Podcast series created by Screen Education Edinburgh young people reveals positive impact of CashBack scheme


A new series of podcasts recorded by young people working with us here at Screen Education Edinburgh, explore the positive impact of creative CashBack projects across Scotland, for both the young people and artists involved. All participants involved in narrating, interviewing and recording the podcast have been participants on one or more of our Filmmaking courses funded by Cashback for Creativity.

The CashBack for Creativity programme aims to tackle inequality by removing barriers to access and provision of arts and creative experiences for young people, aged 10-24 regardless of background or situation.

These podcasts expand on over 50 in-depth interviews with participants and practitioners in the original report, featuring case studies on the young people participating in the programme and information on the work being completed during CashBack projects across Scotland.

The podcasts were commissioned by Creative Scotland to further explore and share the findings of BOP Consulting’s 2017 research into the CashBack programme “How do you draw a rainbow the wrong way?” poviding a fascinating insight into the wide-ranging impact of the arts and creativity on the lives of young people who have experienced additional challenges in life or experience barriers to access and explores good practice in delivering creative projects to young people.

Each of the five podcasts explore key themes that featured in the research, including:

  • Attainment and progression – outcomes for the young people
  • Employability – routes and outcomes through the creative projects
  • Communities of practice – how CashBack and other creative projects rely upon these to deliver quality work and achieve real impact for young people’s lives
  • Health and wellbeing – outcomes for the young people
  • Pedagogy – how learning in creative projects, including those found in the Cashback programme, are delivered and the unique features of these approaches.

The full podcasts can be listened to here ….

The first of five monthly features explores Screen Education’s impact



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