Covid-19 has changed the way we all live, work and play. Impact Arts are aware this is a worrying time for many and in line with government updates have changed the way we work; ensuring we are still doing everything we can to support those we work with. Whilst we are not able to offer face-to-face programmes we have begun offering lots of exciting ways for participants to get involved in our programmes virtually.
We are currently offering 5 virtual programmes for young people across Scotland’s Central Belt:
MAKE SPACE: Ideal as an introduction to our work, or for those looking for something as and when they like. Drop-in, virtual, creative sessions led by experienced artists for anyone aged 14-26 living in Scotland’s Central Belt. Sessions are fun, varied and will help young people protect their mental wellbeing as well as bringing joy and structure to their day. No creative experience necessary.
CASHBACK TO THE FUTURE: Ideal for those looking for something structured to ‘do’ over the summer. Great for anyone aged 14-19 who may not be enjoying school or who is finding things challenging at the moment. From 7th July, for 4 weeks, we will help young people explore and develop creative skills across a whole host of areas like Visual Arts, Film, Performance, Creative Writing, Music and more. The focus is on fun and we will provide participants with all the kit needed to get involved.
CREATIVE PATHWAYS x2: Ideal for those looking to find a new route to employment/qualifications. We know that formal education is not for everyone, and that finding a route to employment can be tricky. For 16-26yr olds that are not at College or in Full-time employment. Over 10 weeks and using the arts as a focus, we will support young people to feel more confident, overcome some of the hurdles they might be facing and gain qualifications. All delivery will be online, and participants will be supported by an artist and opportunities co-ordinator who will provide 1:2:1 and group support.
MAKE IT YOUR OWN (MIYO): Ideal for those who are leaving Care and preparing to enter into their own tenancy – or perhaps have done so within the last year? We will work with participants on a 1:2:1 basis to explore how they can turn their space into a home. Participants will learn new skills and get help to turn their pad into somewhere they can call their own.
(Update provided by Impact Arts)