Lead artist Skint Richie and submissions coordinator Hayden Westfield Bell discuss the launch of this year's Freedom Versions incarnation. With music from Wounded Knee.
Creative Stirling is a Community Interest Company based in the Old Town Jail in the City’s historic quarter.
We are a not-for-profit, volunteer organisation keen on developing a creative hub, with space and facilities to support the creative and cultural industries, as well as the broader community. We host music and other cultural events in our outdoor yard space and in other spaces around the city.
We project manage external arts projects and are developing a portfolio of partnerships with national and Stirling based businesses and agencies to support this. We are committed to making opportunities for the creative young talent pool of Stirling to thrive, settle and have a positive impact on the identity of the City and its local economy.
Our amazing support network of volunteers have skills, knowledge and talent that makes up the force that drives our organisation, all of whom are passionate about making Stirling realise its full potential as one of Scotland’s thriving and beautiful small Cities.
Joe Hall & Alasdair Gammack
Directors, Creative Stirling CIC
Creative Stirling’s vision is to create a new, self-sustaining model of creative hub that will work with other agencies towards the reinvention of the cultural identity of the city and that enhances the wellbeing of people within the local community by providing opportunities to participate in their own terms.
Through a diverse creative programme to generate new networks and opportunities, we will work with the people of Stirling towards our vision, supporting and involving all to achieve their individual potential and share learning from the process of this, with them, our partners and other creative and cultural social enterprises.
To collaborate meaningfully with other creative and relevant local organisations to develop an asset based community development strategy that will form the basis for a sustainable business plan to effectively deliver our mission and vision and those of our partners.
To work with our partners and participants to devise a model of sustainable creative hub with high social value within the community that develops and retains creative talent, through a quality programme of activity, impacting on the local economy in addition to positively affecting the experience of living in the city.
Viewing everyone we work with as collaborators and participants, we will support and encourage creative and entrepreneurial skills, and through diverse creative and cultural activity make new learning opportunities for local people to reinvest in their own communities.
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