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Arts and minds

...Arts and minds An appreciation of the true impact of culture on wellbeing and learning should be embedded at all levels of policy, writes Amy Woodhouse You may or may not be aware that Scotland has a National Outcome for Culture: “We are...


25 Calls response: How the Arts helped me rewrite my life story

... How the Arts helped me rewrite my life story 22 August 2019 Responding to Call 24, from Starcatchers, on access to cultural experiences, screenwriter Michael Lee Richardson explains why his first script sustained him during a difficult...


Creating Safety: child protection in the Arts (2019)

... Creating Safety: child protection in the Arts (2019 Update) An updated version of Creating Safety: child protection in the Arts, a resource produced by Children in Scotland in collaboration with Creative Scotland, has been launched. It...


25 Calls response: Target stigma, honour Arts experiences and get the first years of school right to start levelling the playing field for children

... Target stigma and honour Arts experiences to start levelling the playing field for children 4 December 2018 Launching the first of ongoing responses to our 25 Calls, Scottish Book Trust CEO Marc Lambert explains why we must challenge the idea...


Call 24: Ensure all children can participate in high quality, innovative Arts experiences from the earliest age

... Call 24: Ensure all children can participate in high quality, innovative Arts experiences from the earliest age By Rhona Matheson, Starcatchers It was during a performance of Hup, our live classical musical and theatre experience in...

25 calls

New fund supports 106 young people with additional support needs to access the Arts and unlock their creative potential

... New fund supports 106 young people with additional support needs to access the Arts and unlock their creative potential 28 April 2022 MEDIA RELEASE A total of 106 young people with additional support needs have taken forward creative Arts...

Arts ASN inclusion Participation young people

Access All Arts Fund (March 2021 - March 2022)

...   Access All Arts Fund  Unlock Your Creative Potential! Access All Arts Fund The Access All Arts Fund is an exciting project to help support children and young people access creative Arts opportunities. We believe the Arts (things like...


25 Calls response: An ACE-aware Scotland? Let’s be an Arts-aware nation, too

... 25 Calls response: An ACE-aware nation? Yes, but let’s be Arts-aware too 20 February 2019 Responding to Starcatchers’ call on the need for children to access the Arts from the earliest age, writer and poet Tom Pow explains how...

25 calls ACE Arts

Creating safety in the Arts, as new guidance launches

... Creating safety in the Arts, as new guidance launches 16 May 2019 A new resource that provides guidance on child protection for the Arts has been launched. Creating Safety: child protection in the Arts produced by Children in Scotland in...


News: High absence levels and ventilation issues as school term stArts

... Magazine / News: High absence levels and continued ventilation issues as term stArts Posted 11 January, 2022 by Nina Joynson coronavirus Education health and wellbeing schools As children return to...

coronavirus Education health and wellbeing schools

How we can work together to stop child abuse before it stArts

... How we can work together to stop child abuse before it stArts 30 Mar 2021 Stuart Allardyce, Director of Stop It Now! Scotland, explains why we need to rethink our collective approach and focus on prevention rather than the consequences of...


25 and Up: For post-COVID renewal we need to be radical, and that includes with the Arts

... For post-COVID renewal we need to be radical: here’s how to ensure the Arts are truly at the heart of every child’s life 27 August 2020 For its contribution to the 25 Calls campaign, Starcatchers said all children must be able to...


Committing to radical change in Scotland’s system of care

...they are now and ambition for where they need to be. Change Programme ONE is not where Scotland stArts, nor is it an exhaustive list of all that is happening. Every day people and organisations are supporting children and families, caring for the...


Making Children's Rights Real Across Scotland event summary

...Health and Social Care Alliance Fife Young Carers Includem Our Hearings, Our Voice WHALE Arts Aberlour See blocks on the right for more details on the workshops. Before the event closed, child and parent play champions from Licketyspit's...


What is contemporary collecting and why do we care about it so much?

...in museums that were collected through colonial activities or are related to other unsavoury pArts of our past. How, where or even if these items should be on display are questions that the heritage sector is going to be grappling with for...


