Arts Development

Community Arts contributes to the wellbeing and lifelong learning of the people of West Lothian by providing opportunities to participate in the arts.

Visual Arts Painted AppleThe arts development team works to ensure that everyone in West Lothian has the opportunity to experience the social, economic, educational, environmental, health and creative benefits of the arts.   

The team of arts officers is responsible for managing a  programme of arts activities in the community and in West Lothian schools.  These activities are designed to encourage participation in the arts among the widest possible range of people and also target individuals and communities who may be less likely to participate due to physical, social or economic barriers. 

The team is also responsible for ensuring that the two West Lothian venues,  and  in Livingston, have a busy and varied programme of performances, classes, workshops and exhibitions, packed with arts and entertainment for all the family.

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Schools across West Lothian can access a broad range of arts education programmes provided by Community Arts.
Community Arts strongly believes that the arts have an important part to play in improving the health and wellbeing of the people of West Lothian.
Community Arts provides a full and varied visual arts programme that offers the opportunity to discover the pleasure of drawing, painting, printmaking and a whole range of applied arts and crafts.
West Lothian is rich in voluntary arts organisations. Every month around 150 different groups meet in communities from Whitburn to Winchburgh and from Polbeth to Pumpherston. Groups are involved in a huge range of arts activities including music, crafts, dance, drama, film, heritage, photography, visual arts and writing.