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CashBack to the Future: Free arts workshops for 12-19 year olds (Impact Arts)

The Factory
Naomi Tattum

These free workshops are open to any young people aged 12-19 who are looking to try something creative. Currently delivered digitally, every young person will receive an Art Pack full of materials delivered to their door. The Art Pack will mean they can join in with activities in any or all of the workshops. Every week there are Creative Writing, Digital Arts and Visual Arts workshops. Young people can join in as many as they like. Open to any young person whether they have lots of or no experience in the activity. Impact Arts run safe, supportive and fun sessions where we encourage everyone to give it a go.

Participants work with Impact Arts’ creative team as part of fun, inclusive workshops over a period of weeks. As well as learning new artistic skills, participants gain confidence, meet new people and gain an outlet to express themselves.

Every session is led by a local professional artist, to provide engaging creative activities and an experienced youth worker who supports the young people in the group as individuals.

Service Type

Education and training

Client Group

Care experienced, Disability, Homeless / at risk of homelessness, Substance misuse, LGBT+, BME Groups, Criminal Convictions, Lone Parents, Health Conditions, and Long term unemployed

Target Area

All Edinburgh

Age group served


Pipeline Stage

Stage 1 / Engagement and Stage 2 / Barrier Removal

Outreach offered


Those taking part must be aged 12-19 and either:

  • Living in an area of deprivation
  • Not in education or training
  • At risk of disengaging from school
  • At risk of engaging in anti-social behaviour.
  • Although those facing other barriers are also eligible.

Sessions are available after school Wednesdays and Thursdays or during the day on Saturdays.

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