£400,000 to boost arts in the North-east

Creative Scotland has announce £400,000m support to help boost youth arts provision in Aberdeen and the North-east.

The funding is being announced as part of Scotland’s National Youth Arts Strategy Time To Shineand will be used to create a network of nine regional Youth Arts Hubs across the country.

The Hubs are being formed through partnerships between local and national arts and youth services providers, to increase access to youth arts across Scotland across a range of art forms.

Aberdeen Performing Arts will work in partnership with youth and arts providers to deliver the Youth Arts Hub for Aberdeen and the North-east.

The Hub will harness the energy and creative potential of young people in the region aged 0-25 through an inclusive, innovative and engaging programme of youth arts activity which is shaped and driven by the participants.

Planned activities include a young promoters and advocacy scheme, which will be informed by a youth advisory forum and include activity targeted at the unique demographics of this region. Youth Arts Hub partners for this area include Woodend Barn, Banchory.