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about us

Toonspeak are on a mission to transform lives through creativity. Our workshops, creative projects and all artistic opportunitites are offered at no cost to our young people.  We also provide transport  to allow a young person to take part without facing additional barriers to participation.
Our programme provides opportunitites for children and young people aged 0-25 year olds.

Movin Makers

P1 – P4 
Weekly creative play and storytelling sessions. A dynamic session encouraging younger children to use their imaginations to create worlds, characters and games for themselves.

Toonie Makers

P5-P7 
Weekly drama sessions to encourage story-telling, imagination and play. Toonie Makers is an opportunity to create and develop through fun sessions incorporating props; music and drama games to instill a basic understanding of improvisation as well as an opportunity to develop social skills.

Theatre Makers

S1-S3
Weekly drama sessions introducing basic disciplines of theatre. Through the use of improvisation; drama games and basic vocal and movement skills development, participants will gain an understanding of creating theatre.

Theatre Makers +

S4+
Weekly drama sessions allowing experimentation and improvisation and a more structured approach to creating theatre. Participants will develop vocal and movement skills as well as understanding technique. An introduction to text, both classical and contemporary, alongside devising skills will form the basis of the approach. 

support us

Toonspeak is a non-profit making company and registered charity. There are many ways you can support us, including donations and corporate sponsorship.

Recognised as forerunners in youth leadership and inclusive governance, Toonspeak are proudly Young Person Led, with participants supported to serve on our board of directors and empowered to influence the development of the organisation. Rooted in communites across the North of Glasgow,  and working with a network of partners, we are community-focused whilst global in our outlook, seeking to develop a model of excellence to influence peers across sectors throughout Scotland and beyond, with young people playing a leading role in that vision.

Named SCVO Scottish Charity of the Year 2014, and the first youth-led organisation to join Creative Scotland’s portfolio of Regularly Funded Organisations, Toonspeak have been celebrated for our commitment to equality, and our person-centred approach.

Recently shortlisted by Amateo Europe for the 2021 Amateo Awards as one of the top 20 participatory arts projects & groups (Awaiting result) 

Recently nominated for a SURF Scotland Creative Regeneration Award for our work in 2021 (Awaiting result) 

Nominated for an Achates Philanthropy Award 2020

Nominated for a SURF Scotland Creative Regeneration Award for our work in 2020 during COVID-19 lockdown.  

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