The Creative Islands Network provides opportunities for creative practitioners in Lewis, Harris, Orkney, Shetland and North Uist to devise and deliver activities and workshops with people in their local communities, with a focus on working with older people and those living with dementia; people experiencing poor mental health; young people who may have missed out on educational and social experiences as a result of Covid-19; and people who may be particularly isolated due to living alone or living in our outmost and rural communities and islands. The projects aim to improve quality of life, mental and physical health for participants and communities through providing greater access to, and active engagement with, creative and social experiences. This programme also aims to connect creative practitioners across islands to explore ways we can work together, share experiences and embed the arts within our island communities. It will serve as a national platform to promote the creative practitioners working, and the creative activity happening, in the Islands.

Culture Collective Co-ordinator:

  • Maya Darrell Hewins

The creative practitioners taking part in this project are:

  • Berenice Carrington, Sheltered
  • Alice Ritch, Finding our Voice
  • Kristi Tait, Aeropuerto
  • Aimee Labourne, Gathering Strings
  • Alex Purbrick, Wance Apo a Time…
  • Jane Cockayne, Wance Apo a Time...
  • Ann Marie Anderson, Wance Apo a Time…
  • Cilla Robertson, Wance Apo a Time…
  • Heather Christie, Still Lives: Carer’s Experiences of Covid
  • Christina Inkster, Pockets Full of Positivity
  • Helen Robertson, Gloril
  • Catriona MacInnes, The Map is Not the Territory
  • Clare Allison, The Map is Not the Territory
  • Sheena Leask, The Map is Not the Territory
  • Jemima Sinclair, The Map is Not the Territory
  • Carole Atkins, The Map is Not the Territory
  • Mark Jenkins, The Map is Not the Territory
  • Rebecca Marr, The Map is Not the Territory
  • Ragnhild Ljosland, The Map is Not the Territory
  • Magda Choluj, Sunday Art Club
  • India Whitwell, Sunday Art Club
  • Sheena Graham-George, Listening In: A Hope Full of Memories
  • Fiona Sanderson, Living Archive
  • Ingrid Budge, Exploring and Experimenting
  • Gemma McGregor
  • Gabrielle Barnby
  • Ragnhild Ljosland, The Witch Experience
  • Mark Jones
  • Freya Macleod
  • Catherine Maclean
  • Andrew Eaton Lewis
  • Jon Macleod
  • Magaidh Smith