East End Community Arts - FAQs

Do you run art classes for children and adults?

Do you run drama classes?

Who organises the East End Festival?

How much do you charge for workshops?

Can you help with an arts input for events and fundays?

Do you work outwith the East End of Glasgow?

Can you supply other organisations with arts materials?

How can I get involved?



Do you run art classes for children and adults?


The majority of our Arts Outreach Programme involves children and young people but from time to time we run art classes for adults and often we can provide taster workshops and projects tailored to meet the needs of a particular group.

The visual arts have always played a big part in the project and we are able to offer workshops in video and photography, pottery and ceramics, drawing and painting as well as traditional arts and crafts. Each year we programme an extensive range of community based arts workshops focused towards making costumes and monster puppets for the East End Festival.


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Do you run drama classes?


Drama Projects have become a speciality of ours and are now an essential element of our outreach service provision. Each year, we respond to numerous requests from local schools and community organisations for support in developing theatre productions and educational drama projects.

Most recently we have initiated the Parkhead Children's Theatre this exciting project is targeted at 3-12 year olds. Activities on offer include acting, role-play and improvisation, storytelling and character workshops and an annual full-scale production. Over 60 children are already attending the weekly Friday workshops and we hope to extend this service to other areas of the East End in 2005.


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Who organises the East End Festival?


We are the principal organisers of the East End Community Festival; now the biggest community based event in the west of Scotland. The seventh annual Festival was held in Tollcross Park on the 18th of July 2004 and attracted well over 5000 people. The Festival is developed in collaboration with local community groups and organisations and it helps break down traditional territorial barriers by providing a big day out for East enders of all generations to celebrate their community and enjoy being together.

Most importantly the Festival provides a free programme of music, street theatre, and arts workshops and thereby promotes cultural inclusion and access to the arts for one of the poorest communities in Scotland.


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How much do you charge for workshops?


Wherever possible we aim to provide a free service for all eastenders but it always helps if groups are able to fund or make a contribution towards our work and often we can assist with securing this funding.


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Can you help with an arts input for events and fundays?


We are always happy to provide advice, information and assistance to community groups and we regularly help out with an arts input at local fun events and gala days.


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Do you work outwith the East End of Glasgow?


East End Community Arts was established to benefit local residents and currently we operate exclusively in the East End of Glasgow.


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Can you supply other organisations with arts materials?


In the past we have been able to donate art materials to local groups but with increasing costs we can no longer do this. We are able to lend some pieces of equipment such as badge making machines, drums and costumes.


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How can I get involved?


There are a number off different ways for you to get involved with East End Community Arts. First and foremost we want you to get involved in our workshops and projects. You can also join our mailing list and receive a free copy of our quarterly newsletter and this is probably the best way of keeping up to date.

A range of volunteering activities exists throughout the year we are able to provide opportunities for work experience and student placements.


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