Youth Music Initiative 20th Anniversary Celebration

This year, we’re celebrating 20 incredible years of the Youth Music Initiative (YMI).

The impact of YMI can be felt far and wide across Scotland, and in 2022 we’ll be shouting far and wide about the joy, resilience, community and opportunities that YMI has been helping to nurture since 2003.

Discover all the ways you can get involved in the celebrations!

Download the promo pack

We’ve created a toolkit for you to use that’s packed full of key messages, images, designed graphics, and suggestions for social media posts, as well as our launch video. Support the 20th anniversary – download our toolkit and share the assets with your community.

YMI 20th Anniversary Promo Pack

Download the YMI 20th anniversary promo pack.

Follow along on social

Send us your story

Have you been involved in YMI? We’d love to hear from you so we can share your story! Whether you’ve been a participant or involved in leading a project, we want to shout far and wide about everything you’ve been doing.

Get in touch with the team: ymi@creativescotland.com

Read the latest stories

Scottish Government emergency funds for Youth Arts

18 organisations and Local Authorities have received over £690K to help the recovery of Youth Arts provision across Scotland.

Published: 15 Dec 2020

Scottish Government emergency funds for Youth Arts

18 Youth Music and Youth Arts organisations have received a total of £1,053,000 to help the recovery of Youth Arts across Scotland and ensure creative opportunities for children and young people continue despite the Covid-19 pandemic.

Published: 10 Nov 2020

Spotlight on Scots Trad Music Awards’ Music Tutor of the Year Award

This month we hear from Simon Thoumire, Organiser and Founder of Hands Up For Trad, on MG ALBA Scots Trad Music Awards’ Music Tutor of the Year Award, sponsored by Creative Scotland’s Youth Music Initiative.

Published: 02 Nov 2020

Spotlight on Heavy Sound

In this month's Youth Music Initiative spotlight, we hear from Heavy Sound, an Edinburgh and Lothians based social enterprise specialising in music making, hip hop and creative arts services.

Published: 06 Oct 2020

Launch of Youth Arts emergency funding

£3m has been allocated to support youth arts and ensure creative opportunities for children and young people continue to exist across Scotland despite the COVID-19 pandemic.

Published: 17 Sep 2020