Wanted! Young creative Scottish volunteers

Would you like to help shape the future of the Arts in Scotland?

Thursday, 16th March 2017, 11:34 am
Updated Friday, 24th March 2017, 10:36 am
National Youth Arts Advisory Group 2016
National Youth Arts Advisory Group 2016

Young Scot and Creative Scotland have launched a search for young people in the Scottish Borders with a passion and enthusiasm for the arts to join Scotland’s new National Youth Arts Advisory Group.

They are searching for talented volunteers, aged 14-23, from a variety of diverse backgrounds in the Scottish Borders.

The National Youth Arts Advisory Group will play a key role in setting out an artistic vision and recommendations to help Scotland’s young people to flourish and achieve their goals using arts and culture.

Over the last two years, the group has delivered Scotland’s first national youth arts strategy (Time to Shine), hosted the country’s first youth arts conference and supported 87 projects across Scotland.

Through Young Scot’s co-design process, the group will work with Creative Scotland to engage young people in considering the next phase of Creative Scotland’s Time to Shine strategy, and what it means for young people.

They will also provide challenge and guidance to Creative Scotland and the Scottish Government on policies and develop rewards, incentives and information to support young people to connect and better understand arts and culture in their local area.

In 2018, the Year of Young People, the group will participate in a celebration event to showcase the partnership project and the work of young people involved.

Louise Macdonald, chief executive of Young Scot, said: “Our research shows that young people in Scotland are incredibly passionate about the arts and keen to engage in cultural activities. We’re on the hunt for young people with talent, strong opinions and a passion for the arts.

This is a brilliant chance to grow your skills and influence Scotland’s national policies around the arts and culture.

Put yourself in the spotlight and get your voice heard by applying today.”

For more information or to apply for a place on the National Youth Arts Advisory Group, visit www.young.scot. Closing date for applications is Monday, April 17.