Youth Music Initiative CPD Fund is available to support individuals, organisations and networks who work outwith school settings to undertake training and continuing professional development that will strengthen youth music in Scotland for the benefit of young people. They understand that many music freelancers and organisations may be working with young people both in and out of school settings and so will be eligible to apply.
There is an improvement in the quality and standard of youth music provision. The Youth Music Initiative CPD Fund welcome applications proposing any training and CPD that will deliver the above outcomes.
Types of activities you might want to consider are:
Attending short-term or one-off training courses, conferences, master-classes, mentoring and any other relevant experiences which lead to improved professional delivery of music to children and young people.
Receiving private tuition that will lead to improved skills in a particular genre or instrument which will result in improved professional delivery of music to children and young people.
Development, design and delivery of specialist training courses.
New and innovative approaches that improve engagement in high-quality music-making activities. Examples of this might be undertaking study visits to research delivery methodology currently not widespread in Scotland, or using new technology in creative ways.
There is £50,000 available in the budget for 2015-16.
Awards to Individuals will generally be within the range of £100 to £750, while the range for Organisations will normally fall between £500 and £5,000.
Applications can be made at ANY TIME until the fund closes at 5pm on March 31st, 2016.
For more information and to apply, go to the Scottish Music Centre website.