CashBack Creates Campaign

CashBack Creates is our summer campaign to raise awareness of Cashback and how creative young Scots are and we want you to get involved! 

Across Scotland, 45 projects have received CashBack for Creativity funding which has enabled young Scots to get creative in a whole multitude of ways. From creating fairy doors to digital installations to theatre performances, young people are really showing us what they're made of! 

To celebrate all of this fantastic work and raise awareness, the different youth groups that have received funding are hiding objects made my young people out in their local communities for you to find. And we want you to discover them and share a snap on social media! 

Take a look at the projects involved in this campaign below (organised by local authority area). If you discover something, be sure to take to social media and tag #CashBackCreates so we can see and share your find! 

Project Name Project Location Description
Doricula (Modo Circus with a Purpose) Peterhead, Aberdeenshire What's Doricula we hear you ask? It's Dracula with a Scottish twist, of course! This project will be see young people create a brand new show all about the history of Aberdeenshire. And they want to share their creation with the community. Look out for invitations to their end of season show!
Showcase the Street Arbroath Funding will enable this organisation to run two projects for young people struggling with school; a dance workshop and a virtual reality course. Keep a look out for photographs in the local community documenting how this project is progressing!
Campbeltown Film Institute Rocks Campbeltown, Argyll & Bute Young people will be creating decorative rocks and leaving them in the community for people to discover. Will you be one of the lucky people to discover a rock? Added bonus, discoverers who tweet their find will be entered into a competition to win cinema tickets & popcorn (competition closes 30th June - rocks can be found anytime!)!
Centrestage Connect Ayrshire Express yourself! Keep an eye out for stencilled art in the streets of Ayrshire this summer! Young people will be creating art work about identity, wellbeing, relationships and place using transient stencilled visual art to express themselves.
Sound Cycle, Youth Borders Harestanes Country Visitors Centre, Jedburgh, Borders If you're visiting Harestanes, you might just discover some musical presents created by young people in and around the park! If you're lucky, inside you'll find an invite to an album launch later in the year. Will you find the golden ticket?
TD1 Youth Hub Galashiels Interchange, Galashiels, Borders Passing through Galashiels Interchange? Keep an eye out for a colourful guitar sculpture, it will be playing music created by young people so you won't be able to miss it!
Muirhouse Youth Development Craigroyston Community High School and North Edinburgh Arts CashBack funding is enabling this group to create a performance about bullying, they'd like to invite members of the local community to join their end of season performance. Keep an eye out for the posters around the local community!
Use Your Imagination, OCYI Drumyat Centre Menstrie, Clackmannanshire Visit the Drumyat Centre in Menstrie? You might just spot a life size graphic pop up - made by young people you'll see it covered in quotes and photographs.
D&G Innovation Project Across Dumfries & Galloway Keep an eye out for handmade bracelets, created by autistic young people. Each bracelet spells a positive word to give you the feel good factor! And they will all include a handmade bead with the logo of the project. Spot one? Make sure you take a snap of you wearing the bracelet!
Wellbeing Matters, Feeling Strong Dundee In one shop in Dundee city centre you will spot new artwork that celebrates the heritage of Dundee. Keep an eye on the Feeling Strong social media channels for hints as to its whereabouts!
Digital Tech & Future of Work, Whale Arts Wester Hailes, Edinburgh Spot a newspaper in the local community at Wester Hailes, it might not be as you seem. Young people are creating a mock up edition of the local paper, sharing information about their project and the young peole involved.
The Big Project Edinburgh Thanks to CashBack funding this project will see young people perform as part of the Luminate Festival. Keep an eye out for copies of their programme to find out how you can see their work!
Summer Sounds, Edinburgh City Youth Café Edinburgh Keep an eye out online for this #CashBackCreates campaign as the team at Edinburgh City Youth Café go digital with a whole range of content!
Sprayed the Word, Gallatown Bike Hub Gallatown, Fife Seen some brightly coloured bikes in the local area? It's likely to be the team at Gallatown Bikes who are teaching young people graffiti and techniques to respray bikes to create moving pieces of art (and protect bikes from a rash of bike thefts). If you're attending a community event this summer, take your bike along to get it jazzed up!
Journeys into the Magical Landspace, Centre for Stewardship Falkland, Fife Always wondered where fairies live? Wonder no more! Young people in Falkland are creating a range of fairy doors to be left in the local woods, this project helps to teach young people a range of artisitc skills like woodwork and painting. If you're not venturing into the woods, you might also spot a door in the town of Falkland - if you do make sure you send us a snap!
Just Creative Arts, Hope Amplified Glasgow CashBack funding is providing young men with Sickle Cell Amaemia access to a range of creative workshops from music to photography to art. To celebrate they'll be creating an artistic masterpiece for #CashBackCreates, which will involve a guitar and keyboard.
Village Storytelling Centre Greater Pollock, Glasgow Love a good story? Young people who are taking part in this project will be putting their creative writing skills to good use, wriitng a range of short stories that will be left in the local community for people to find!
