Creative stars across Scotland awarded funding

In the first round of funding, 36 talented young people from across Scotland have received Nurturing Talent Funding for new projects to help develop their creative talents.

With support from Creative Scotland and Young Scot, the Nurturing Talent Fund is administered by young people for young people. Over the two-year project, the National Youth Arts Advisory Group will issue £40,000 to individuals and groups across Scotland. 

In this first round of funding, members of the National Youth Arts Advisory Group have awarded over £3,500 to provide financial support to nurture a broad range of projects and individuals from across the country including dancers, musicians and authors. Read the list of recipients.

Applications for the Nurturing Talent Fund are available for young people, aged 14-20, from a diverse range of backgrounds across Scotland.  Young people with a creative passion can apply for funding from £60 to £600.

The Nurturing Talent Fund aims to support young people’s creative work regardless of geography, affordability or disability. It is part of the Scottish Government’s Time to Shine youth arts strategy, which seeks to change the way the arts are viewed and help Scotland become an international leader in young people’s creativity.

Applications for next round funding close on 28 August and young people can apply via www.young.scot/get-involved.

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