Firefly Arts provides youth arts workshops, projects and training for children and young people aged 5 to 25 across West Lothian.
The team at Firefly Arts is committed to fun, accessible and quality arts experience for all, and specialises in projects that engage effectively with participants who are vulnerable, marginalised or disadvantaged.
Recognising that the creative industries play a key role in Scotland’s economy, Firefly run a range of training and skills development courses for young people, staff, local artists and volunteers – delivering over 900 workshops, performances, screenings and mentoring sessions over the course of a year.
The courses cover a range of skills and topics, including sound design, voice skills, health and safety, first aid, theatre lighting, physical theatre and autism awareness.
Firefly regularly collaborates with local schools and community organisations on issue-based arts projects. A smoking cessation film project in partnership with Community Health Improvement and Falla Hill Primary School was a particular success – winning a UK Community Education Award, ASH Scotland’s Youth Tobacco Action Award,
and a West Lothian Stellar award.
Firefly has also run arts projects to explore bullying, alcohol mis-use, Fair Trade practice, sectarianism, climate challenge and teamwork.
However, following a recent major funding cut, Firefly is having to withdraw workshops, additional needs support, training and exchange opportunities that require core subsidy and are not project funded.
In order to save its annual winter show, Firefly has launched a crowdfunding campaign to cover the costs of costume, staging and marketing.
For more info, contact:
Firefly Arts Ltd
Howden Park Centre