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Artist taking the Lead | Unlimited | Legacy Trust UK

Legacy Trust UK

The Legacy Trust UK is an independent trust that supports a wide range of innovative cultural and sporting activities for all, which celebrate the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games and which will leave a lasting legacy in communities throughout the United Kingdom.  It supports national and regional projects. 

The regional project in Scotland is The Scottish Project. This is a multi-strand programme that brings together a truly diverse range of cultural, sporting and educational activities that celebrate the 2012 Olympic Games and will leave a lasting legacy for both the 2012 Olympic Games, the 2014 Commonwealth Games and beyond.  Four programme strands have already started and a further strand is in development.
The Scottish Project is initiating and delivering new creative projects that will engage people both as participants and audiences. It is bringing together thousands of volunteers and artists and making new and sincere partnerships amongst many organisations from different sectors across the country. 
The Scottish Project will use the 2012 Cultural Olympiad to create across Scotland a wide variety of new partnerships and relationships resulting in a lasting new infrastructure for engaging more people in cultural and sporting activities. 

The Scottish Project will co-ordinate a collection of diverse projects that will instigate and support new partnerships and relationships between the public, practitioners and cultural and sporting venues (traditional and non-traditional).

Underpinning Principles

Underpinning every aspect of the Scottish Project is the notion of legacy, for the public and young people of Scotland and the professional sectors it will work with.   The Scottish Project will develop sustainable capacity within the cultural and sporting sectors of Scotland.  Its activities will be delivered to the highest quality, supporting the development of all of its participants, both community and professional.  The partnerships and relationships that are its foundation will ensure that diverse communities across Scotland are engaged.  These principles when taken together will ensure a legacy that reaches beyond the London 2012 and the 2014 Commonwealth Games’ cultural and sporting programmes.

Strategic aims

  • to engage the public, particularly young people of Scotland in a celebration of the spirit of the Olympics and Paralympics movement
  • to reach between 550,000 - 650,000 people across Scotland by March 2013
    (note, this could increase depending on the level of engagement of the Scottish Project with Live Sites)
  • public (participants and audiences) engagement will be positive and lasting
  • practitioner engagement will develop artistic and professional practice
  • to work with at least 80 partner organisations by March 2013
  • to build on the legacy from the Scottish Project for the Commonwealth 2014 legacy and beyond

Strategic Delivery Mechanisms

  • to connect thousands of volunteers across Scotland with the ideals of the Olympic movement (People Making Waves project, lead partner Volunteer Development Scotland)
  • to make a substantial contribution to a dynamic, world-class, sustainable street arts/circus/physical theatre sector within Scotland (CONFLUX project, lead partner the Arches)
  • to deliver a programme of community engagement resulting in an exhibition celebrating the diversity of Glasgow’s cultural and faith communities (Let Glasgow Flourish! project, lead partner Glasgow Museums)
  • to deliver a touring exhibition and outreach programme to traditional and non-traditional display spaces across Scotland on the themes of medicine and sport (Our Sporting Body project, lead partner Sport and Medicine)

The Scottish Project started in February 2009 and will run till March 2013. The Legacy Trust UK Scottish regional allocation is £2,570,000 and the Scottish Arts Council has confirmed support of £1,500,000: total £4,070,000.

*Let Glasgow flourish
*Human Race
*People making waves
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