New youth work plans

This summer we worked on a project plan and application with our partners The Rock Trust and are delighted to announce that they have been successful in gaining funding from Creative Scotland’s Youth Link fund to support this work.

ESW and the Rock Trust have been working in partnership since 2020 running artist-led group workshops and peer to peer sessions for young people aged 16-25.  The young people have come together with artists to explore different sculptural processes, materials and ideas experimenting with ceramics, pewter casting, spray painting, woodwork, puppet making and screen printing. This work has been supported by Creative Scotland’s Youth Arts Fund and the Schehallion Group.

The project started in October 2023 with a 2 day ceramic workshop led by Mella Shaw which introduced the young people to pinch pots and coil building.  They made their own unique vessels and pots and the group will be returning in December for a drop-in studio led by the young people, developing our activity from their feedback and ideas over the last few years.

Partnership Working

ESW works with partners in order to reach and support people who would otherwise encounter barriers to accessing the arts in a long term and in-depth way, drawing on the expertise of the partner to learn more and develop our own skills  in the process.

More about The Rock Trust

The Rock Trust are Scotland’s youth homelessness charity. Their aim is to end youth homelessness in Scotland by ensuring that every young person has access to expert youth specific services to assist them to avoid, survive and move on from homelessness. They advise, educate and support young people to enable them to build the personal skills and resources required to make a positive and healthy transition to adulthood. They also work to ensure that the public, policy makers, commissioners and practitioners understand the issues, make decisions and take action which will end youth homelessness.