Stripy Nest is a pilot project in collaboration with Canal View Primary School in Edinburgh. Pre-school pupils are working with Starcatchers artists and a play worker to co-design and create an interactive playground installation that will help improve their experience of the playground as they make the transition into P1 in August 2019.
Kinship care families in Moray and Ayrshire explore music, visual art, drama and other creative activities together as part of an artist-led programme designed to help strengthen their relationships and improve wellbeing.
Creative Kin – a two-year pilot project delivered in partnership by Children 1st and Starcatchers, and funded by the Scottish Government’s Children, Young People and Families Early Intervention Project Fund – offers creative respite and the space for kinship families to spend time together away from the life’s challenges.
Expecting Something works with new, young and expectant parents under 25 and their babies in Wester Hailes, Edinburgh and Lochgelly, Fife, providing a weekly safe space to spend time with their babies and peers whilst engaging in artist-lead creative activities.
Over the next two years we hope that this project will empower these young parents, boosting their confidence, forging new relationships and developing strong bonds with their babies through regular and continued contact with arts and creativity.