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Year of Young People Creative Traineeships

Time to Shine young people

Please note that the deadline to apply for this Fund has passed. The successful organisations were announced in February 2018.

About the Fund

The purpose of this fund is to mark the 2018 Year of Young People by supporting a series of Traineeships.

The Traineeships will allow creative organisations and businesses to give young people interested in progressing a career in the arts, screen and creative industries, the opportunity to gain skills and experience that potential employers will value, to remove the barrier of lack of paid work experience, and to help boost the start of their career in 2018.

Two of the Traineeships will specifically support arts/creative organisations to host creative Traineeships for young Gaelic speakers, to help them develop their creative work in Gaelic.

Who could apply

This fund was open to any arts/cultural organisation or creative business, based in Scotland, with a proven track record in delivering high quality arts activity and who could provide an effective proposal to meet the criteria of the fund.

Budget available

The total budget available was £100,000.

Applicant organisations and businesses could apply for £10,000 towards the cost of hosting a 12-month Traineeship opportunity for a young person.


The deadline for organisations to apply for the Fund was 15 January 2018.

The successful organisations were announced in February 2018, with traineeships being supported at An Lanntair in Stornoway; Taigh Chearsabhagh in North Uist; Dundee Rep/Scottish Dance Theatre and Shaper/Caper in Dundee; Macrobert in Stirling; National Theatre of ScotlandYDance and film production company barry crerar in Glasgow and Collective Gallery in Edinburgh.


Year of Young People Creative Traineeship Guidelines

Download the Year of Young People Creative Traineeship guidelines in PDF format, in both English and Gaelic.