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ORBIT Youth Council is a collective for 16-18 year olds from all over Scotland. ORBIT enables young people to have a creative voice and be at the helm of decision making.

What benefits does ORBIT offer for council members?

• The chance to make an impactful difference in their community through creative ideas.
• The opportunity to meet + collaborate with exciting people, broaden their insights into contemporary art, and build confidence in their creative expression.
• The opportunity to be mentored by experienced creative industries professionals (such as artists, curators and many more).
• The chance to develop team work and decision-making skills; and to be empowered to choose their own path.
• Great stuff for CVs and UCAS forms.
• Free trips, travel, accommodation and food.


“My weekend with the ORBIT Council was amazing. I want to thank Jupiter Artland for the generosity that they’ve shown to me and the other members and for bringing me together with a group of new friends…it was such a magical experience and I wouldn’t trade it for the world!”
“My favourite part of the trip was hearing about everyone else’s background in art…my family are not as interested in art as me so being able to go with other people who also enjoy art was fun, and I felt like we all shared an appreciation for the works. I am very excited about what we can produce as a council in the future!”
“(It was) quite a change when we went to see the Yayoi Kusama exhibit, people were actually commenting on the art - rather than just saying that is a pretty colour - it was different, people were actually talking about meaning”
“It brings out a passion in you. It makes you happy, you can come here and talk about widens your mind”

Our journey so far…

As ORBIT Youth Council, we want to:

Have a voice in the shaping of our communities
# Bring outstanding art experiences to high-streets across Scotland
# Get a head start in career paths in the Creative Industries
# Learn how to present ideas and engage in debate with diverse audiences and communities

We helped shape Rachel Maclean’s artwork now open at Jupiter Artland upside mimi ᴉɯᴉɯ uʍop. This incredible artwork takes the form of an abandoned high-street shop, inhabited by the cartoon princess Mimi. Already, we have researched real-life high streets across Scotland where art could play a transformative role.

Since forming in 2018, we have made real change happen at Jupiter Artland. In 2019, we designed, created and curated our own festival area at the annual Jupiter Rising festival, bringing audiences on an immersive experience and using green-screen technology to blast them into outer space. We have travelled to London, Glasgow, Edinburgh and beyond, meeting world-renowned artists and seeing exhibitions by Antony Gormley, Rachel Maclean, Olafur Eliasson and Yayoi Kusama. We have collaborated with artists like Peter Liversidge and Rachel Maclean to make young people’s voices heard; and we’ve done this together, showing that Scotland’s young people have the power to make the future better.

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