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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:

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

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