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Spotlight - Share your YMI stories

In May's Spotlight we hear from YMI Manager Morag McDonald about how you can help us celebrate 20 years of the Youth Music Initiative by sharing your stories.

9 May 2022

Reflecting on Crisis: A Rallying Cry

Angus, Kit and Josh from Crisis: A Rallying Cry, an Open Funded-project, spoke to us about the best parts of their experience, their biggest challenges, and how they would describe the whole thing in just 3 words.

6 May 2022

International Opportunities – April Round Up

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

20 April 2022

Spotlight - Music and maternal mental health

This month we hear from freelance musician Yvonne Wyroslawska, who was awarded Creative Scotland Open Funding to run music sessions for new mums and babies.

1 April 2022

Colour Ways: Using street art and graffiti to break barriers

Colour Ways Glasgow is an artist-led organisation that curates murals with local communities, hosts walking tours, and runs street art and graffiti workshops with young people. We spoke to its lead artist OhPanda about the project and how far it's come.

9 March 2022

International Opportunities – March Round Up

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

7 March 2022

Spotlight - Equalities, Diversity and Inclusion at the National Youth Pipe Band of Scotland

Every month, the Youth Music Initiative (YMI) puts the spotlight on an activity or strand of work that is important to them. This month we hear from the National Youth Pipe Band of Scotland and its Director Steven Blake, on the organisation’s progress with their Equalities, Diversity and Inclusion goals.

7 March 2022

Spotlight - Music Broth

This month we hear from Music Broth, whose ethos is making music playing, learning and enjoyment accessible to all and who are 1 of the 44 projects being supported by Creative Scotland with backing from the Scottish Government’s Youth Music Initiative (YMI).

8 February 2022

Create:Inclusion - Why you should apply, from previous recipients

Watch as past recipients of Create:Inclusion talk about the inspiring activities they've been up to, as well as providing tips for those considering an application.

1 February 2022

International Opportunities - January Round Up

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

26 January 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

Digital technology and dance: Does motion capture offer an alternative to film?

With support from the See Learn Share fund, Julia McGhee and Fraser MacDonald have begun a new collaboration together and carried out the background work for a six month proof of concept project called Perception Experiments, which aims to use motion capture technology to map the movement qualities of young people who have learning and physical disabilities.

5 July 2019