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Spotlight - Reflections on Summer 2022

What a summer it’s been! In this month’s Spotlight, to celebrate all the YMI activity that has taken place over the last couple of months, and remind us #YMusicMatters, here’s a just wee taste of what’s been going on.

7 September 2022

How to create your debut single in 5 steps

Ever wondered how to write your debut single? Campaigner, filmmaker and debut artist Kiana Kalantar-Hormozi is here to share share her top 5 tips on how to create your debut single.

18 August 2022

International Opportunities – August Round Up

Read our July 2022 round-up of international opportunities, resources and information.

10 August 2022

Spotlight - Supporting experimental music-making

In this month’s Spotlight, we’re talking about how the Youth Music Initiative supports opportunities for young people to get involved in experimental music as part of our 20th anniversary.

9 August 2022

#NoWrongPath - Sace Lockhart's post-exam journey, plus five tips for regrouping after exam results

We speak to Sace Lockhart, Project Manager of Music Plus and Musicares at Scottish Music Centre, about his experience of school, and his journey after exam results. Don't miss our five tips and list of resources too! #NoWrongPath

8 August 2022

What’s On this Summer

With the Edinburgh Festivals gearing up and the return of live and in-person events, experience some wonderful new writing, dance, circus and contemporary work from Scottish artists this August.

22 July 2022

Give Them Hell: An interview with Scottish Sci-Fi and Fantasy author Ever Dundas

It’s a busy time for award-winning Scottish author Ever Dundas, with the launch of The Inklusion Guide in August and her second novel HellSans coming out in October, but we managed to grab a precious hour with her to discuss her work so far

18 July 2022

Spotlight - Jazzing it up with the National Orchestras of Scotland

In July's Spotlight, we hear about the jazzy summer celebrations planned by the National Youth Orchestras of Scotland and supported by YMI, that will mark their 30th anniversary.

4 July 2022

International Opportunities – July Round Up

Read our July 2022 round-up of international opportunities, resources and information.

1 July 2022

Designing out waste: Using the arts to create a circular economy

REsolve: A Creative Approach to the Circular Economy was the first ever multidisciplinary exhibition dedicated to the circular economy. In these interviews with the artists, we spoke about their work and what they thought the role of the arts should be in the fight for climate action.

30 June 2022

Creativity has no use-by date: 10 years of Luminate

2022 marks 10 years of Luminate, Scotland’s creative ageing organisation. We asked their Director, Anne Gallacher, about what they’ve learned after 10 years, and what the future has in store for those ageing creatively in Scotland.

26 August 2022

International Opportunities - September Round Up

Welcome to the September edition of Creative Scotland’s round-up of international opportunities and information, put together by Kate Deans, Creative Scotland’s newly appointed International Officer.

27 September 2021

International Opportunities - August Round Up

Welcome to the August edition of Creative Scotland’s round-up of international opportunities and information, put together by Kate Deans, Creative Scotland’s newly appointed International Officer.

10 September 2021

International Opportunities - July Round Up

Welcome to Creative Scotland’s new round-up of international opportunities and information! In this blog, we cover events on outgoing mobility, funding opportunities, international policy and useful resources.

23 July 2021

Time to Shine - an update on development work

When it launched in November 2013, Time to Shine was Scotland’s first national youth arts strategy. It set out a 10-year-vision for the future of youth arts in Scotland, one in which children and young people are put at the heart of the decision-making process.Now, in 2021, we all find ourselves working in a very different context to the one in which the strategy was launched. 

12 July 2021

An end of year message from our CEO, Iain Munro

As the year draws to a close, read this message from our CEO, Iain Munro.

15 December 2020

Our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

Iain Munro writes on the impact of the Black Lives Matter movement and Creative Scotland’s commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion.

16 June 2020

Dreaming Big Dreams: Children's Literature in Scotland

Mairi Kidd is Head of Literature, Languages and Publishing at Creative Scotland. Here she talks about the landscape of children's literature in Scotland.

10 January 2020

How the SoundPlay Dome encourages exploration and experimentation through music

With support from Creative Scotland's See Learn Share Fund, Ellie Turner shares her experience of learning more about the Soundplay Dome. Ellie is a designer of interactive materials and objects.

23 July 2019

Playing politics in Scotland: The potential of theatre to involve people in the decisions that affect their lives

How can theatre empower people to have their say? With the help of Creative Scotland’s See Learn Share Fund, Active Inquiry’s Artistic Director Gavin Crichton explores how participatory theatre can enable people to have a deeper say in the decisions that affect their lives.

18 July 2019