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Youth Arts

Spotlight on Nevis Ensemble's Young Carer's project

For this month’s spotlight Nevis Ensemble Chief Executive, Jamie Munn writes about their recent Young Carer’s project which will tie in with Carer’s Week (7-13 June).

Meet the latest Nurturing Talent Fund recipients

The latest round of the Nurturing Talent Fund sees nearly 50 projects receiving over £40,000 of support.

Spotlight on hip hop artist Jackill

Aberdeenshire YMI have been working with local hip hop artist Jackill for 3 years to deliver a hip hop project to primary schools and two groups of young people at risk of exclusion from mainstream secondary education in the north of Aberdeenshire. Jackill writes here about why he believes hip hop is such an (...)

Spotlight on Tinderbox PlayAway Games Festival

For this month’s spotlight Tinderbox Collective Project Manager, Musical Director and freelance Games Composer Luci Holland writes about Scotland’s games music industry.

Spotlight on Youth Music and their Incubator Fund

Every month, we feature an organisation or project that the Youth Music Initiative (YMI) supports, and that works with one of their priority groups of young people. This month we hear all about Youth Music and their Incubator Fund.

Spotlight on Scots Trad Music Awards’ Music Tutor of the Year Award

This month we hear from Simon Thoumire, Organiser and Founder of Hands Up For Trad, on MG ALBA Scots Trad Music Awards’ Music Tutor of the Year Award, sponsored by Creative Scotland’s Youth Music Initiative.

Our latest Nurturing Talent Fund recipients

Introducing the latest young people to receive funding from the Nurturing Talent programme.

Spotlight on Heavy Sound

In this month's Youth Music Initiative spotlight, we hear from Heavy Sound, an Edinburgh and Lothians based social enterprise specialising in music making, hip hop and creative arts services.

Spotlight on Fun Fiddle at Towerbank School

September's Youth Music Initiative Spotlight is with Gica Loening, founder and practitioner of Makin a Brew, Fun Fiddle and YMI Officer for East Lothian Council.

Finding the rhythm through COVID-19 - Intercultural Youth Scotland

Intercultural Youth Scotland is a youth led charity providing services for Young Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour (BIPOC) Scots.