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Youth Arts

CashBack filmmaking scheme helps Jessica find the confidence to progress

After moving to Scotland, Jessica struggled to find her feet, until a creative CashBack project gave her hands-on experience of filmmaking, boosting her confidence, skills and self-esteem.

Transposition: What Scotland's National Youth Arts Advisory Group learnt on Erasmus in Denmark

In April 2018, eight members of Scotland's National Youth Arts Advisory Group embarked on Transposition, an Erasmus exchange, visiting their Danish counterparts Taenketank for Ungekultur (TUK). Here, Amy Firth - a young person working as part of the Time to Shine team - reflects on the experience.

20 years of Drake Music: Bringing disabled musicians centre stage

For the last 20 years, Drake Music Scotland's vision has been to transform people’s lives through the power of music. Now, the organisation has big plans to celebrate its anniversary.

Get to know: Tinderbox

Imagine, if you will, a traditional orchestra. Now, forget all about it: Tinderbox is something new altogether.

Shaping young lives and minds: Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop's Schools Programme

Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop’s Schools Programme is now in its fifth year, and the initiative is stronger than ever. We caught up with ESW's Irene Kernan and Debi Banarjee, who told us more about the project.

Getting creative with care

Creative Learning Officer Sarah McAdam takes a look at some of the creative initiatives aimed at helping young people in care.

Young people embrace the arts in West Dunbartonshire with #FreshCreations

We take a look at how a youth arts hub in West Dunbartonshire is transforming access to the arts for young people.

First Act Film Festival to open 2016 Glasgow Youth Arts Festival

We speak to Young Filmmakers Glasgow founder Sean McInally about the First Act Film Festival, which will open the Glasgow Youth Arts Festival on 29 March at the Centre for Contemporary Arts.

Youth Theatre Arts Scotland - nurturing Scotland's young theatre talent

Kenny McGlashan outlines how Youth Theatre Arts Scotland approach their work and the different kinds of support on offer to help Scotland's young people make their first forays into the world of professional theatre.

Glasgow Youth Arts Festival 2015

Glasgow Youth Arts Hub's city wide festival of free youth arts activities kicks off this month. We asked hub producer, Claire O'Hara, to give us the skinny on a festival that's encouraging young people in Glasgow to "get oot their gaffs".