Members of Art Club promoting their new calendar

ArtClub? hosts open day at SL33


A group of young artists with care experience recently held an open day at Kilmarnock’s Skills and Employability Hub (SL33) to celebrate Care Experienced Week.

Members of ArtClub? showcased their work, chatted with guests and advertised their 2024 calendar, which recently went on sale.

ArtClub? member Emma Kasper said:

“It was fun drawing and showing off our creative talents to mark Care Experienced Week. We also made a challenge for visitors to respond to and get involved in, which was fun as well. Our calendar is also now available for sale and we saw lots snapped up on the day”.

Promise Participation Leader Eòghann MacColl said:

“The Promise Participation Team and council services are working collaboratively to support young people with care experience to use their voice and participate in new opportunities. [Their hard work] is a testimony to the young people who attend and participate in the groups. They are sharing their lived experiences and informing us of their needs, hopes and aspirations all at the same time.”

Eight ArtClub? members have contributed to a calendar showcasing some of their original artworks, which is now available to purchase at a cost of £12.00. Proceeds will be used to support further creative projects and youth-led participation events within the club.

ArtClub? meets weekly at the Dick Institute in Kilmarnock and the Baird Institute in Cumnock.

To buy a calendar or to find out more about ArtClub? please contact Eòghann MacColl at