Starcatchers launches 15th Birthday, 15 Actions Campaign to Celebrate Milestone

12 May 2021

The milestone birthday sees Starcatchers celebrate 15 years as an organisation dedicated to ensuring Scotland’s youngest have access to high-quality artistic and creative experiences.

The 15 Actions throughout the year are a pledge from Starcatchers to audiences, participants, partners and stakeholders, highlighting their role as advocate for the youngest children and making clear statements about their child rights-based approach to their work locally, nationally and internationally. 

Released throughout the year each Action is a statement of intent from Scotland’s Arts and Early Years organisation, spanning the activity across all strands of activity, from Community Engagement work and touring productions to their programmes of Professional Development.  

“As Starcatchers reaches its 15th Birthday, our vision is unwavering; that every child from birth has the right to ongoing artistic encounters. Our 15 Actions across the year will tell a story to our audience, one that allows us to be transparent and loud about our intentions as advocate for Scotland’s youngest children as we strive to amplify their voices through everything we do.”

Rhona Matheson Starcatchers' Chief Executive

In 2021, the Year of Childhood and the year of Incorporation of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) into domestic law, the 15 Actions campaign champions Children’s Rights in Scotland and keeps Starcatchers’ vision at the heart of their work. 

Where can I see the Actions and find out more?

The 15 Actions will be released gradually this year across Starcatchers’ social media channels, with all 15 culminating in Starcatchers’ 15th Birthday date in October. 

Can we look forward to more birthday celebrations this year?

The birthday celebrations don’t end there! There will be a birthday playlist packed full of the teams’ favourite tunes, as well as requests from friends, followers, participants and partners. There will be surprises shared across digital channels @starcatchersuk, and of course, all the latest news on exciting projects and new upcoming live and in-person theatrical experiences that enhance Scotland as the best place to grow up.  

Stay tuned across digital channels @starcatchersuk and subscribe to our e-newsletter for more birthday news and Actions!