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:

Read the latest stories

Spotlight on Fun Fiddle at Towerbank School

September's Youth Music Initiative Spotlight is with Gica Loening, founder and practitioner of Makin a Brew, Fun Fiddle and YMI Officer for East Lothian Council.

Published: 01 Sep 2020

Finding the rhythm through COVID-19 - Intercultural Youth Scotland

Intercultural Youth Scotland is a youth led charity providing services for Young Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour (BIPOC) Scots.

Published: 04 Aug 2020

Creativity in lockdown with Glasgow based charity The Sound Lab

Read our guest feature from The Sound Lab, who enable hundreds of people every year to realise their creative potential in free, fun and engaging workshops and other creative opportunities.

Published: 07 Jul 2020

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