On the hunt for cre­ative tal­ent in towns

Paisley Daily Express - - Front Page -

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

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