Kinship care families in Moray and Ayrshire are exploring music, visual art, drama and other creative activities together as part of an artist-led programme designed to help strengthen their relationships and improve wellbeing.
Creative Kin is a two-year pilot project delivered in partnership between Children 1st and Starcatchers, Scotland’s National Arts and Early Years Organisation, and funded by the Scottish Government’s Children, Young People and Families Early Intervention Project Fund. It complements the other Kinship Care services we provide in Moray and Ayrshire.
Lead artists Naomi O'Kelly and Heather Fulton facilitate the weekly sessions. They take a creative and flexible approach, responding to participants’ needs and interests.
Engaging in the creative activities provides opportunities for the children and their carers to connect and empowers them to understand and use the arts more regularly - not just during the facilitated sessions but also at home.
Starcatchers is Scotland’s National Arts and Early Years Organisation, providing exceptional arts experiences to support improved outcomes for our youngest children. Starcatchers’ work is delivered over three core pillars: producing and touring; professional development and community engagement.
Find out more at: http://www.starcatchers.org.uk