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Arts development

Arts development

The Arts Development Section develops a variety of activities and projects to make the arts more accessible to the local community.

We do this through providing everything from courses, projects, workshops and master classes as well as one-off activities and events, such as theme days, summer schools, concerts and festivals including the 'Young at Heart Festival' every March and the annual 'Summer Arts are ACE' programme.

Our wide ranging programme of arts courses and classes is designed to accommodate all needs, ages and abilities and runs in four terms commencing in January, April, August and October each year. The Arts Development Team regularly work with national arts companies to provide outreach programmes to support the events and performances within the venues. Further information is available in our arts development brochure and East Kilbride Arts Centre courses and classes brochure, and in the ACE children's activities programmes.

For a look at some of last year's Arts Development Projects why not watch our latest video.

For more information contact:

Arts Development Office
Tel: 01698 452 299
Email: artsdevelopment@southlanarkshireleisure.co.uk

We work with local organisations and groups on community-based projects providing advice and support for groups with things such as training, constituting a voluntary arts group, how to access funding and how to develop projects.

The Arts Development team has a great success rate in attracting external funding and is currently working with (or has recently worked with) Heritage Lottery Fund, Creative Scotland, The Youth Music Initiative, and The Princes Foundation for Children and the Arts.


  • Courses and classes

    Courses and classes

    We offer a vast range of courses for children, young people and adults from Ceramics to Musical Instruments tuition.

  • Festivals

    Festivals

    South Lanarkshire Leisure and Culture festivals, including CATCH, Summer Arts are ACE, Give it a Go, and Young at Heart.