SPL Music Box is Back

Published: 14 Feb 2014

After a highly successful first year, SPL Music Box is back. Over the course of the next 12 months, SPL Music Box, which is supported by Creative Scotland’s CashBack for Creativity Programme, will provide young people aged 10-16 with a chance to take part in free music making workshops at a number of Scottish Premier League Clubs.

Opportunities will include tuition in a range of popular musical instruments, songwriting and recording workshops aswell as information on the wider music industry. Young people will also get the chance to participate in a number of performances and showcases throughout the course of the programme. 

Utilising the draw of their local SPL clubs, the project aims to engage with a wide range of young people, creating a unique opportunity to gain new experiences and develop new skills.

In particular, it strives to create access for young people who would not normally participate in music making activities as well as those who face additional barriers to participation.
Leonie Bell, Acting Director of Creative Development, Creative Scotland, said: “SPL Music Box is a great way for young people to learn about and enjoy making music, and it’s fantastic that, with the support of the Scottish Premier League Trust and the Football Clubs, this successful project will continue.”

Justice Secretary Kenny MacAskill said: "This fantastic CashBack project which brings sport and culture together is a great example of how money seized from crooks can be used to open doors for Scotland’s young people and allow them to access unique opportunities.

Sessions have already taken part at the clubs. Next, there will be weekly music clubs running throughout the school term, which will take place on Wednesday evenings from August onwards. As places are limited, young people are encouraged to sign up in advance, and can do so by visiting splmusicbox.com.

More about CashBack for Creativity

CashBack for Creativity is a unique programme that re-invests the proceeds of crime back into communities through a diverse range of cultural activities for young people across Scotland. The programme is supported by the Scottish Government’s CashBack for Communities Initiative.