National Theatre of Scotland launch new digital education portal

...Scotland launches new digital education portal Posted 27 Aug 2021 by Jennifer Drummond Arts Education The new educational channel will include resources to support teachers and secondary school students in Scotland to study...

Arts Education

News: Scottish Government reveals plans to overhaul Scottish Attainment Challenge funding

...increase the pace of this crucial work and to ensure children and young people across different pArts of Scotland reach their full potential. Schools can’t do this alone and we have fully aligned our work on closing the attainment gap with...

Attainment Education funding Poverty Scottish Parliament

Project launched to understand participation through the pandemic

...recruiting to a new panel as part of a project which will help more young people take part in the Arts Click to find out...


Comment: The national policy on Standardised Testing is failing pupils and teachers alike

...Scotland Related content High absence levels and continued ventilation issues as school stArts  Jan 11, 2022 Scottish Government criticised on lack of ventilation strategy for schools  Dec 2, 2021 Plans to overhaul Scottish Attainment...

Education

Design is for everyone

...is Head of Learning at V&A Dundee Click here for more Increasing access to Arts and heritage Our Living Museums projects explores how the sector can engage 14-21-year-olds Click here for more 25...

community creativity design Health Learning Wellbeing

News: Carbon footprint is focus of new digital art installation

...is focus of new digital art installation Posted 3 November, 2021 by Nina Joynson Arts climate climate change environment A digital art installation project asking children and adults in Scotland and India to...

Arts climate climate change environment

Creativity and culture: bringing child rights to life

...reflect me in any way. I think that we should be finding ways to bolster our cultural heritage and Arts facilities to become more relevant to young people – so I’m pleased to be part of a project that puts this at the forefront! "I’ve always...


Q&A with James McEnaney: Mind the gap

...pupils and teachers alike Jan 25, 2022 High absence levels and ventilation issues as term stArts Jan 11, 2022 Scottish Government criticised over lack of ventilation strategy  Dec 2, 2021 Plans to overhaul Scottish Attainment Challenge...

Education Inequality Poverty schools

Supporting digital engagement and keeping young people connected online

...pieces from one of our groups, Young Artists Club. Placement-based projects Family Support and Arts Therapies have also been adapted. These projects provide support from social work and Arts therapies students on placement from universities...


Open door policy: Supporting the museums sector to engage with a younger audience
Arts engagement living museums Participation

New Emerging Minds project will look at how live music could boost young people’s mental health

...use project learning to shape policy Click to find out more Strengthening Arts access after Covid Contributors to our 25 Calls campaign have highlighted how the Arts can support children Click to read the...

Arts changing our world emerging minds Mental Health music research scottish ensemble stirling university Wellbeing

Learning Week 2021 - Transcripts

...online games to explore risk-taking behaviours Fast Forward Online game 'Own It' Arts-based participation: music matters The Sound Lab Self-expression through music for care experienced people  Creativity with care during...


“Children don’t need shorter holidays or longer school days. They need more play”

...and our skills and expertise have the potential to enhance the whole school community. It stArts with relationships, from there we build mutual respect between the teaching staff and the play professionals. This has certainly raised the...

academic access to childcare fund childcare community Learning out of school care outcomes play School skills

Access to Childcare Fund

...is focusing on a trial of holiday hubs with a focus on outdoor play, health and the Arts Find out more SupERkids The ACF funding will support supERkids to offer weekend provision to its families Find out...


Encouraging moves on participation, and a promise to hold parliament to account

...of unaccompanied children (a policy proposed by Scottish Labour). Education: PSE reform, making Arts accessible and commitments on diversity If you followed our pre-election social media campaign, you would have seen that education is a key...

Arts calls citizens' assemblies democracy Education Election Learning manifest Participation Policy rights Scottish Government Scottish Parliament

Have Kitbag, will travel

...youth and social work is spreading in Scotland (click here to learn more) and to other pArts of the UK. Teachers and pupil support staff notice how it helps children be kind to each other. It also helps staff to defuse...


Inverclyde Council

...local authority is looking to focus on outdoor play, health and wellbeing and the creative Arts in its targeted childcare offer for families, including children with complex additional support needs. The ACF is supporting a trial of two OSC...


