On the hunt for creative talent in towns
Renfrewshire is nurturing the creative talent of its young people.
Creative Scotland and Young Scot have announced funding that will help youngsters by creating a National Youth Arts Advisory Group (NYAAG) for Scotland.
Over the next two years, NYAAG will award £40,000 to support young people’s creativity through a new Nurturing Talent Fund.
It will support a wide variety of projects by young people and could be used, for example, to record a demo with their band, access training, build a portfolio of work or put on an exhibition.
Creative Scotland is working with Young Scot to select the new NYAAG representatives.
The group of 30 volunteers, aged 14-23, will also be chosen to provide challenge and guidance to Creative Scotland and the Scottish Government on youth arts policy.
The two initiatives form part of the Scottish Government’s Time to Shine youth arts strategy, which seeks to change the way the arts are viewed.
To apply for funding please visit young. scot/get-involved