This gift donation of £15 will go towards art materials for one workshop as part of our schools programme in the Wester Hailes area.
'It’s helped us think about believing in ourselves and being creative.' – Pupil, Wester Hailes Education Centre.
We have an ongoing partnership with primary and secondary schools in the Wester Hailes area. Your support would contribute materials for a workshop with P5/6 classes, with an emphasis on environmentally-minded art making, using recycled materials. The project supports young people to build their creative confidence and collaborate with each other, exploring important ideas related to climate activism on local, national and global scales.
More about the programme:
Edinburgh Art Festival Community Engagement is an ongoing programme of learning and inclusion activities, which puts the city’s communities at the heart of the festival and cultural production. The programme builds long-term relationships with contemporary artists, partners and community organisations, groups, schools and audiences. Through tailored tours, workshops and projects, often co-facilitated with an artist or specialist, we offer participants unique experiences; introducing and inspiring people of all ages to get creative. The programme unlocks the city, and develops cultural projects in communities, removing barriers and broadening access to visual art and expression, with partnership community commission projects the keystone to our work in communities.
Between 2019-2022, we are working in partnership with WHALE Arts, a community-led charity, social-enterprise and cultural anchor organisation, whose mission is to be the creative heart of a vibrant, thriving Wester Hailes, working together to create a programme of activities, leading to the development of a public artwork commission in 2022, benefitting the community, and having legacy for years to come.
Explore our Community Engagement Blog to find out more.