Here you can find links to various projects and organisations I’ve worked with in the past or am currently working with.
The Socialites is a project run by Artlink Edinburgh and the Lothians. They provide bespoke creative sessions to children and young people as a ‘bridge to skill, school or social life’. I’ve worked with them as an artist for many years. Learn more about their approach here: https://www.artlinkedinburgh.co.uk/
Rumpus room describe themselves as “an artist-led initiative working in collaboration with children and young people on art and social action projects. The studio is co-run by artists and young studio members, hosting a programme of art and social action, developed with, for and by children & young people in Govanhill and across Scotland.”
I’ve worked with Rumpus Room as a playworker and artist. Learn more here: https://rumpus-room.org/
9 Story Media group are a world leading kids and family media company. I am currently working with them as a consultant in the development of Dylan an animated and interactive comedy aimed at young children. Learn more here: https://playbackonline.ca/2021/07/27/9-story-medias-dylan-gets-the-greenlight/
Imaginate develop, promote and celebrate theatre for children and young people in Scotland. They produce the Edinburgh International Children’s festival each year. I’ve worked with Imaginate on providing training, consultation and creative facilitation across a number of projects https://www.imaginate.org.uk/
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 Facilitator, trainer and contributing artist. Learn more about their work here: https://oilycart.org.uk/
Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop provide workspaces, events, exhibitions and residencies. They also have an education programme who work with local schools and families. I’ve worked with them to produce play environments and workshops for this programme. Find them here; https://edinburghsculpture.org/education-featured/
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/
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/
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
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/
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