FIREFLY ARTS

Firefly offer theatre skills, film and drama activity for children and young people aged 5 to 25 years across West Lothian. We aim to deliver quality and equitable arts activity to build confidence, aspiration, social and creative skills. We’re always pleased to meet new people and develop new partnerships to generate greater arts opportunity for all.

SKILLING UP WEST LOTHIAN

The creative industries play a key role in Scotland’s economy, and Firefly run training and skills development each month for young people, staff, artists and volunteers. Topics include sound and lighting design, voice skills, health & safety, emergency First Aid, physical theatre, dance/movement and creative writing; along with awareness training for a range of additional support, personal development and mental health needs.

POSITIVE PARTNERSHIPS

Local youth, family and community organisations play a vital role in helping Firefly engage with children and Local youth, family and community organisations play a vital role in helping Firefly engage with children, young people and communities across West Lothian. Regular partners include West Lothian Council’s Arts Team, Regeneration, Youth and Education services, West Lothian Leisure, Knightsridge Adventure Project; Fauldhouse Community Development Association; West Lothian Young Carers; West Lothian Autism Network; Boghall Drop-In Project, West Lothian DASAT; Reconnect Regal Bathgate, Generation Arts, West Lothian Drug and Alcohol Services, Artlink Leylines, West Lothian College, Almondvale Country Park, Edinburgh Printmakers.

ARTS IN EDUCATION

Firefly run a wide range of school and community projects, providing fun and focussed arts activity to build confidence and group skills, explore themes and topics, share learning and achievement with others. All projects can be tailored to suit specific needs and topics, and are led by experienced drama and youth arts practitioners, with current disclosure and public liability insurance. We can also deliver teacher and youth worker CPD, tailored to specific requirements.

Firefly Arts Ltd is a charitable company limited by guarantee and registered with the office of the Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR). Firefly is governed by a Board of Directors with a broad range of skills and experience, and include past participants, parents, arts and business professionals. Firefly’s Board of Directors meet 6 times a year and we welcome new members. If you feel you have skills/experience to contribute and are interested in joining Firefly’s Board please contact:

Joanna van den Berg. Firefly Director on 01506 333005 or email director@firefly-arts.co.uk