Borders Young Creatives
This project is a new phase and approach to Borders Live Touring (BLT), introducing Borders Young Creatives (a Youth Promoters network) which we, Creative Communities, Live Borders will deliver over an 18 month period. It's aimed at young people who are not in full time education or employment.
BLT emerged from the collective needs identified by a number of independent, volunteer promoters working across village halls, community centres and theatres in the Scottish Borders and in many cases where no rural touring had taken place previously and where opportunities to experience arts and cultural events were limited. The creative industries sector is one of the fastest growing; however, there are limited opportunities in the Scottish Borders for young people to explore jobs and careers available in the arts – dance, theatre and music.
This project will open up new ideas and explore alternative spaces to programme and host rural touring events, a library, museum, park or even a sports centre.
Rural touring is about creating a positive change in the arts and cultural landscape for audiences, community groups and arts organisations and is designed to help improve access to high quality and enjoyable performances, reaching out to people who don’t engage and take part in the arts.
This project is part financed by the Scottish Government and European Community Scottish Borders LAG LEADER 2014-2020 Programme and the National Lottery through Creative Scotland.