Thirty-two young Scots have been awarded £5,550 to help pursue their creative ambitions through the Time to Shine Nurturing Talent Fund.
The Nurturing Talent Fund is administered by young people for young people by the National Youth Arts Advisory Group for Scotland (NYAAG).
As part of Year of Young People 2018, Creative Scotland and Young Scot have changed the criteria when applying for the Nurturing Talent – Time to Shine Fund to allow even more young people to apply for funding.
Young people aged 11 to 25 can now apply, with groups and individuals able to apply for up to a maximum of £1000. The Time to Shine Fund will award funding to young people who show drive and enthusiasm in their chosen art form and who need funding to continue to develop their skills further.
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and adapting it to a film & stage show in Glasgow. The interactive show sees audience members share in the storytelling experience.
Previously, the funding has supported a wide range of exciting and creative ideas including, filmmaking projects, publishing poetry, photography collections, recording demos, and hosting dance shows.
Colin Bradie, TTS Programme Manager at Creative Scotland: “We’re very pleased to see the Nurturing Talent Fund continue to help develop and support young people’s creative ambition. This is the first round since the funding criteria was aligned with Year of Young People, and it’s fantastic to see more and more diverse and talented young artists supported through the fund. We are delighted to continue working in partnership with Young Scot to make this possible through Time to Shine, Scotland’s National Youth Arts Strategy.”
Louise Macdonald, Chief Executive of Young Scot, said: “Scotland is a country full of talented and inspiring young people. It’s important that we continue to nurture and support them through the Nurturing Talent Fund so that they can continue to create and inspire people across Scotland and beyond.”
The next round of funding from the Nurturing Talent Fund has a deadline of 27th July 2018 – to apply, young people should visit young.scot/nurturingtalent