Caithness Young Creatives

 

We’re delighted that our Caithness Young Creatives programme will continue in 2024 – keep an eye out on our socials for upcoming opportunities throughout the year!

There will also be an opportunity later this year for the young folks of Caithness to get involved with our steering group to help choose what we programme – more details will be released on this soon

For now, you can follow the link below to see what’s currently on offer…

 

 

Current opportunities for young people:

 

UPDATE: 1 APRIL 2023 – MUSIC WORKSHOP RECORDINGS!

The CYC are delighted to share 5 very special recordings that were made during our Music Production Workshop with Dave Martin and Ross Carbarns!

The tracks were written over several online sessions and then recorded in 2 days at Lyth Arts Centre!

Please listen below via the SoundCloud players…

 

 

Big thanks to Dave & Ross – we hope you enjoy our songs!

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UPDATE: 20 OCT 2022 | CYC TO CONTINUE FOR THE NEXT 3 YEARS!

Lyth Arts Centre is pleased to announce that we’ve successfully secured funding to continue our Caithness Young Creatives programme for the next 3 years! This 3-year programme will be funded by the Young Start award from The National Lottery Community Fund. 

Lyth Arts Centre and the CYC steering group are really excited to put together an exciting and diverse programme of creative workshops and events. 

If you are an artist or creative practitioner and are interested in working with the CYC please get in touch by emailing helen@lytharts.org.uk

Current opportunities for young people:

 

Recent projects

CYC recently worked on a Video and Sound project with Graeme Roger and Dave Martin. You can watch the videos created during these workshops below…

 

 

 

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UPDATE: 25 MARCH 2022

That’s our set of Spring workshops wrapped up! Thanks to everyone that took part and learnt a new skill in the process. It’s so encouraging to see so many young people interested in the arts and we’re so glad that we can give them the opportunity to test their skills and broaden their horizons!

Have a scroll through the album below to see some images from the various different workshops that we ran this Spring!

 

CYC images for website

Big thanks to all the artists that gave their time to come along to LAC and run the workshops.

If you, or anyone you know aged between 13-19 would be interested in joining the CYC, read on below for more information.

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Caithness Young Creatives is a club for young people, led by young people. CYC provide a regular programme of workshops led by artists and creative practitioners giving young people a chance to have a go or develop skills in a variety of creative subjects.

The Caithness Young Creatives worked with Rosanna Irvine as part of the Manifestos in Times of Crisis participatory art project. This is the Manifesto that they came up with for the Caithness Young Creatives.

  • To create an inclusive and safe space without pressure for everyone and anyone, somewhere everyone can come together and not be judged. Art for the sake of art.
  • We want to create a space in which social issues like racism, gay rights and climate change can be openly discussed to educate ourselves and others through creativity. 
  • Art can be used to familiarise people towards issues and to generate social change.
  • There should be more opportunity in school for all ages when it comes to theatre and art.
  • We believe art should be valued in itself as well as a viable career option and a means to change.
  • Art allows us to extend the expression of what is and isn’t usual – and so can change people’s perceptions.
  • We need somewhere to be able to showcase the art we make, somewhere people can be proud of what they’ve done and find encouragement through feedback and support from others.
  • We love art because it is a source of enjoyment!

 

Caithness Young Creatives archive

Below is a list of previous projects, for more information on each one, just click on the title.

 

  • Group 2 Created with Sketch. Mic - Camera - Action! | Filming workshop with Regina Mosch

    A filmmaking workshop for young creators held at Lyth Arts Centre.

    In this workshop, Regina helped the CYC to hone their skills on fiction film directing, sound recording and editing footage. They explored a script and learned how to work with actors. They also learned why sound recording is so important and how the editing connects it all.

    Click the link below to watch the film they made…

    Just Out Of Reach | FILM

     

  • Group 2 Created with Sketch. Online Workshops
    CYC actively participate in online workshops and talks with various artists which have included the following:
    • Writing for stage with George Gunn
    • Artists talk by Joanne B Kaar
    • Creative writing with Leyla Josephine
  • Group 2 Created with Sketch. Summer school filmmaking workshops with Regina Mosch
    CYC held some filmmaking workshops this Summer, they included:
    • Online sessions with Regina Mosch – an introduction to filmmaking
    • Workshops at Lyth Arts Centre – introduction to filmmaking and editing
    See some of the films that were created during these workshops below…
  • Group 2 Created with Sketch. Fun Palaces
    Caithness Young Creatives steering group led an activity as part of the Fun Palaces event this year.
    The group decided to host an event at Thurso Harbour where young people were invited to join them in creating temporary chalk drawings around the themes of inclusion, diversity and equity.
  • Group 2 Created with Sketch. Northern Lights Festival

    The CYC also worked on some films that were included as part of the projections at the Northern Lights Festival. The four films and animations were shown in the Salt Cellars at Wick Harbour.

    See one of the projections below…

 

For more information on the project, please email helen@lytharts.org.uk