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Inspiring and Empowering

Young Creatives

Be Inspired at Young Creatives


CatStrand Young Creatives

CatStrand Young Creatives is a project of Glenkens Community & Arts Trust. funded by Holywood Trust and Creative Scotland.  


We believe in the power of creative arts to inspire and empower young minds. We offer a year-round program of arts-related engagement and development opportunities for children and young people aged 4-25 years living in the Glenkens and surrounding areas. Our goal is to provide a safe and nurturing space where young people can explore their creativity and express themselves through various creative art forms such as visual art, creative writing, music, dance, and theatre.

Celebrating Creativity in Young People

Creative Skills

We believe that the creative arts has the power to change lives and communities. That's why we encourage our young creatives to participate in our various projects and collaborate with other artists to create meaningful and impactful art that can make a difference.

Creative Sparks

Our classes and workshops are designed to provide a safe and nurturing space where children under 11 years of age, can explore their creativity and express themselves through various art forms such as painting, drawing, sculpting, music, dance, and drama. 

Creative Careers

We deliver creative skills programmes, internships and apprenticeships to provide young people with the opportunity to gain skills, confidence and practical experience in the arts sector.,  Through the creative careers strand, we aim to increase access and broaden the horizons of young people whilst diversifying our creative and cultural workforce.


We believe that everyone's artistic journey is unique and valuable. That's why we encourage our young creatives to share their artistic journey with others and inspire others to explore their creativity and express their own creative art practice via our youth led online spotlight blog page and  showcases



Inspiring and Empowering Young Creatives

We are deeply proud to deliver the Young Creatives programme and the remarkable opportunities that it brings, to inspire and empower children and young people in our rural community of the Glenkens.


Despite our remote location, we believe that all children and young people should have equal access to high quality creative art opportunities and experiences as those living nearer to the central belt.


We believe Young Creatives programme should, and does, make a real difference to the lives of local youth in building skills and experience needed for a successful journey in the creative arts and provides a  positive impact within our community. 


We are hugely excited about the next year of our programme and strive to maintain inspiring, engaging and innovative opportunities for everyone. A huge thanks to Holywood Trust and Creative Scotland for their continued generous support in our programme. 

Catherine Campbell (Young Creatives Project Lead)

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