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Youth Music Initiative

Guitarist from Feis Ros (photo: dgordonphotography)

About the Project

Creative Scotland administers the Scottish Government's Youth Music Initiative (YMI) which aims to create access to high quality music making opportunities for young people, offer young people the chance to achieve their potential in or through music making, and support the development of the youth music sector for the benefit of young people.

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Latest Stories from YMI:

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.

Published: 26 Feb 2019

Over £300k to enable young people to access music-making activities

Young people across Scotland will enjoy access to high-quality music-making opportunities thanks to £300,000 funding from the Youth Music Initiative (YMI).

Published: 06 Sep 2018

£1.6million to support young people’s access to music making

Over £1.6 million has been awarded through the Youth Music Initiative to 48 organisations, enabling young people across Scotland to access music making.

Published: 08 Mar 2018

Youth Music Initiative Impact Report 2016/17

Key findings, full report and case studies from an impact focused review of the Youth Music Initiative during 2016/17.

Published: 07 Mar 2018

Over £660,000 enables young people to access music

Over £660,000 of Youth Music Initiative funding announced today, coincides with the publication of a new report revealing the positive and wide reaching impact on young people nationwide of the YMI during 2015/16.

Published: 23 Nov 2016