Member directory: G-M

...Stirling Support for families with young children facing challenges | homestArtstirling.org.uk Home-Start UK Support for families with young children facing challenges | home-start.org.uk Home-Start West Lothian Support for...


How can we deliver places we can be proud of for our future generations?

...to thrive. Based on views from the World Health Organisation and our UK public health counterpArts, they set out a comprehensive and consistent set of characteristics. They provide the clarity Scotland needs for all sectors to take action to...


Member directory: full

...Trust Tackling the causes and consequences of homelessness | cyrenians.scot Edinburgh Montessori Arts School Montessori education for 1-18 year olds | emaschool.co.uk Edinburgh Women's Aid Support for women and young people impacted by abuse |...


News: Schools face new disruption as exams approach

...new revision materials Mar 9, 2022 High absence levels and continued ventilation issues as term stArts Jan 11, 2022 Government criticised for failing to put school ventilation strategy into action Dec 2,...

Covid-19 Education exams SQA

Comment:‘We all have a story worth sharing and celebrating’

...Stories is a long-running partnership between the Scottish Guardianship Service and Standing Tall Arts which creates spaces for unaccompanied young people to be creative, get involved with art and make friends. As part of Refugee Festival...

equality human rights refugee

Q&A with Susie Heywood: Tackling gender stereotypes

...against women and girls and that the stereotype of the strong, tough, self-sufficient man, which stArts early with messages like “boys don’t cry” plays a role in the elevated rates of suicide that we see amongst men compared with women. We...

equality gender Inequality public health

“It’s important to remember these are not just numbers – these are real people”

...important information to be conveyed. On discussing survey results, the participants liked bar chArts, as these were familiar. But they also favoured the creative, pictorial presentation of survey findings in, for example, comics or...


Membership Overview

...Seamab 'Our work is focused on ensuring that every child can engage with and participate in Arts and cultural experiences from birth. The Arts have such an important role to play in children’s development and wellbeing so it’s absolutely...


Member directory: A-F

...Trust Tackling the causes and consequences of homelessness | cyrenians.scot Edinburgh Montessori Arts School Montessori education for 1-18 year olds | emaschool.co.uk Edinburgh Women's Aid Support for women and young people impacted by abuse |...


Q&A with Jennifer Lewis: Supporting young carers

...by someone in the home? I think there is often a misunderstanding that ‘caregiving’ only stArts when the carer is providing intimate and health-related care, e.g. washing, helping to get dressed, helping with medication. But often it is...

ASL Children's rights Mental Health

Changing our World: Member profiles

...LBGTQIA+ rights, children and young people having the ability to express, accessibility to the Arts Fun fact I have met the Vice Prime Minister of Strategic Partnership Implementation (of Romania) Olive Local authority West...


Starcatchers: Board Members

...we are aware that by meeting online we have the potential to engage Trustees who live in other pArts of Scotland. We would be keen to hear from applicants from across Scotland, particularly from Ayrshire, Moray, or Fife where we are currently...


A passion for making change: the power of young people’s advisory groups

...which instantly made me feel at ease. The room was filled with young people of all ages, from all pArts of Scotland, and with a vast range of experiences. We were assured that there was a ‘breakout room’ that we could go to at any time if we...


Claire Gillespie

...the third sector and local authority settings.  Her work has spanned early years, community Arts, residential care, community projects and family support.  Claire is passionate about improving the lives of children and young people in...

gillespie

Sound and vision

...socialising – with all the developmental benefits this brings – severely limited. Using the Arts to boost agency  We know that the impact of Covid has not been evenly spread across the population and that some people in the community have...


The brutal but necessary process of ‘getting over yourself’…

...in small groups of six to eight. Regular activities include sharing meals together, games, Arts and crafts, quizzes, dancing, themed sessions, and karaoke. We intend to be here for the next 40 years!   For more information, click here to...


Member directory: T-Z

...Isles Council Local authority | cne-siar.gov.uk WHALE Arts Community-led Arts programmes and events in Wester Hailes | whaleArts.co.uk Who Cares Scotland Advocacy and membership service for care...