(PEEK) Musicality Crownpoint Sports Centre, Glasgow Peek Musicality are creaitng a performance of INTO the Hood, which will be taking place on 3rd August. Spot their banner advertising the performance and join the community for a celebration focusing on the brilliant work of these young people!
Motivate and create, Indepen-dance Eastbank Academy and Newhills School, Glasgow Indepen-dance create inclusive, fun and engaging workshops for young people no matter what their ability. What's a dance without props? So for #CashBackCreates young people will be writing words they associate with the project on scarves and ribbons and they will be hung in the local community.
Creative Games, Fuse Online Easterhouse, Glasgow It's perhaps no surprise that a group called Creative Games, will be getting creative! Thanks to CashBack funding young people will be taking part in a series of challenges throughout the summer, earning points as they go. Keep an eye out for installations in and around the local community, you might just spot something you weren't expecting!
A State of Electric The Library at the Bridge, Easterhouse, Glasgow This summer a geodesic dome will be popping up in the local library, a space for young people to try out games and sign up to workshops that are funded by CashBack. Workshops will invite young people to create a game in a day and teach them the basics of game design. Pop into the library to find out more and have a go yourself!
LAC Young Company, Lyth Arts Centre Wick Market Square, Highland Make sure you have your wits about you in Wick this summer! Young people who are creating a pop performance will be adding a Scare Hair installation in the village to raise awareness of their work. And there might even be a surprise flashmob at some point - keep your wigs about you!
Youth Connections Inverclyde Murals are a great way to tell a story and be expressive. That's why young people in Inverclyde will be getting creative and making murals, using a range of materials, to reflect the positive aspects of community life. Keep your eyes peeled from mid-July for this one!
Listen Lanakrshire Community Café, Shotts Healthy Living Centre, Lanarkshire Visiting the community café? You might spot something new to promote the work of this youth organisation! Thanks to CashBack funding, this group will be learning how to takeover the air waves. To raise awareness of their work a microphone will be taking over a table, imagine what it's like to rock the airwaves and take a snap!
Summer Arts Award, Capall Dorcha Saltcoats, North Ayrshire CashBack funding is enabling two week long dance workshops to happen over the summer. To encourage local young people to get involved you might see some props popping up around the local community!
Community Project, Voluntary Action Orkney Happy Valley, Isle of Orkney If you're wandering through Happy Valley (who wouldn't want to do that!) you might see something a bit unusal adorning the trees. That's because young people are creating ceramic hanging plaques filled with images that represent their local community. So next time you're in the area, go for a wander and take a snap.
Paisley Art Centre, YMCA Paisley Paisley Town Centre, Renfrewshire This one is for the hunters out there! Hidden in the local community is a geocache waiting to be found, just head to N 55 50.630 / W 4 25.42. Inside you'll find a piece of paper to write your details on so you can be entered into a competition! The project that aims to unlock the creative talents of local young Scots using digital skills. Will you be the first to find the geocache?
The Label Project, Remode Youth The Tannahill Centre, Renfrewshire What's your label? That's what young people are asking people who visit the Tannanhill Centre this summer. If you're visiting you'll likely see a washing line pop up with some unusual clothes inviting passers by to consider their sense of identity. If you're in the area, make sure you take a photo and answer the question!
Future Community, Atlas Arts Growers Hub, Isle of Skye Visiting the Growers Hub on Skye this summer? Keep an eye out for a pop-up screen which will be showcasing a short film about the workshops young people in the area have been able to attend thanks to CashBack funding.
South Ayrshire Film Project County Buildings, Ayr, South Ayrshire CashBack funding is enabling young people to write, design and create two short films. To help raise awareness of their work, a giant clapperboard will be installed at Ayr Council's HQ, inviting the local community to a premiere of their hard work. There might even be a showing of a Carpool Karaoke!
Parkour Bridges Cambuslang Main Street Wanted to try parkour but just aren't sure how? Thanks to the skills of young people taking part in this project, short videos will be created to teach people basic parkour moves. Keep an eye out for QR codes in the local community taking you to the videos! Make sure you share your parkour attempts with us using #CashBackCreates.
Any Possible Universe Filmmaking Workshops East Kilbride Spot a sticker in a random place? Make sure you read closer! You might just find a link to a video made my local young people. CashBack funding has enabled an eleven week programme for local young people to take place and the project will culminate in an end of project screening.
The City Music Project Tolbooth Arts & Music Centre, Stirling CashBack funding is giving young people a chance to learn how to write music and songs. To celebrate, a listening pod will be popping up at the Tolbooth Arts & Music Centre over the summer so you can have a listen to their hard work. Next time you're passing by the centre, stop by and pop the headphones on to hear young people's creations!
Spark of Genius Clydebank Shopping Centre, West Dunbarstonshire This project is truly showing their artistic flair! A tank made of recycled materials will be given a new home at Clydebank Shopping Centre this summer. Stop and take a look at the positive messages young people have adorned the tank with.
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