Here We Are! is based in Ward 17 in the North of Glasgow (Springburn / Balornock / Barmulloch / Robroyston / Millerston). A quarter of the datazones in this area are among the 5% most deprived datazones in Scotland.

The programme will engage a creative team of eleven artists who are passionate about using the arts to empower communities who face the challenges of multiple deprivation, and who want to improve the lives of individuals. Artists will be trained and supported to see themselves as part of the community and we will capitalise on the expertise and knowledge of our partners to develop a deep understanding of the social, cultural and historical landscape in which this project takes place.

Here We Are! workshops will be free for all participants and will be a mixed artform programme involving children, young people, adults and older people. The artistic and creative work produced will form a celebratory, multi-faceted performance in Summer 2022 in a local park, for the entire community to enjoy.

The creative practitioners taking part in this project are:

  • Philippa Tomlin
  • John Martin Fulton
  • Imogen Stirling
  • Jaz Grady
  • Hugh Holton
  • Ross Macfarlane
  • Hayley Earlam
  • Indra Wilson
  • Imogen Stilring
  • Sean Casey
  • Valeria Levi
  • Michael Burslem