Yola Sornsakrin, a social work student from Berlin, Germany, spent six months working with Starcatchers across our community engagement and professional development projects. During my six months internship with Starcatchers I had the chance to observe and support many projects, including the Community Engagement projects Creative Kin and Expecting Something and their professional development programmes… Read more »
This is my last block of Creative Kin. Creative Kin Moray began back in November 2017. Since then we’ve done 15 2-hour sessions – that’s a total of 30 hours with 12 diverse families and 7 additional artists from an array of disciplines. The project has achieved so much in this time –… Read more »
Working as an artist with kinship carers and their children over several months in Ayrshire, I’ve been privileged to get to know families whose personal stories all involve great bravery, resilience and love. Through family den-building, performing in wild punk bands, creating home-made instruments and so many other creative activities we have found new… Read more »
Heather Fulton is lead artist for Creative Kin in Moray. In this blog Heather explores how the significance of the project has developed over the course of several months.
Heather Fulton is Artistic Director of Frozen Charlotte Productions and a Starcatchers Associate Artist. As part of the Creative Kin project she is leading the sessions that we recently began in Moray. In this blog Heather breaks down why the shared creative experience between a child and the adult who cares for them is the most invaluable experience for every family.
Fraser Stone joined Starcatchers as the project coordinator for Creative Kin. He’s the man behind the operation, liaising with the artists who facilitate the sessions, the families taking part, and our project partners Children 1st. Tomorrow is the first block of sessions taking place in Moray, and in his first blog (hopefully of many!) Fraser shares his insights into Creative Kin, and what he’s working towards achieving with it.
Naomi is our lead artist in North Ayrshire. She facilitates the sessions with creative kinship carers and the children they look after, enabling and empowering familial relationships through creative activities. In this blog, she reflects on how the project has developed during its first block of sessions.
Watch this space for more behind the scenes from the project as it develops!