Findhorn Bay Arts’ Cashback for Creativity and We Make Moray funded project In the Mix was a bespoke, professionally-led three year project of creative activity for young people aged 10-25 years old living in Moray.
Working with partner organisations including The Moray Council, Aberlour Youth Point, Quarriers, Who Cares? Scotland and Ray’s Opportunities, In The Mix focused on young people who were at risk of experiencing isolation, being out of work or school, offending or living in rural pockets of deprivation.
Over the course of the three year project, almost 300 young people were supported through a series of workshops, one-to-ones, creative visits and creative holiday programmes led by professional, qualified creative practitioners.
“The activities that the In The Mix project offer and provide are affording young people to explore their creative minds and develop a hobby or interest in something that they felt wasn’t available to them. This in turn helps nurture their wellbeing as they are engaging in something they enjoy, brings more positive thoughts, makes them smile, offers a time where they can forget their worries and immerse themselves in fun activities with their peers.”Anne Grant, Assistant Service Manager, Aberlour Youth Point