Making Our Mark in Castlehill

Dunbritton Housing Association is delighted with the installation of a new sculpture in Castlehill, Dumbarton.  Seventeen young people from Castlehill took part in a 13 week programme of activities to learn about wider context and impact of public art. Working with two artists, young people focused on the many roles it takes from the concept and idea of a public art piece, through the design stage and on to production and installation of the sculpture.Making Our Mark

The need to improve the area has come from the Castlehill Environmental Action Plan (2007), which identified a high number of derelict and open spaces that could benefit from improvement and combat complaints of anti-social behaviour. Young people learned new skills in art, a real sense of place and an insight into potential future career paths within the arts and environmental fields.

The project was very much a joint partnership between Dunbritton Housing Association and West Dunbartonshire Environment Trust.  Throughout the project, support for participating young people was provided from Streetlinks and project management was carried out by Ali from Community Links Scotland; this included funding procurement, management of the 13 week programme of activities delivered by the artists, update meetings, reports and management of the overall budget and evaluation of the project.

This project was made possible with funding from The Scottish Government’s Wider Role Fund, West Dunbartonshire Environment Trust, Dunbritton Housing Association and Cube Housing Association. Thank you to everyone who made this project possible.

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