Starcatchers wins Sunday Herald Culture Award

We are delighted to be able to report that Starcatchers was awarded a Sunday Herald Culture Award, at the Culture Awards ceremony held in Glasgow on 13th July 2017. Chief Executive Rhona Matheson received the ‘Judges Choice’ award, for absolute stand-out prominence in the Scottish arts, at the end of the evening from BBC Scotland’s Janice… Read more »

Dance, theatre & live music production set to tour Scotland

Scottish baby theatre pioneers and award-winning dance company join forces to create exciting new performance for very young babies and their families   This captivating new collaboration between Scotland’s National Arts and Early Years organisation Starcatchers and award-winning dance theatre company Curious Seed, MamaBabaMe is designed especially for babies aged 18 months – 3 year olds, combining dance and physical… Read more »

Making theatre accessible to families in need across Scotland

Today we launched a new fundraising campaign, Forward for Families, to provide theatre seats for very young children and their families in need across Scotland.   A recent study suggests more than 200,000 children are growing up in poverty in Scotland. Scottish Government Social Research consistently evidences that access to theatre and cultural experience enriches lives… Read more »

What an amazing year… what an amazing 10 years!

Rhona Matheson, Chief Executive of Starcatchers looks back at the past 10 years:   2016 has been a year of reflection, celebration and sharing. Reflecting on what we have achieved over the years, celebrating these achievements and sharing our work with audiences in communities across Scotland as well as to new audiences across the world…. Read more »

2017/18 Funding secured for new Creative Kin project

We’re delighted to be able to announce that we’ve been awarded funding by The Scottish Government’s Children, Young People and Families Early Intervention and Adult Learning and Empowering Communities Fund.

Creative Skills goes to South Korea

At the start of December Starcatchers’ CEO Rhona Matheson and Creative Skills Manager Heather Armstrong spent a week in Korea running training for teaching artists and spreading the word about Starcatchers are our approach to the arts and creativity for very young children. Here, Heather reflects on their experience.

CEO Rhona Matheson featured in Product Magazine

Product Magazine is an independent arts and culture magazine established to showcase innovative work by new writers and artist from Scotland beyond. In the lead up to Christmas they have published a campaign 10 things we can do for children in Scotland with contributions from experts across sectors in Scotland working with and for children…. Read more »

Free Christmas storybook for Shape of Things audiences

As a special festive treat, audiences who come to see The Shape of Things at Dundee Rep will receive a free Christmas themed storybook called Snow Business!   Following our characters Cubert and Triantán as they travel through the sparkly circle into a winter wonderland, finding shapes along the way.   If you didn’t make… Read more »