Here you can find links to various projects and organisations I’ve worked with in the past or am currently working with.
East Lothian Play Association are a fantastic organisation providing and advocating for play opportunities for all children in East Lothian, Scotland. I’ve worked with them as both a consultant and play worker, primarily on their Loose Parts Play project. Learn more about them here: http://elpa.org.uk/
Rumpus Room is an artist led initiative based in Govanhill, Glasgow. They centre collaborative practice with children and young people. To play, learn and create together.
I worked with Rumpus Room as part of their “Playing for the future” residency with South London Gallery, you can read more about this work here https://www.southlondongallery.org/projects/rumpus-room-and-art-block/
The Yard Scotland provide Adventure Play opportunities for Disabled Children and Young people in Scotland I wrote a series of articles for the Yard about the play that happens there. Check them out at: https://www.theyardscotland.org.uk/blog/its-so-beautiful-or-inclusion-as-a-value
Sound Symphony by Ellie Griffiths is a highly interactive sensory performance designed with young autistic sound seekers in mind. I’ve worked on this project as a trainer, consultant and evaluator. Learn more at: http://www.soundsymphony.co.uk/
Edinburgh Art Festival are a visual arts organisation who produce a yearly festival and carry out engagement projects throughout the year. I collaborated with them on a project with the thistle foundation. Read about it here on there community engagement blog: https://www.edartfestcommunityengagement.com/thistle-yp
I do ongoing work as an artist with Artlink Edinburgh and the Lothians on their project The Socialites. It’s a unique project which provides bespoke arts experience to young people with additional support needs. Learn more about the project here: https://artlinksocialites.blog/
Oily Cart Theatre Company create interactive and sensory shows which tour across the UK and internationally. They make shows for and with children and young people that aim to be inclusive and accessible to all.
I have worked with Oily Cart as a Creative Facillitator, trainer and contributing artist. Learn more about their work here: https://oilycart.org.uk/
WHALE Arts is a community arts and cultural centre and social enterprise based in Wester Hailes, Edinburgh. They do a huge range of work across ages and groups of people. I’ve worked with them as youth worker and a freelance artist on their youth programmes. Learn more at http://www.whalearts.co.uk/
Imaginate develop, promote and celebrate theatre for children and young people in Scotland. They produce the Edinburgh International Children’s festival each year. https://www.imaginate.org.uk/
Birds of Paradise Theatre company are a disabled led Scotland based touring theatre company and development organisation. https://www.boptheatre.co.uk/
I’ve worked as a consultant and creative facilitator in combination with these two innovative and exciting companies. Here’s a blog from Imaginate about some of that work- https://www.imaginate.org.uk/schools/projects/birds-of-paradise-at-pilrig-park-school