National Artistic Programme 2021/22

January 2021 – March 2022


A diverse year-long programme in collaboration with organisations from across the world, supporting young artists and ensuring their voices are heard.  


Evolving from a programme intent on digital innovation, participation and with a focus on wellbeing, this year’s projects further dissected inquiry and response within artistic practice. Through new collaborative partnerships, intersectional learning, sector training opportunities and the development of both digital and physical artmaking, many urgent recommendations from the perspectives of young people were made; questioning the functioning and future of cultural, political and environmental landscapes.   


A Scottish and international creative inquiry into the public concern of inequality, to support the recovery and renewal of youth arts provision as it emerged from the confines of the pandemic. The foundations of RESURGENCE were rooted in anti-racism and activism, emotional health and wellbeing, equity and social justice. In collaboration with Intercultural Youth Scotland, ITAC, Pure Potential Scotland, The Indra Congress and Youth Theatre Arts Scotland.  



Groups of young people from three continents engaging with climate change issues that impact them at a local level, coming together to consider the wider global climate challenge. One of 17 global projects commissioned by the British Council exploring climate change and environmental crises through art, science and digital technology. In collaboration with Al-Harah Theater, ARROWSA, Explorathon, Gorse Hill Studios, South Roots International and Study Hall Educational Foundation.  




The programme has been made possible thanks to financial support from Creative Scotland’s Youth Arts Targeted Fund, British Council, National Lottery Community Fund, CMS Charitable Trust and Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.


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