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National Youth Arts Fund

National Youth Arts Fund

About the Programme

On 8 November 2013, the Cabinet Secretary, Fiona Hyslop launched Time to Shine - Scotland's first National Youth Arts Strategy. This was an ambitious strategy centred around the three key themes of creating and sustaining engagement; nurturing potential and talent; and developing infrastructure and support. The Strategy set out a vision and key recommendations to enable Scotland’s children and young people to flourish and achieve, in and through the arts and creativity. 

The National Youth Arts Fund was established in late 2013 to support the development of a number of hubs to explore innovative models of youth arts provision across a range of art forms. The Youth Arts Hubs Fund aimed to support partnerships between national and regional youth arts and youth service providers, to deliver youth arts provision across a range of art forms. Following an open application process, the announcement of the successful hubs was made in April 2014. Additionally funding also supported two phases of TTS.Digital - a fund to bring together arts organisations and technology partners on projects that encourage digital creativity in young people. And further funding was devolved to Young Scot to deliver the Nurturing Talent Small Grants scheme for young people.

The funding programme ran from 2013 and ended in 2016/17.

Further information

You can read more about our work in delivering the National Youth Arts Strategy, on our website.