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Youth Arts

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.

Creativity in lockdown with Glasgow based charity The Sound Lab

Read our guest feature from The Sound Lab, who enable hundreds of people every year to realise their creative potential in free, fun and engaging workshops and other creative opportunities.

Introducing the 2019 Nurturing Talent Fund recipients

Meet the 2019 recipients of the Nurturing Talent – Time to Shine Fund.

Young Researchers inform change for care experienced young people in Scotland

As part of our support for Care Experienced Week 2019, we highlight the work that Articulate Hub does with care experienced young people through their Young Researchers and various arts and culture programmes.

Ten things you need to know about the Youth Music Initiative (YMI)

On the back of a major report by the name of What's Going On Now? (WGON), which explores how the joy and challenge of learning music is an integral part of the lives of hundreds of thousands of young people in Scotland today, we're celebrating the important work of YMI.