group of school students watch a braw talent founder give a talk.

March 2020

Parliament Premiere

Futures Forum project premieres in The Scottish Parliament

Darren and Lydia , the founders of Braw Talent shown smiling and working at their desk in their office.

January 2020

New Office

Move into our office space in South Block, Glasgow

A roll up banner for The Scottish Parliaments Think Tank.

November 2019

Futures Forum

Commence our involvement in 'Scotland 2030' think tank at The Scottish Parliament

Darren holding a clapper board for The Start Up Programme with school of enterprise and The Bank of Scotland.

October 2019

'Start-Up' Programme

Secure support and funding from The School of Social Entrepreneurs

braw talent at the scottish education expo

September 2019

Learning Festival

Attend our first 'Scottish Leaning Festival' in Glasgow.

a group of school students create a film in front of a handmade mountain landscape background

May 2019

First Project

Develop & deliver our first programme with Our Lady of Loretto Primary

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April 2019


Braw Talent CIC is
officially incorporated.

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January 2019


Receive support and funding from FirstPort through their 'Start-up' programme

founders Colm, Darren and Lydia smiling to the camera

June 2018

An Idea & Passion

Teaching colleagues Darren, Lydia & Colm develop idea & mission of Braw Talent

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.

Cultural Learning Alliance (2017)

Since 2011, the number of jobs in the creative industries have increased by 28.6% - more than double the average UK job growth

Creative Industries Federation (2018)

Learning through arts and culture can improve attainment in Maths and English.

Cultural Learning Alliance (2017)

97% of the Scottish population believes that creative activity is essential for young people’s learning and well-being.

Scottish Opinion Survey TNS (2017)

Participation in structured arts activities can increase cognitive abilities by 17%.

Cultural Learning Alliance (2017)

The UK will need one million new creative jobs by 2030.

Nesta (2015)

Children who take part in arts activities in the home during their early years are ahead in reading and Maths at age nine.

Cultural Learning Alliance (2017)

Students from low-income families who engage in the arts at school are 20% more likely to vote as young adults.

Cultural Learning Alliance (2017)

87% of creative workers are at low or no risk of automation, compared with 40% of jobs in the UK.

Nesta (2015)

To delve deeper into the research and pedagogies that shape our programmes, visit our bookshelf.

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