Youth Arts

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.

#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

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.

Spotlight - How YMI funding helps Scotland's brass musicians make some noise

In June's Spotlight we hear about how YMI funding has supported Scotland's young musicians to develop their skills in music - and more!

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.

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.

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. (...)

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).

Spotlight - Youth Music and the Environment

The youth music community is truly inspiring in their work surrounding the environment. This month, we bring to you a round-up of activities and resources from across the sector related to the climate crisis, climate justice, and COP26.

Spotlight - Youth Music

For over 20 years, UK Charity Youth Music has been funding music making projects for young people across England, supporting 0 - 25 year olds to make, learn, and earn through music.