Over £1.7m awarded to creative and cultural activities for young Scots

Wednesday September 13th, 2017

Today (September 13th), Creative Scotland announces details of £1.7m in funding awards to 49 youth arts projects across the country, supported through the ‘CashBack for Creativity’ programme.Government Opportunities

The programme aims to tackle inequality by removing barriers to access and provision of arts and creative experiences for young people, aged 10-24 regardless of background or situation.

Youth clubs, schools, community groups and arts organisations will be offering activities including workshops in film-making, including editing, storyboarding, and directing; musical production and recording sessions to develop skills with instruments, writing music, recording, editing and mixing; experience in radio, TV and photography; dance, theatre, circus workshops including script writing, choreography, prop making, lighting and stage design; painting, drawing, sculpture, quilting, weaving and embroidery classes; and arts management workshops offering young promoters skills development in programming, promoting, marketing, box office and front of house roles.

Cabinet Secretary for Justice, Michael Matheson MSP, said:

Today’s investment of £1.7 million in ‘Cashback for Creativity’ across 49 programmes, further demonstrates the Scottish Government’s commitment to tackling inequalities across Scotland and building a strong, fair and inclusive society.

Thus far our Investment in ’Cashback for Creativity’ has so far helped over 38,000 young people learn new skills, boost their confidence and reach their full potential in life.

Since 2008 as well as committing £92 million to CashBack and other community initiatives, we have delivered nearly 2 million life changing activities and opportunities for young people across Scotland.”

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