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Arran Arts Resource

Arran Arts Resource provides projects, workshops and events for children and young people on the island.


Initiated in 2000 by artist and filmmaker Ed O’Donnelly, visual artist Josephine Broekhuizen and drama teacher Sarah Cook with a project on the Clearances, Arran Arts Resource has gone on to produce creative projects on all aspects of Arran’s natural history, environment and social history often working in partnership with the National Trust Countryside Rangers at Brodick Castle.

Over the years the Resource has worked with Arran’s primary school children introducing them to a wide variety of topics and providing them with exciting and stimulating ways to give expression to their creative ideas. The children have been given opportunities to develop skills in photography, film making, digital media, painting, drawing, printing, drama improvisation, puppet work, script writing and performance.

Arran Arts Resource has also been involved in creating and delivering a number of projects to the young people of the island and to visiting groups drawn from youth communities in mainland Scotland. These projects have given the participants the opportunity to develop drama, art and digital media skills. Over the years a number of short films and dramas have been created, through which young participants have developed and enhanced their skills, with a number of them going on to pursue a career in the arts.

Archaeology Project 
Archaeology Project
Bronze Age Roundhouse replica at
Brodick Country Park
Film and Drama Workshop
Arran Gaelic Stories
Adult Outreach Project
Arran's Gaelic Placenames Project
'Birds in Cages' period drama
Scot's Language Project
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