Where We Are is a new creative initiative by Starcatchers, Imaginate and Lyra, encompassing a travelling ensemble, creative play, and participatory performance making, all co-designed with children and young people across Edinburgh, Glasgow and Fife.

Starcatchers’ Where We Are project takes place in four locations across Fife, enjoying creative play in the great outdoors. With participants from birth to 2 years old and their parents, sessions are delivered by early years artists and musicians and explore many art forms and exciting materials for wee ones to delve into!

Where We Are responds to the needs and interests of participants, meaning a truly baby-led experience for all. From messy mud and dino play, to outdoor rhythms and messy music, each sessions is full of exciting new resources and materials for wee ones to discover.

Where We Are, Starcatchers – project partners

Starcatchers’  strand of this project will be focused in  Fife and run in partnership with Fife Gingerbread, a voluntary sector organisation that provides information, advice and support to lone parents and families in need all over Fife.  Starcatchers’ residencies will build on the success of Starcatchers’ previous community engagement activity in the region – Expecting Something – which provided a creative play space for young parents under 25, with babies under 2 years old, in and around Lochgelly.

Project supporter

The Where We Are programme is supported by the Creative Scotland Youth Arts Targeted Fund, Where We Are recruited up to 17 artists, practitioners, and production staff to engage over the coming year with refugee families, young mothers and babies and groups of children through a programme of inspirational artistic activity.

In partnership with groups focused on tackling inequality, including Refuweegee, Multicultural Family Base and Fife Gingerbread, the organisations’ three distinct project strands will be informed by the wellbeing and needs of the children and young people involved.

The project partners will deliver a comprehensive training and development programme for the artistic team including anti-racism and trauma-informed practice and child protection training, with opportunities to share artistic practices and project learning. We aim to create a supportive and shared experience across the whole project.

Where We Are is all about connecting with children and young people through performance making, creative arts and play as we begin to look towards life beyond the pandemic.

Project supporters