Starcatchers is a pioneering organisation that specialises in performances and creativity for babies, toddlers and young children aged 0-5 and their parents and carers in Scotland.
Starcatchers is the only multi-arts organisation that pioneers the development of high quality performances and creative experiences for babies and young children aged 0-5 years and their grown-ups in communities in Scotland. Its work is designed to nurture young children’s creative and cognitive development, sparking their imaginations.
As their programme grows, they aim to continue to provide community-focused activities children and adults regardless of circumstance or background.
In 2005, there was no provision for theatre and performance for children aged 0-3 in Scotland and limited provision for children aged 3-5. The work that Starcatchers has delivered since the pilot project in 2006 has transformed the landscape, not only of children’s theatre, but the approach and potential of arts and creativity for very young children in Scotland.
There is an ever-increasing demand for all of the work that Starcatchers delivers – from touring performances to residencies in nurseries to professional development for educators. The important part that professional artists can play in supporting early development is now recognised across all sectors and at Government levels. Much of this is a tribute to the work and determination of everyone involved in Starcatchers over the last 8 years.
Since 2006, Starcatchers has:
• Engaged with more than 160,000 children, parents carers and professionals
• Employed 144 artists
• Delivered 9 residency projects in a range of community settings
• Pioneered programmes of skills development training for Early Years childcare students and professionals across Scotland that have engaged with 627 practitioners
• Created 30 productions, some which have toured to theatres and festivals across Scotland, the UK, Europe and North America.
For further info, contact:
Starcatchers Production Ltd
Edinburgh EH9 1PL
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