Congratulations to WHALE Arts whose Street Arts Project last night won Creative Edinburgh‘s Social Award at the 5th Annual Creative Edinburgh Awards.
Congratulations to our hardworking Street Arts team! We’re privileged to work with so many amazing artists and we’re grateful for the support we receive.
Street Arts takes art out onto the streets of Wester Hailes with fun, free, creative sessions for young people. Artists collaborate with young people through street-based arts activities including photography, model making, multimedia, printing, dance, parkour, film-making, music, drama, storytelling, beat boxing, poetry, sculpture, drawing and more. We are out on Thursday nights making art with young people aged 5-16 all year round… from warm summer evenings to dark rainy winter!
Street Arts aims to raise aspirations, widen horizons and teach new skills, as well as showing young people that they can create art in their own environment. The Street Arts team supports young people to make a safe and inspiring space to create and play together.
The award pictured below is carved out of rock hewn from Salisbury Crags.