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Youth Arts

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.

Shaping young lives and minds: Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop's Schools Programme

Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop’s Schools Programme is now in its fifth year, and the initiative is stronger than ever. We caught up with ESW's Irene Kernan and Debi Banarjee, who told us more about the project.

Getting creative with care

Creative Learning Officer Sarah McAdam takes a look at some of the creative initiatives aimed at helping young people in care.

Young people embrace the arts in West Dunbartonshire with #FreshCreations

We take a look at how a youth arts hub in West Dunbartonshire is transforming access to the arts for young people.