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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:

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