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Referral List

This page contains a list of organisations and projects whose work chimes with the values and activities of the Survivor Arts Community. Folks who have been involved with our projects may enjoy what these organisations have to offer. 


This list is in alphabetical order and is split into Glasgow-based organisations; Edinburgh-based organisations; National and London-based Organisations; and Online spaces.

We’re delighted to say that the Solace Choir will continue as a Music Broth project. We have been working carefully to pass over the choir and we know that Music Broth will continue to run it beautifully. We feel so happy knowing that it will be held with the deep care that Jen, Grace and Kirsten have already brought to the project. We can’t think of better hands to leave it in. 

Glasgow-based Organisations

Empower Women for Change

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Scottish charity empowering women through heritage, community and education.

Feminist Book Club Glasgow


This informal book club meets every two months and in the months in between chatting about a book, they host a more social night.

Femmes Gla

Facebook, Instagram

A welcoming intersectional feminist platform for Glasgow's women and non-binary creative community.


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GalGael are a working community based in Glasgow. They run community meals and projects and have a community garden that you can get involved with.

Glasgow Autonomous Space

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A collectively-run social centre in the Southside of Glasgow.

Glasgow Women's Library 

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Glasgow Women’s Library has a full events and activities programme, including some women*-only events. They have both one-off activities and regular free creative sessions, such as Women Making It every other Friday morning and Open Book creative writing workshops on Tuesdays monthly. GWL also houses the Scottish Women’s Aid archive.

Glasgow Zine Library 

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Glasgow Zine Library is a self-publishing library, archive and community space located in Govanhill, Glasgow. They host a year-round programme of affordable, accessible events, hold a collection of over 1000 zines, and organise the annual Glasgow Zine Fest.

Govanhill Baths Wellbeing Programme 

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Built around the needs of the community, Govanhill Baths provide a safe and supportive space to learn together, be creative and try something new.

Impact Arts 

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Impact Arts delivers art projects for people and communities in Scotland. They aim to create a sense of place and ensure local voices are heard on matters of importance.

Kairos Women+

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A community-led women’s space for all women and non-binary people across Renfrewshire and beyond. Kairos Women+ have a weekly calendar including their Beautiful Women personal development programme and a Recovery Space for women+ with experience of addiction.

Maryhill Integration Network

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Main services include a weekly user-led programme of activities. MIN’s Mission is to create a unique and creative environment in which communities can come together to share experiences and demonstrate the value of cultural diversity in Scotland.

Matters of Consent 


A survivor-led project exploring better ways of talking about & teaching consent. Matters of Consent has also run creative workshop series in the past.


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MILK offers a variety of free classes and workshops that are open to all women in our community (and sometimes, where appropriate, men and children too). Every Wednesday there is the MILK Women’s Group: Activities include confidence building workshops, storytelling, filmmaking and other visual arts; upcycling craft skills, language and digital skills buddy circles.

Moira Anderson Foundation, The Glasgow Hub

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The Moira Anderson Foundation supports children and adults affected by Childhood Sexual Abuse. The Glasgow Hub is a peer support group that also engages with some creative activities such as crafts and gardening.

MsMissMrs Glasgow

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A social enterprise committed to empowering women and girls. Their programmes are designed to help rebuild self-esteem and regain confidence following stress, addiction or trauma.

Music Broth 

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Scotland's Musical Instrument Library. You can rent instruments and equipment, and they host music workshops. Music Broth runs The Solace Choir, which was originally a Survivor Arts Community and Music Broth collaborative project.

Pride Outside 

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Pride Outside runs online and in-person LGBTQ+ wellbeing events, which are free and accessible to all.

The Wee Retreat 

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The Wee Retreat CIC is a meditation and wellbeing centre in Southside Glasgow. They offer mindfulness meditation courses, retreats and other wellbeing events to increase personal awareness and a sense of peace.

The Women's Centre Glasgow 

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Maryhill-based organisation, ran by women for women in Glasgow to empower mental and physical wellbeing.


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A Glasgow-based charity that provides unconditional practical support for destitute women and people of other marginalised genders who have no recourse to public funds and insecure immigration status in Scotland.

Uplifted Gym

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Queer run, trauma informed weight training, strength sports and counselling.

Edinburgh-based Organisations

Art and Craft Collective

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Art & Craft Collective is a gallery and gift shop in the Southside of Edinburgh. They run workshops in a range of art and craft skills for customers and business skills for artists and makers.

Creative Edinburgh

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Creative Edinburgh offers events, career support and advocacy. They aim to bring together and help grow the city’s creative community, providing a space for creation, collaboration and connection at every stage of your career.

Edinburgh Zine Library 

Website, Instagram

Edinburgh Zine Library is a volunteer-run archive and reference library of contemporary zines. They host workshops and events, including the Edinburgh Zine Festival.

Porty Pride


Porty Pride is a grassroots, community-led Pride. Their ethos is to provide a safe, intergenerational, celebratory and educational Pride weekend for the whole LGBTQ+ community and our allies in a respectful environment.

National and London-based Organisations

Mirror Memoirs

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Mirror Memoirs is a national storytelling and organizing project centering the stories, healing, and leadership of LGBTQI+ survivors of color in the movement to end child sexual abuse.

Sisters Uncut

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Feminist group taking direct action against gender-based violence and state violence.

Survivor Arts London

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An arts-based support group for people who have experienced assault or abuse at any point in their lives. Survivor Arts London was started by queer people of colour, and welcomes people of any gender over the age of 18. Meetings are a space for survivors to create together and share skills for resilience and healing.

Viv Gordon

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Viv Gordon is a theatre maker, arts and mental health campaigner and survivor activist. Viv’s work is a campaign to forge voice, visibility and community for survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse and to agitate for change.



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SLEEC was founded by two survivors who saw a need for a space that was entirely founded, led and developed by those with lived-experience rather than those with only learned knowledge. SLEEC is a mutual support space where survivors can discuss, share and unpack thoughts, and feelings - it is not a therapy group. SLEEC is open to women, femmes and nonbinary survivors of rape or sexual assault who are 18 and older. Cost: £20.

Survivor Arts Collective

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A peer, trans and queer led collective that runs art-based support groups and peer counselling for all survivors. They offer trauma informed care, bystander intervention, and transformative justice community education training, as well as a grassroots community mutual aid and care network. Survivor Arts Collective is based in the USA, but you can get involved online.

Survivors Library 


Survivor-led collective creating and collecting resources about trauma, abuse, & assault. They host free weekly chats and various workshops, including zine-making workshops.

Survivors Network

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Sussex-based support organisation. But, anyone can get involved with their e-zine as a contributor (artist, poet, writer, photographer) or editor:

London and National
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