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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...


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

...A creative skills approach to the Arts for 0-5s When 04/12/2019 09:30 Where Edinburgh Type Training Category About this event We are all born creative – but what if you just don’t FEEL creative? The expressive Arts and creativity are...


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 Dec 2018 Launching the first of ongoing responses to our 25 Calls, Scottish Book Trust CEO Marc Lambert explains why we must challenge the idea that...


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...

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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 Aug 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...


Access All Arts Fund (March 2021 - March 2022)

...   Access All Arts Fund  Unlock Your Creative Potential! In 2021, Children in Scotland supported a group of children and young people to design the Access All Arts Fund. The fund was created as part of Creative Scotland’s Nurturing Talent...


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

... A creative skills approach to the Arts for 0-5s When 29/01/2021 09:30 Where Edinburgh Type Training Category Update As part of our organisational response to the COVID-19 virus, Children in Scotland has adapted our training...


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 Feb 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 creativity...

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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 Jan, 2022 by Nina Joynson coronavirus Education health and wellbeing schools As children return to classrooms,...

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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 Aug 2020 For its contribution to the 25 Calls campaign, Starcatchers said all children must be able to participate...


Blast from the past: Young people learn to connect heritage, modernity and personal identity

...the UNCRC which states that children have the right to freely participate in cultural life and the Arts. It brought together 140 children across six projects to explore areas such as family and friends, spaces and environment, play, hobbies and...

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Member Insight Blog: Latest

...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...


Living Museums (2021)

...strategic decision-making to on-the-ground delivery. The project has been split into two main pArts. You can find out about Phase 1 of the project further down the page. Phase 2  Phase 2 of the project began in January 2021. In Phase 2 we...


Insight: Keeping hold of honesty and respect as the world turns upside down

"This is a great way for us to share what we’ve learned, but it's also about learning to be kind to ourselves"

...able to run webinars where people can log in five minutes before our session stArts from anywhere in the world has been a great thing for our community. I really hope we can learn from these times and make our work more...


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

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

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

Unlocking opportunity: exploring new ways to create employment in the art world

...dangerous chain reaction. Those who have spent four to eight years on a degree specialising in the Arts or heritage will take their skills elsewhere. Fewer trained staff results in less institutional knowledge, and training programmes have to be...


Our offer to you during a critical time

Scotland's public health time bomb is ticking

...childhood experiences make it harder for a child to learn and cope with life. Child development stArts before conception and peaks from womb through to two years of age. On the downside, folic acid deficiencies, alcohol and drugs and toxic stress...


Trauma recovery, regulation and self-care: a residential on what trauma-informed practice really means

...and knowledgeable trainer. She is an BACP Accredited Adult Psychotherapist, a Play and Creative Arts Therapist, an EMDR Practitioner, NLP Practitioner and qualified Personal and Corporate Coach. Jan has also completed a Certificate in Traumatic...


 Introducing the Year of Childhood and our chance to give children power

...behind incorporation in practical ways in order to bring it to life. The Year of Childhood stArts this journey by bringing together parents, carers, professionals and civic society in a celebration of children’s human rights. Through films,...


Preparing for Coronavirus COVID-19. Updated 17/3/20

...Views service are being dealt with on an individual basis. Advice and information about all pArts of the service are available on the My Rights, My Say website. Referrals for the Resolve: ASL Mediation service are also being dealt with on an...


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

Person-centred pathways: helping children be masters of their own future

...and knowledgeable trainer. She is an BACP Accredited Adult Psychotherapist, a Play and Creative Arts Therapist, an EMDR Practitioner, NLP Practitioner and qualified Personal and Corporate Coach. Jan has also completed a Certificate in Traumatic...


Mindfulness and working with anger

...and knowledgeable trainer. She is an BACP Accredited Adult Psychotherapist, a Play and Creative Arts Therapist, an EMDR Practitioner, NLP Practitioner and qualified Personal and Corporate Coach. Jan has also completed a Certificate in Traumatic...


Mindfulness and autism

...and social care in various roles throughout her career. She is a qualified Play and Creative Arts Therapist, an Accredited Adult Psychotherapist and a qualified Coach. Jan has just completed a Certificate in Traumatic Stress with the Trauma...


The teenage brain: implications for behaviour and learning

...and knowledgeable trainer. She is an BACP Accredited Adult Psychotherapist, a Play and Creative Arts Therapist, an EMDR Practitioner, NLP Practitioner and qualified Personal and Corporate Coach. Jan has also completed a Certificate in Traumatic...


Messy Maths: an outdoor, playful approach

...this event When children have opportunities to play with loose pArts, their creativity, imagination and ability to problem-solve becomes evident. It provides the ideal context for exploring and developing...


To support children in the fight against this virus, we need your voices, knowledge and expertise

...Views service are being dealt with on an individual basis. Advice and information about all pArts of the service are available on the My Rights, My Say website. Our mediation service Resolve is currently in discussion with local...

engagement events Learning membership network

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...


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

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...


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

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

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

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...


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...


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...


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...


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 Find out...


