The success of a collaborative project was celebrated at an awards ceremony held in Edinburgh last week which aims to honour the creative community in the city.
The annual awards ceremony organised by Creative Edinburgh took place at The Hub on the city’s Royal Mile, where the success of a number of creative projects and talent was celebrated.
The Daydream Believers project, an innovative collaboration between Edinburgh College and a wide range of partners, won the Collaboration Award, an honour given to projects involving two or more individuals or organisations which have proved creatively outstanding and have impacted the city’s creative scene.
Edinburgh College’s Graphic Design lecturer Helena Good, a driving force behind Daydream Believers, took home the Leadership Award for her outstanding contribution to the project and Edinburgh’s creative community as a whole.
Edinburgh College HND Graphic Design students Joy Mooney and Natalie Loh were both shortlisted for the Student Award for their work and contribution to Daydream Believers.
Helena Good said: “Daydream Believers is a partnership between employers, teachers, lecturers and student ambassadors. It is an inspiring example of what can happen if the people who believe in change sit round the table.
“Our aim is to get creativity at the heart of education and right across the whole curriculum. Thanks to everyone who has been behind and supported the programme so far – the best is yet to come.”
Art and Design curriculum manager Neil Manning said: “I would like to congratulate Helena, Joy, Natalie and all of the partners involved in Daydream Believers – this is fantastic recognition and they should all be very proud of their hard work.
“Under the leadership of Helena, and with the support of some fantastic partners, Daydream Believers continues to positively impact more and more young people across Edinburgh and the Lothians by helping them develop essential skills such as creativity, critical thinking and problem solving.”
For more information on Daydream Believers, visit www.daydreambelievers.co.uk