Member directory: N-S

...Forum, membership organisation for those working with young care leavers | staf.scot Starcatchers Arts and early years performances and creative activities | starcatchers.org.uk Stepping Stones for Families Support for young people and families...


29 Jan 21 - A creative skills approach to the Arts for 0-5s

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25 Calls response: How the Arts helped me rewrite my life story

... How the Arts helped me rewrite my life story 22 August 2019 Responding to Call 24, from Starcatchers, on access to cultural experiences, screenwriter Michael Lee Richardson explains why his first script sustained him during a difficult...


25 Calls response: Target stigma, honour Arts experiences and get the first years of school right to start levelling the playing field for children

... Target stigma and honour Arts experiences to start levelling the playing field for children 4 December 2018 Launching the first of ongoing responses to our 25 Calls, Scottish Book Trust CEO Marc Lambert explains why we must challenge the idea...


New fund supports 106 young people with additional support needs to access the Arts and unlock their creative potential

... New fund supports 106 young people with additional support needs to access the Arts and unlock their creative potential 28 April 2022 MEDIA RELEASE A total of 106 young people with additional support needs have taken forward creative Arts...

Arts ASN inclusion Participation young people

25 Calls response: An ACE-aware Scotland? Let’s be an Arts-aware nation, too

... 25 Calls response: An ACE-aware nation? Yes, but let’s be Arts-aware too 20 February 2019 Responding to Starcatchers’ call on the need for children to access the Arts from the earliest age, writer and poet Tom Pow explains how...

25 calls ACE Arts

Creating safety in the Arts, as new guidance launches

... Creating safety in the Arts, as new guidance launches 16 May 2019 A new resource that provides guidance on child protection for the Arts has been launched. Creating Safety: child protection in the Arts produced by Children in Scotland in...


How we can work together to stop child abuse before it stArts

... How we can work together to stop child abuse before it stArts 30 Mar 2021 Stuart Allardyce, Director of Stop It Now! Scotland, explains why we need to rethink our collective approach and focus on prevention rather than the consequences of...


25 and Up: For post-COVID renewal we need to be radical, and that includes with the Arts

... For post-COVID renewal we need to be radical: here’s how to ensure the Arts are truly at the heart of every child’s life 27 August 2020 For its contribution to the 25 Calls campaign, Starcatchers said all children must be able to...


Committing to radical change in Scotland’s system of care

...they are now and ambition for where they need to be. Change Programme ONE is not where Scotland stArts, nor is it an exhaustive list of all that is happening. Every day people and organisations are supporting children and families, caring for the...


What is contemporary collecting and why do we care about it so much?

...in museums that were collected through colonial activities or are related to other unsavoury pArts of our past. How, where or even if these items should be on display are questions that the heritage sector is going to be grappling with for...


Project launched to understand participation through the pandemic

...recruiting to a new panel as part of a project which will help more young people take part in the Arts Click to find out...


Design is for everyone

...is Head of Learning at V&A Dundee Click here for more Increasing access to Arts and heritage Our Living Museums projects explores how the sector can engage 14-21-year-olds Click here for more 25...

community creativity design Health Learning Wellbeing

Creativity and culture: bringing child rights to life

...reflect me in any way. I think that we should be finding ways to bolster our cultural heritage and Arts facilities to become more relevant to young people – so I’m pleased to be part of a project that puts this at the forefront! "I’ve always...


Supporting digital engagement and keeping young people connected online

...pieces from one of our groups, Young Artists Club. Placement-based projects Family Support and Arts Therapies have also been adapted. These projects provide support from social work and Arts therapies students on placement from universities...


Open door policy: Supporting the museums sector to engage with a younger audience
Arts engagement living museums Participation

New Emerging Minds project will look at how live music could boost young people’s mental health

...use project learning to shape policy Click to find out more Strengthening Arts access after Covid Contributors to our 25 Calls campaign have highlighted how the Arts can support children Click to read the...

