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Articulate exists to support arts access and participation by children, young people and adults who are least likely to engage in creative activity, or who face significant barriers to taking part, and yet have the greatest potential to benefit from doing so.  This specialist focus supports improvements in learning, achievement and attainment, connectivity, employability, empowerment and well-being.

We create bespoke projects, classes and courses for groups and individuals who wish to explore and expand their horizons through the arts and develop skills for life, learning and work along the way.

Our work in the visual and performing arts and the creative industries is designed to build confidence and self-esteem, help with team-work and problem-solving as well as explore the world, our communities and our relationships in safe and imaginative ways.

Articulate has at its core principles of equality, diversity and inclusion and works tirelessly to ensure the arts are accessible to all.

We are perhaps best-known for our creative co-working with care experienced young people and other marginalised groups and communities.  The next five years will see us focus in on the following key themes:

and work in partnership with Scottish schools.


Articulate co-creates learning experiences that amplify the social, educational and economic benefits of arts participation in line with Scotland’s Independent Care Review support of 'regular, positive childhood experiences’ #KeepThe Promise, as well as the National Cultural Strategy’s right of every Scot to engage with our inspiring arts scene and industry.

Download our most recent brochure and newsletter and catch up with our programmes and projects across Scotland.

Articulate’s work is supported by Arts in the City, Awards for All, Baillie Gifford Community Awards, Cashback for Creativity, The CivTech Alliance, the Clothworkers' Foundation, Comic Relief’s Shift the Power, Chance to Succeed, Commonweal Fund, Corra Foundation, Cranfield Trust, Creative Scotland, Glasgow City Council’s Area Budget, Communities and Winter Social Well-being Fund, Glasgow City Heritage Trust, Glasgow Life, Glasgow Health and Social Care Partnership, Glasgow Chamber of Commerce, East Ayrshire Council, East Renfrewshire Council, East Renfrewshire Health and Social Care Partnership,  East Renfrewshire Small Grants Trust, The Edward Gostling Foundation, Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, Flightpath Fund, Foundation Scotland, Gordon Fraser Charitable Trust, The Grocers’ Charity, Henry Duncan Grants, via the Corra Foundation, Hugh Fraser Foundation, Inverclyde Council, Just Enterprise, Life Changes Trust, Kiltwalk, Midlothian Council, Miss MES Paterson Charitable Trust, National Emergencies Trust, the National Lottery Community Fund, Neighbourhood Watch Scotland, North Ayrshire Council, Northwood Trust, People's Health Trust, People's Postcode Lottery, Pilotlight, Provident Social Impact Fund, The Radcliffe Trust, Renfrewshire Council, Santander, Scottish Government's - Analytical Exchange, Response Recovery & Resilience, Scotland Loves Local, Connecting Scotland, Social Innovation and Well-being Funds, Scottish Screen, SCVO, The Stafford Trust, Tampon Tax Community Fund, Tesco Bags of Help, The Robertson Trust, Young Start, Youth Music Initiative, the School for Social Entrepreneurs, UnLtd, The WM Mann Foundation and the Women's Fund for Scotland. 

The Articulate Cultural Trust (ACT) is a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (SCIO), charity number: SC047054.  

Trustees:  Matthew Chinn, Eona Craig, Gillian D'Analeze, Andrew Gordon, Dr David Haddow, Jules Haston, Lynn Maher, Lisa Paris and Melanie Shee.

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