“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

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...


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

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

Start date: 04/12/2019 09:30

...A creative skills approach to the Arts for 0-5s When 04/12/2019 09:30 Where Edinburgh Type Training Category About this event We are all born creative – but what if you just don’t FEEL creative? The expressive Arts and creativity are...


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

Start date: 29/01/2021 09:30

... A creative skills approach to the Arts for 0-5s When 29/01/2021 09:30 Where Edinburgh Type Training Category Update As part of our organisational response to the COVID-19 virus, Children in Scotland has adapted our training...


Trauma recovery, regulation and self-care: a residential on what trauma-informed practice really means

Start date: 16/07/2020 12:30

...and knowledgeable trainer. She is an BACP Accredited Adult Psychotherapist, a Play and Creative Arts Therapist, an EMDR Practitioner, NLP Practitioner and qualified Personal and Corporate Coach. Jan has also completed a Certificate in Traumatic...


Person-centred pathways: helping children be masters of their own future

Start date: 08/10/2020 09:30

...and knowledgeable trainer. She is an BACP Accredited Adult Psychotherapist, a Play and Creative Arts Therapist, an EMDR Practitioner, NLP Practitioner and qualified Personal and Corporate Coach. Jan has also completed a Certificate in Traumatic...


Mindfulness and working with anger

Start date: 26/11/2020 09:30

...and knowledgeable trainer. She is an BACP Accredited Adult Psychotherapist, a Play and Creative Arts Therapist, an EMDR Practitioner, NLP Practitioner and qualified Personal and Corporate Coach. Jan has also completed a Certificate in Traumatic...


Mindfulness and autism

Start date: 03/12/2020 09:30

...and social care in various roles throughout her career. She is a qualified Play and Creative Arts Therapist, an Accredited Adult Psychotherapist and a qualified Coach. Jan has just completed a Certificate in Traumatic Stress with the Trauma...


The teenage brain: implications for behaviour and learning

Start date: 04/03/2021 09:30

...and knowledgeable trainer. She is an BACP Accredited Adult Psychotherapist, a Play and Creative Arts Therapist, an EMDR Practitioner, NLP Practitioner and qualified Personal and Corporate Coach. Jan has also completed a Certificate in Traumatic...


Messy Maths: an outdoor, playful approach

Start date: 27/11/2020 09:30

...this event When children have opportunities to play with loose pArts, their creativity, imagination and ability to problem-solve becomes evident. It provides the ideal context for exploring and developing...



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 Dec 2018 Launching the first of ongoing responses to our 25 Calls, Scottish Book Trust CEO Marc Lambert explains why we must challenge the idea that...


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

... How the Arts helped me rewrite my life story 22 Aug 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: 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 Feb 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 creativity...

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 Aug 2020 For its contribution to the 25 Calls campaign, Starcatchers said all children must be able to participate...


Blast from the past: Young people learn to connect heritage, modernity and personal identity

...the UNCRC which states that children have the right to freely participate in cultural life and the Arts. It brought together 140 children across six projects to explore areas such as family and friends, spaces and environment, play, hobbies and...

heritage living museums museums

Insight: Keeping hold of honesty and respect as the world turns upside down

"This is a great way for us to share what we’ve learned, but it's also about learning to be kind to ourselves"

...able to run webinars where people can log in five minutes before our session stArts from anywhere in the world has been a great thing for our community. I really hope we can learn from these times and make our work more...


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

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

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

Unlocking opportunity: exploring new ways to create employment in the art world

...dangerous chain reaction. Those who have spent four to eight years on a degree specialising in the Arts or heritage will take their skills elsewhere. Fewer trained staff results in less institutional knowledge, and training programmes have to be...


Scotland's public health time bomb is ticking

...childhood experiences make it harder for a child to learn and cope with life. Child development stArts before conception and peaks from womb through to two years of age. On the downside, folic acid deficiencies, alcohol and drugs and toxic stress...


 Introducing the Year of Childhood and our chance to give children power

...behind incorporation in practical ways in order to bring it to life. The Year of Childhood stArts this journey by bringing together parents, carers, professionals and civic society in a celebration of children’s human rights. Through films,...


Preparing for Coronavirus COVID-19. Updated 17/3/20

...Views service are being dealt with on an individual basis. Advice and information about all pArts of the service are available on the My Rights, My Say website. Referrals for the Resolve: ASL Mediation service are also being dealt with on an...


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

To support children in the fight against this virus, we need your voices, knowledge and expertise

...Views service are being dealt with on an individual basis. Advice and information about all pArts of the service are available on the My Rights, My Say website. Our mediation service Resolve is currently in discussion with local...

engagement events Learning membership network

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...


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

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...


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...


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 Find out...


“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

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...


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


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Our offer to you during a critical time

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...



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

coronavirus Education health and wellbeing schools

Member Insight Blog: Latest
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...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...


National Theatre of Scotland launch new digital education portal
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...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: Carbon footprint is focus of new digital art installation
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...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

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

Making Children's Rights Real Across Scotland event summary
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...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...


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