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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:

£10 million to boost youth music

Culture Secretary Fiona Hyslop announced £10 million continued funding for the refreshed Youth Music Initiative and revealed the recipients of £1.1million funding, in a key note speech stressing the vital role the arts have to play in tackling youth inequality at Music For Youth Exchange.

Published: 04 Mar 2016

Report reveals positive impact of Youth Music Initiative

A new report reveals the positive and wide reaching impact on young people of the nationwide Youth Music Initiative.

Published: 08 Oct 2015

Youth Music Initiative Logos

Download the guidelines and logos for all projects supported by the Youth Music Initiative.

Published: 12 Mar 2015

Learning from the Professionals: the Musicplus+ Mentoring Scheme

Musicplus+ is a mentoring scheme run by the Scottish Music Centre, supported by Creative Scotland’s Youth Music Initiative and The Robertson Trust.

Published: 05 Jan 2015

Ukulele in the Primary Classroom

Ukulele in the Primary Classroom is part of Fife Council’s Youth Music Initiative programme. The project gives class teachers the opportunity to learn to play the ukulele and pass this knowledge on to the children in their class.

Published: 25 Jul 2014