Tha Seo Math Dhuibh

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By 20 September, 2018 No Comments

We hope you’ve all had a great summer!  We have some exciting news to share with you about the future of Tha Seo Math Dhuibh – Good for You.

In our first year, we ran a total of 170 participatory arts-based workshops, events and screenings throughout Skye and Lochalsh.  The main aim of the work was to give people access to arts activities, particularly those who had limited or no access to the arts previously.

2,150 people took part in the activities.

At the end of project gathering, in June, we spoke to people between the ages of 15-94 and gathered feedback.  We found that:-

  • 88% of participants tried arts activities that were new to them

  • 85% of participants are more likely to come to the Aros Centre than they were before the project began

  • 69% of participants feel more confident going to events and concerts in the community

  • 92% said they have had the chance to meet new people

  • 73% would like to try new activities in the future

    We are delighted that people have benefitted so greatly from the work.  We would like to keep building on this, giving more people an opportunity to take part in arts activities.

    Cailean Braes

We have received grant funding from the Robertson Trust, Garfield Weston Foundation, Creative Scotland, Bòrd na Gàidhlig and Awards for All to continue the work of Tha Seo Math Dhuibh – Good for You for another year.  The community arts work will now be run by Cleas, the charity based at Aros.

We will still run events at Aros, however, please note that the blog for the project will move to Cleas.

We are currently planning lots of activities run by artists.  Our Afternoon Tea Ceilidhs, sing-alongs and relaxed film screenings will keep going and we will be offering a wide variety of workshops and events.  Keep an eye out on the Tha Seo Math Dhuibh page on the Cleas website for more information.