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Youth Arts

How UNCON 2.0 celebrated young artists

On Saturday 22 September, UNCON 2.0 was held at Horsecross – Perth Theatre.

How The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo Youth Talent Development Fund builds confidence and creativity

The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo has announced that, following the success of its annual August extravaganza, it will donate one million pounds to 13 UK-based charitable military organisations and arts bodies this year.

How Creative Traineeships are helping young people to 'get a foot in the door'

In February 2018, we announced nine year-long full time traineeships for young people aged between 16-24, which were developed to help young people progress a career in the arts, screen and creative industries. We caught up with a handful of trainees to find out how they're getting on.

Caithness Film School puts the focus on young filmmakers

The Caithness Film School offers filmmaking activity for local young people, with workshops and creative exercises covering every part of the filmmaking process.

Discovering creative career paths through CashBack

In the latest in our series of features exploring the positive impact of the CashBack for Creativity programme, we see how one teenager got the chance to kickstart a creative career.

Six events we can't wait to see at UNCON 2.0

Are you ready for UNCON 2.0? This free, all-day youth arts event is for young people by young people. It’s been created by the National Youth Arts Advisory Group (NYAAG). The main aim of the event is to showcase and celebrate some of the amazing young talent that Scotland has (...)

CashBack filmmaking scheme helps Jessica find the confidence to progress

After moving to Scotland, Jessica struggled to find her feet, until a creative CashBack project gave her hands-on experience of filmmaking, boosting her confidence, skills and self-esteem.

Transposition: What Scotland's National Youth Arts Advisory Group learnt on Erasmus in Denmark

In April 2018, eight members of Scotland's National Youth Arts Advisory Group embarked on Transposition, an Erasmus exchange, visiting their Danish counterparts Taenketank for Ungekultur (TUK). Here, Amy Firth - a young person working as part of the Time to Shine team - reflects on the experience.

20 years of Drake Music: Bringing disabled musicians centre stage

For the last 20 years, Drake Music Scotland's vision has been to transform people’s lives through the power of music. Now, the organisation has big plans to celebrate its anniversary.

Get to know: Tinderbox

Imagine, if you will, a traditional orchestra. Now, forget all about it: Tinderbox is something new altogether.