Linstone has secured funds part financed by the Scottish Government and European Social Fund through the Social Economy Growth Fund. The project has been shaped by the SIMD (Scottish index of Multiple Deprivation) data, highlighting the need for more community cohesion in some of the area's most severely impacted by poverty and inequality in Scotland.
A pilot programme undertaken at Belmar Court in Linwood has proven to be highly successful and this model will be extended to develop Community Hubs in Renfrewshire areas Johnstone Castle, Sandyflats, and Kintyre. A large part of this programme will focus on young people.
Pitch plan for a music project targeting young people in Linwood/Johnstone. Focus on process rather than outcome; offering skills/information that are sustainable and can still be utilised after sessions stop being delivered, and a voice for themselves and their communities.
A MULTI-FACETED ARTS INITIATION FOR YOUNG PEOPLE IN LINWOOD AND JOHNSTONE, SCOTLAND
As I have created and facilitated songwriting workshops before, I wanted to challenge myself to do something more multimedia based, as I think this is not only more relevant to today's music climate, but will provide the young people it targets with more options and avenues in which to be creative.