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Director & Artist
Lara is passionate about making an impact on young people’s lives by offering high quality creative opportunity. She founded Transform Arts CIC to address issues of arts access in the Scottish borders which has been her home for 8 years. Having two children herself she realised the small towns and rural areas have little arts opportunities for children and young people, which is in places exacerbated by other barriers to participation. She sees huge potential for arts culture to contribute towards a great future for the area. Lara is also a practicing artist working in sculpture. She has a background in public art, children’s art projects and collaborative arts organisations.
Scott Wight is a founder member of Works+ a charity providing a tailored support service for young people between the ages of 16-24 who face various barriers to employment across the Scottish Borders. Their unique approach to helping young people move forward includes creative arts projects as a tool for tackling issues and learning practical skills alongside the more conventional employability support. Scott has worked in the third sector for the past 6 years; Initially for the national charity Tomorrow’s People before it’s closure in early 2018. He is also currently a sessional Youth Worker for Tweeddale Youth action running drop-in sessions in Innerleithen and Peebles. Scott has a creative background in the music industry and publishing. He recently created a short film 100 heads for the Scottish Mental Health awareness festival.
He lives in the Scottish Borders with his family.
Rachael has worked in a variety of caring and supporting roles with-in the local community for some years now. At present she is an Additional Needs Assistant and is working in schools and nurseries in the Scottish Borders supporting children and young learners. Rachael studied constructed textiles at college and has a keen interest in creativity being used in learning and for community benefit. Rachael believes that all children should have the opportunity to express themselves creatively. She is a mum of three and is excited to be a part of Transform Art CIC.