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

£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

Youth Music Initiative Impact Report 2015/16

Key findings, full report and case studies from an impact focused review of the Youth Music Initiative during 2015/16.

Published: 22 Nov 2016

Young People Access Music-Making Activities

Young people across Scotland will enjoy access to high-quality music-making opportunities thanks to £275,545 funding from the Youth Music Initiative (YMI).

Published: 28 Jul 2016