An online community of creators

Rainbow-coloured creativity packs delivered to our Expecting Something families kick-start a new block of artist-led sessions for this Spring.   Full of open-ended materials to help fuel imaginative play and creativity, the packs will be used during Expecting Something sessions facilitated remotely by Starcatchers artists – live and interactive as well as pre-recorded.   Expecting… Read more »

#WeeInspirations

Starcatchers is launching a new series of Wee Inspiration idea cards for parents at home with young children.   These are fun, creative ideas to engage little ones without a lot of kit, stress, nor pressure to ‘achieve’ anything.   They are inspired by artists who work across Starcatchers’ different areas of work including Creative… Read more »

Updates in extraordinary times

23rd March 2020 A message to all our friends and supporters from Starcatchers Chief Executive Rhona Matheson     I hope you are all staying safe and well during this difficult time.   I just wanted to share an update with you about how we at Starcatchers are responding to the Covid-19 situation and what… Read more »

Every step we take together

  Kinship families in North and South Ayrshire have worked with music and movement artists to create a music video in celebration of their kinship community.  Sound Kinnection was an 8-week community engagement programme that began with a Burns Supper in January 2020. Over the following 4 weeks, during artist-facilitated sessions with musician Fraser… Read more »

An explosion of dance, colour and sound

  Bring together a dancer, some music, brightly coloured paint with the fearless imaginations of very young children. Mix them up and what do you get?   “Something that’s unique, probably chaotic and unpredictable but bright, bold and very beautiful in its own way” says Starcatchers Associate Artist Katy Wilson. As part of her research… Read more »

Arts strengthening intergenerational bonds

An intergenerational arts project enabling care home residents and nursery children to work with professional artists and be creative together has been resoundingly positive for both groups, strengthening community bonds, improving wellbeing and raising staff expectations about what participants are capable of.   ArtFelt, a unique collaboration between Starcatchers and Luminate, Scotland’s Creative Ageing Organisation… Read more »

Introducing arts from birth in Aberdeen

Starcatchers is working with Aberdeen Performing Arts giving babies, young children and their families in Aberdeen the opportunity to engage in artist-led creative play sessions.

Never too young to be a sculptor…

“Taking part in artistic and creative activities together is protected time for parents and their children… Quite often you’ll find that adults are surprised by what their children are capable of.”    They may not yet be 3 but armed with natural materials foraged from the beautiful grounds of Jupiter Artland and a little help from their parents,… Read more »

Bounce awarded funding from PRS Foundation

BOUNCE will be an interactive performance for babies aged under 24 months, with an original score by Stephen Deazley, developed with and for clarinet soloist Pete Furniss.