Findhorn Bay Arts has appointed Steve Gasgarth as Project Coordinator for Moray’s Cashback for Creativity programme, In the Mix. Funding for the project was secured by the Forres based organisation to deliver a three year professionally led programme of arts and creativity for young people in Moray.
Administered by Creative Scotland, CashBack for Creativity is funded by the Scottish Government through the CashBack for Communities programme which redistributes the proceeds of crime to benefit young people across Scotland.
The current phase of the programme runs until March 2020 and Findhorn Bay Arts’ In the Mix project is aimed at young people aged 10-25 years old living in Moray who are at risk from one or more of the following; experiencing isolation, out of work or school, offending, living in rural pockets of deprivation.
Steve Gasgarth will lead professional, qualified creative practitioners, to support young people through a series of workshops, one-to-ones, creative visits and a Creative Holiday Programme.
Commenting on the project Steve said “Receiving funding from the CashBack for Creativity programme is great news for Moray’s young people. The project presents an opportunity to work closely with partners in delivering for young people who will greatly benefit from in depth and longer term engagement. As a result, young people will gain invaluable cultural, life and transferable skills. This combined will bring them closer to employment, volunteering and/or training opportunities”.
To find out more about the project or to get involved please contact Project Coordinator Steve Gasgarth on email@example.com or call 01309 673137.