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Peacock Visual Arts - Free Press


Peacock Visual Arts was awarded £129,470 from May 2018 to April 2021

Young people with care experience have told us that they would love more opportunities to be active and have fun, developing their interests and trying out new things in areas such as music, art, sport and crafts. The Creative and Active Lives funding initiative was created with this in mind.

The funding will support young people with care experience to increase their social networks, skills and improve their health. These projects all have young people at their heart, as the Trust works with organisations that create opportunities for young people to design and lead programmes themselves. The Trust awarded a total of £1,746,170 to fourteen Creative and Active Lives projects across Scotland.

Peacock Visual Arts’ project ‘Free Press: Mapping The City and mapping The Hill’ aims to engage young people with care experience through cultural and physical activities.

Through art and publishing, the project facilitates the positive development of young people, by using creativity and innovation. Participants are encouraged to explore and express themselves, building confidence while widening their outlook.

Young people are also supported in becoming more active through the pursuit of activities such as cycling, walking and camping and are also participating in creative activities such as printmaking, illustration, HTML editing, collage, photography, filmmaking, and more.

As a result, we are already seeing young people with care experience with an improved sense of self and wellbeing, growing confidence in decision making and enjoying the chance to express their imagination and creativity.

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