ARTICULATE CULTURAL TRUST
From 20 March 2020:
'Articulate works with often socially isolated care experienced young people in Scotland. With those we work particularly closely we are in regular contact to challenge loneliness, support connectivity and promote physical and mental well-being.
Our other work in and around engagement with the arts, participation in culture and exploring our individual and collective creativity has moved online with:
a) live streamed workshops across the arts and craft forms,
b) posts on our social media to keep our minds and bodies active and positive, especially highlighting all the virtual and digital sources of creative stimulus appearing free all around the world, and
c) designing and delivering kits, materials and digital resources to residential units, children’s homes and foster homes where those supports are required.
Our teaching artist community is developing inclusive and imaginative tools and techniques that will keep us occupied, learning and positive online.
We have always believed that culture connects us and at this time of uncertainty this is more important than ever.
Stay safe and distant, stay in touch and stay well.'
Eona Craig, Chief Executive, Articulate Cultural Trust
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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 achievement and attainment, 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.
Articulate is supported by Awards for All, Cashback for Creativity, the Clothworkers' Foundation, Comic Relief, Chance to Succeed, Commonweal Fund, Cranfield Trust, Creative Scotland, Glasgow City Council, Glasgow Life, Glasgow Health and Social Care Partnership, Glasgow Chamber of Commerce, East Renfrewshire Council, East Renfrewshire Health and Social Care Partnership, East Renfrewshire Small Grants Trust, Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, Flightpath Fund, Foundation Scotland, Gordon Fraser Charitable Trust, Hugh Fraser Foundation, the Edward Gostling Foundation, Inverclyde Council, Just Enterprise, Life Changes Trust, Kiltwalk, Midlothian Council, National Emergencies Trust, the National Lottery Community Fund, North Ayrshire Council, Northwood Trust, People's Health Trust, People's Postcode Lottery, Pilotlight, Renfrewshire Council, Santander, Scottish Government's Analytical Exchange, Well-being Fund and Social Innovation Fund, Scottish Screen, 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, 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, Jules Haston, Lynn Maher, Melanie Shee.