Arts changing our world emerging minds Mental Health music research scottish ensemble stirling university Wellbeing

“Children don’t need shorter holidays or longer school days. They need more play”

...and our skills and expertise have the potential to enhance the whole school community. It stArts with relationships, from there we build mutual respect between the teaching staff and the play professionals. This has certainly raised the...

academic access to childcare fund childcare community Learning out of school care outcomes play School skills

Encouraging moves on participation, and a promise to hold parliament to account

...of unaccompanied children (a policy proposed by Scottish Labour). Education: PSE reform, making Arts accessible and commitments on diversity If you followed our pre-election social media campaign, you would have seen that education is a key...

Arts calls citizens' assemblies democracy Education Election Learning manifest Participation Policy rights Scottish Government Scottish Parliament

Have Kitbag, will travel

...youth and social work is spreading in Scotland (click here to learn more) and to other pArts of the UK. Teachers and pupil support staff notice how it helps children be kind to each other. It also helps staff to defuse...


How can we deliver places we can be proud of for our future generations?

...to thrive. Based on views from the World Health Organisation and our UK public health counterpArts, they set out a comprehensive and consistent set of characteristics. They provide the clarity Scotland needs for all sectors to take action to...


“It’s important to remember these are not just numbers – these are real people”

...important information to be conveyed. On discussing survey results, the participants liked bar chArts, as these were familiar. But they also favoured the creative, pictorial presentation of survey findings in, for example, comics or...


A passion for making change: the power of young people’s advisory groups

...which instantly made me feel at ease. The room was filled with young people of all ages, from all pArts of Scotland, and with a vast range of experiences. We were assured that there was a ‘breakout room’ that we could go to at any time if we...


Sound and vision

...socialising – with all the developmental benefits this brings – severely limited. Using the Arts to boost agency  We know that the impact of Covid has not been evenly spread across the population and that some people in the community have...


The brutal but necessary process of ‘getting over yourself’…

...in small groups of six to eight. Regular activities include sharing meals together, games, Arts and crafts, quizzes, dancing, themed sessions, and karaoke. We intend to be here for the next 40 years!   For more information, click here to...



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Starcatchers: Board Members

...we are aware that by meeting online we have the potential to engage Trustees who live in other pArts of Scotland. We would be keen to hear from applicants from across Scotland, particularly from Ayrshire, Moray, or Fife where we are currently...



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Learning Week 2021 - Transcripts

...online games to explore risk-taking behaviours Fast Forward Online game 'Own It' Arts-based participation: music matters The Sound Lab Self-expression through music for care experienced people  Creativity with care during...


Inverclyde Council

...local authority is looking to focus on outdoor play, health and wellbeing and the creative Arts in its targeted childcare offer for families, including children with complex additional support needs. The ACF is supporting a trial of two OSC...


Membership Overview

...Seamab 'Our work is focused on ensuring that every child can engage with and participate in Arts and cultural experiences from birth. The Arts have such an important role to play in children’s development and wellbeing so it’s absolutely...


Changing our World: Member profiles

...LBGTQIA+ rights, children and young people having the ability to express, accessibility to the Arts Fun fact I have met the Vice Prime Minister of Strategic Partnership Implementation (of Romania) Olive Local authority West...



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Arts and minds
post

...Arts and minds An appreciation of the true impact of culture on wellbeing and learning should be embedded at all levels of policy, writes Amy Woodhouse You may or may not be aware that Scotland has a National Outcome for Culture: “We are...


Call 24: Ensure all children can participate in high quality, innovative Arts experiences from the earliest age
post

... Call 24: Ensure all children can participate in high quality, innovative Arts experiences from the earliest age By Rhona Matheson, Starcatchers It was during a performance of Hup, our live classical musical and theatre experience in...

25 calls

News: High absence levels and ventilation issues as school term stArts
post

... Magazine / News: High absence levels and continued ventilation issues as term stArts Posted 11 January, 2022 by Nina Joynson coronavirus Education health and wellbeing schools As children return to...

coronavirus Education health and wellbeing schools

Making Children's Rights Real Across Scotland event summary
post

...Health and Social Care Alliance Fife Young Carers Includem Our Hearings, Our Voice WHALE Arts Aberlour See blocks on the right for more details on the workshops. Before the event closed, child and parent play champions from Licketyspit's...


