We have been working to kickstart a new network of out-of-school, youth music groups across Scotland, and would love to hear from you if you might like to get involved. We will be meeting online and supporting visits between different projects, and generally want to create more opportunities for people working in this field to get to know each other, share practice, and develop new projects and collaborations together.
We’re keen to involve of all sorts of youth music projects – people working in different kinds of community settings, across different genres of music, and with people of different ages and abilities. Your group could have just started up, or it could have been going for years; you could be one person doing everything or part of a larger group or organisation. If you would like to be involved, or are interested in finding out more, we’d love to hear from you.
As part of this network, the Youth Music Initiative have funded a number of bursaries for people to travel and visit other projects around the country, and we will be organising online meet-ups and training sessions too. You can find out more about the bursaries here.
It is free to join the network and apply for a bursary – click here to apply.
If you have any questions or would just like to have a chat or find out a bit more, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here are some of the organisations and projects involved so far: