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Creative Scotland is the public body that supports the arts, screen and creative industries across all parts of Scotland on behalf of everyone who lives, works or visits here.

We enable people and organisations to work in and experience the arts, screen and creative industries in Scotland by helping others to develop great ideas and bring them to life.

We distribute funding from the Scottish Government and The National Lottery.

On behalf of the Scottish Government, Creative Scotland administer the Youth Music Initiative (YMI) programme. The YMI programme is designed to create access to high-quality music-making opportunities for young people aged 0-25 years, enable young people to achieve their potential in or through music making and, to support the development of the youth music sector for the benefit of young people. In 2021-22 this is being done through funding four routes, for full details visit: Youth Music Initiative Funding | Creative Scotland