Impact Arts is an arts organisation using art as a tool for change – whether for improving the environment, employment prospects or quality of life.
Many projects are targeted at young people who are not currently in education, employment or training and aim to increase young people’s employability and engagement. Impact Arts work mainly in Glasgow, Edinburgh and Ayrshire but some projects also run further afield. Most participants get involved with Impact Arts by referral although self-referral is also possible.
- Fab Pad is the biggest of Impact Art’s programmes. It’s a part-time Interior Design programme for 16 – 25 year olds, providing young people in their first tenancy or at risk of homelessness the opportunity to decorate their home and make it their own. The project runs in Glasgow, East and West Dunbartonshire, Edinburgh, Stirling and the Borders. Participants will receive travel expenses and a budget of £50 to spend on their home. Enrolment for this project is ongoing.
If you are interested in the Fab Pad project you can get in touch on email@example.com, 0141 575 3001. - Gallery 37is an intensive summer school arts programme for 14 – 18 year olds particularly those who find it difficult in mainstream education. Working in dance, fashion, music, song writing, film, animation, and more, the programme aims to support participants back into education or positive engagement. Participants receive a free lunch and bus pass.
All activities take place between July and August, with enrolment in April and July. Young people or support workers can find out more about the project in Glasgow on Janis@impactarts.co.uk, in Ayrshire on firstname.lastname@example.org and in Edinburgh on email@example.com
-Creative Pathways is Impact Arts’ nationwide 24 week creative engagement project working with young people aged 16-19 who are not in education, employment or training. Young People can choose between projects in Fashion (Eco Chic Fashion Freak), Furniture Design (Home) or Community Challenges (Urban Green) and develop artistic and social skills that are transferable into a work setting.
Find out more about the individual projects on the Creative Pathways page. Project enrolment takes place between October and December. Participants will receive a weekly allowance and a bus pass.