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:

Spotlight - Back to School

The YMI Formula Fund sees funding distributed directly to all local authorities in Scotland to support in-school delivery of music making activities. As well as having a focus on providing pupils with their first experiences music making, the fund also supports music making in non-mainstream settings, such as special schools, and with groups of young (...)

Published: 07 Sep 2021

Spotlight - Glittery Bums and Glasgow sun: a blog from Shobhita at Ensemble

A spotlight on Ensemble, the award-winning Glasgow based project funded by Creative Scotland’s Youth Music Initiative and run by Wheatley Care. The project has launched a brand new music video for the fourth single ‘Glittery Bums (feat. The Sistas, Clare McBrien, Jonnie Common)’ from their debut album ‘No Place Like It’. (...)

Published: 10 Aug 2021

Spotlight on Findhorn Bay Arts, celebrating creativity with young music makers from Moray

Since 2012, Findhorn Bay Arts has been ‘making creative things happen’ in Moray and beyond. In this Spotlight piece for the Youth Music Initiative, find out more about their project In the Mix.

Published: 05 Jul 2021

Spotlight on Nevis Ensemble's Young Carer's project

For this month’s spotlight Nevis Ensemble Chief Executive, Jamie Munn writes about their recent Young Carer’s project which will tie in with Carer’s Week (7-13 June).

Published: 03 Jun 2021

Spotlight on hip hop artist Jackill

Aberdeenshire YMI have been working with local hip hop artist Jackill for 3 years to deliver a hip hop project to primary schools and two groups of young people at risk of exclusion from mainstream secondary education in the north of Aberdeenshire. Jackill writes here about why he believes hip hop is such an (...)

Published: 17 May 2021