Creative Pathways Environmental Design

Project name: Creative Pathways: Environmental Design

Lead organisation: Impact Arts

Project partners: Thenue Housing Association, Irvine Bay Regeneration Company & Barrhead Housing Association

Project summary:   

Creative Pathways Environmental Design will introduce young unemployed people with little or no experience of environmental issues to nature, environmental awareness and green skills through practical, creative and fun projects. As well as building confidence and developing employability skills, the project will provide a lasting legacy for the local community by creating new urban or green spaces, which will be creatively designed, have environmental issues at their core and educate through innovative interpretive material.

The project will provide practical work experience and accredited training for young people in design, environmental interventions, landscape gardening, and sculpture. The work will take place on publicly accessible sites identified by partners including Housing Associations in communities in the bottom 15% of SIMD.

The wider community will benefit from being better able to engage with nature on their doorsteps and a project which provides a catalyst for neighbourhood and community development.

Project Outcomes:

  • Young people aged 16-19 years will have increased employability skills through engagement with the environment
  • Young people will learn about their environment and put newly learnt skills to positive effect by creatively enhancing and protecting it
  • Disadvantaged young people will have increased opportunities to take on a leadership role and have their voices heard
  • Communities will benefit from the regeneration of under and unused sites, increasing pride and ownership of their neighbourhoods.

Primary counties working in: Glasgow, North Ayrshire, Edinburgh, East Renfrewshire, Renfrewshire

Website: Impact Arts

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