Youth Arts Practitioner Award '21

Sharing playful textile skills with young people most affected by Covid-19.

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This Craft Maker Award enabled me to take a period of creative time after my move into my new studio to develop techniques that had previously been difficult to do at home. It enabled a period of time to fully re-explore and further develop my screen printing, eco-printing and natural dye processes and how I could combine these with hand stitch.

A selection of final pieces were exhibited at Deemouth Artist Studio Project Space alongside work by other Deemouth Artists who had received VACMA funds.

A number of additional samples were also created throughout the project:

With many thanks to Aberdeen City Council's Creative Learning Team, Creative Scotland and the Scottish Government who enabled this project happen through the Youth Arts Practitioner Awards programme.

The Youth Arts Small Grants Scheme is part of a Scottish Government Covid-19 Funding package to support the arts, administered by Creative Scotland. Youth Arts Practitioner Awards (YAPA) by Creative Learning Aberdeen awarded funding on behalf of Creative Scotland to support employment for local freelance creative practitioners and provide arts activities for children and young people, especially those most affected by Covid-19.