National Theatre of Scotland launch new digital education portal
post

...Scotland launches new digital education portal Posted 27 Aug 2021 by Jennifer Drummond Arts Education The new educational channel will include resources to support teachers and secondary school students in Scotland to study...

Arts Education

News: Scottish Government reveals plans to overhaul Scottish Attainment Challenge funding
post

...increase the pace of this crucial work and to ensure children and young people across different pArts of Scotland reach their full potential. Schools can’t do this alone and we have fully aligned our work on closing the attainment gap with...

Attainment Education funding Poverty Scottish Parliament

Comment: The national policy on Standardised Testing is failing pupils and teachers alike
post

...Scotland Related content High absence levels and continued ventilation issues as school stArts  Jan 11, 2022 Scottish Government criticised on lack of ventilation strategy for schools  Dec 2, 2021 Plans to overhaul Scottish Attainment...

Education

News: Carbon footprint is focus of new digital art installation
post

...is focus of new digital art installation Posted 3 November, 2021 by Nina Joynson Arts climate climate change environment A digital art installation project asking children and adults in Scotland and India to...

Arts climate climate change environment

Q&A with James McEnaney: Mind the gap
post

...pupils and teachers alike Jan 25, 2022 High absence levels and ventilation issues as term stArts Jan 11, 2022 Scottish Government criticised over lack of ventilation strategy  Dec 2, 2021 Plans to overhaul Scottish Attainment Challenge...

Education Inequality Poverty schools

Member directory: G-M
post

...Stirling Support for families with young children facing challenges | homestArtstirling.org.uk Home-Start UK Support for families with young children facing challenges | home-start.org.uk Home-Start West Lothian Support for...


Member directory: full
post

...Trust Tackling the causes and consequences of homelessness | cyrenians.scot Edinburgh Montessori Arts School Montessori education for 1-18 year olds | emaschool.co.uk Edinburgh Women's Aid Support for women and young people impacted by abuse |...


News: Schools face new disruption as exams approach
post

...new revision materials Mar 9, 2022 High absence levels and continued ventilation issues as term stArts Jan 11, 2022 Government criticised for failing to put school ventilation strategy into action Dec 2,...

Covid-19 Education exams SQA

Comment:‘We all have a story worth sharing and celebrating’
post

...Stories is a long-running partnership between the Scottish Guardianship Service and Standing Tall Arts which creates spaces for unaccompanied young people to be creative, get involved with art and make friends. As part of Refugee Festival...

equality human rights refugee

Q&A with Susie Heywood: Tackling gender stereotypes
post

...against women and girls and that the stereotype of the strong, tough, self-sufficient man, which stArts early with messages like “boys don’t cry” plays a role in the elevated rates of suicide that we see amongst men compared with women. We...

equality gender Inequality public health

Member directory: A-F
post

...Trust Tackling the causes and consequences of homelessness | cyrenians.scot Edinburgh Montessori Arts School Montessori education for 1-18 year olds | emaschool.co.uk Edinburgh Women's Aid Support for women and young people impacted by abuse |...


Q&A with Jennifer Lewis: Supporting young carers
post

...by someone in the home? I think there is often a misunderstanding that ‘caregiving’ only stArts when the carer is providing intimate and health-related care, e.g. washing, helping to get dressed, helping with medication. But often it is...

ASL Children's rights Mental Health

Claire Gillespie
post

...the third sector and local authority settings.  Her work has spanned early years, community Arts, residential care, community projects and family support.  Claire is passionate about improving the lives of children and young people in...

gillespie

Member directory: T-Z
post

...Isles Council Local authority | cne-siar.gov.uk WHALE Arts Community-led Arts programmes and events in Wester Hailes | whaleArts.co.uk Who Cares Scotland Advocacy and membership service for care...


Member directory: N-S
post

...Forum, membership organisation for those working with young care leavers | staf.scot Starcatchers Arts and early years performances and creative activities | starcatchers.org.uk Stepping Stones for Families Support for young people and families...


29 Jan 21 - A creative skills approach to the Arts for 0-5s
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