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2023 highlights: reflecting on a milestone year

...All Arts Fund (click here for more), helping to support a range of creative interests including music, photography, dance, film and TV, drawing and painting, and creative writing. Children in Scotland’s young people’s advisory group,...


Further phase of national arts funding announced, as Access All Arts report launches

...to the arts to apply for funding for a range of arts activities, from ceramics and painting to music and dance. The report on this year’s delivery comes ahead of a new round of funding, which will open for applications in the new year....


Live music and Mental Health: Innovation Labs

... Live music and Mental Health - Innovation Labs May 2023 - October 2023 Children in Scotland, Scottish Ensemble and the University of Stirling are working on an exciting new project to open up opportunities for children and young people to access...


Live music & Mental Health Workshop, Emerging Minds (2021)

... Live music and Mental Health (2021 - ) In 2021, Children in Scotland led a unique, multi-partner research project that examined the impact of live music experiences on the mental health and wellbeing of children and young people. The Special...


Access All Arts Fund

...opportunities and support wellbeing. We believe the arts (things like drawing and painting, making music, creative writing and acting) are for everyone. Creative activities like these are great fun and they can help people express themselves and...


New Emerging Minds project will look at how live music could boost young people’s mental health

... New Emerging Minds project will examine how live music could boost young people’s mental health and wellbeing 5 February 2021 MEDIA RELEASE A unique multi-partner research project will examine evidence for the impact of live music...

Arts changing our world emerging minds Mental Health music research scottish ensemble stirling university Wellbeing

Yopa extends partnership with Children in Scotland during 30th anniversary year

...from across the children’s sector, will include speeches and a performance from a musician working with Drake music Scotland, plus networking opportunities. Verona Frankish, CEO of Yopa, said: "The Yopa Scotland team works at...


Q&A with Kara Brown: “There’s still stigma surrounding mental health, but it’s getting better”

...Scotland's national young people’s mental health charity. We were set up in memory of artist and musician Scott Hutchison, founding member and songwriter of the band Frightened Rabbit. Scott’s family set up the charity after he died by suicide...


Class act: promoting inclusive school settings

...to be some adjustments made for pupils such as wearing noise cancelling headphones or listening to music.   In addition, they welcomed an approach that would accommodate sensory needs, perhaps being allowed to use fidget toys or stress balls if...


Young people’s creative pursuits supported by national arts funding

...distributing £68,000 between 106 young people for a wide range of projects including visual arts, music, film and TV, and creative writing. Across both phases, children and young people were recruited to design and develop the fund. One of the...


Mirrors and windows - why representing LGBT people, their lives and histories is vital within teaching and learning

...or a codebreaker, a computer scientist, a civil rights activist; a football player; actor; musician; artist; writer… Fundamentally, they will learn that no matter who they are, they should be confident - no matter how many times they...


Annual Conference 2022: Behind the scenes with Changing our World

...speeches and visited the stands in the exhibition hall. Some members attended workshops, one on music, engagement and wellbeing with Nordoff Robbins and one on youth-led arts funding with Creative Scotland. Six in the group also delivered their...


The science of conflict management

...latest educational digital development. Aimed at young people, the Three Brains brings together music, science, film, and illustrations for a quirky, entertaining look at the mind-body connection, emotional regulation and wellbeing....

conflict relationships

Young people across Scotland encouraged to Access All Arts as phase two of Fund launches

...applications from children and young people and £68,000 being distributed to support visual art, music, film and TV and creative writing projects across Scotland. “We know many young people face barriers to accessing the arts, including...

access all arts Arts creative scotland creativity Wellbeing young people

Scotland could have a future where access to recreation, creativity and wellbeing is a foundational part of growing up

...and friends who are at the forefront of trying to address barriers to creativity – such as musicPlus, musicCares and musicBroth (click each link to access) – it is clear any Scottish model would need to:  Address years of...


New fund supports 106 young people with additional support needs to access the arts and unlock their creative potential

...of applications included requests to purchase items ranging from drawing and painting materials to musical instruments or photographic equipment. Funding allowed children and young people to attend music, dance or drama tuition classes, realise...

Arts ASN inclusion Participation young people

Sound and vision

... Sound and vision 21 Feb 2022 Thursa Sanderson OBE, Chief Executive of Drake music Scotland explains why creating accessible, inclusive opportunities means all our children can reap the benefits of learning to play musical instruments It is...


Project launched to understand participation through the pandemic

...to find out more Emerging Minds This partnership project researches live music's impact on child wellbeing Click to find out more Nurturing Talent Fund: New Routes We're recruiting to a new...


Encouraging moves on participation, and a promise to hold parliament to account

...in schools. We were pleased to note that various parties appreciated the importance of arts and music in schools and increasing the accessibility of this for pupils through measure such as abolishing fees for music and arts education. But we...

Arts calls citizens' assemblies democracy Education Election Learning manifest Participation Policy rights Scottish Government Scottish Parliament

Have Kitbag, will travel

...a talking stick, sand timers, finger puppets, scented oil, a story to help with relaxation and music for downloading to accompany this. These multi-sensory elements encourage children and their carers to become calm, share how they feel,...


25 and Up: For post-COVID renewal we need to be radical, and that includes with the arts

...of different subject areas right across the curriculum. Using arts approaches like dance, music, theatre and drama gives children a completely different, more stimulating, perspective of the curriculum and indeed of themselves, so that the...


Creating safety in the arts, as new guidance launches

...much of the work Creative Scotland funds involves children and young people, including the Youth music Initiative, the CashBack for Creativity programme, and the Time to Shine Youth Arts Strategy, so this resource remains a hugely relevant and...


25 Calls response: My daughter just wants to dance. So what’s stopping her?

...and the UK, as austerity-hit local authorities try to balance their books, we’re seeing how music, dance and other subjects deemed non-essential are the first to be kicked to the sidelines. Every child has multiple intelligences and creative...


25 Calls interview with Richard Wilkinson part 5: “There is a feeling that we are here to serve the economy rather than for the economy to serve us. We have to turn the tables”

...Wikipedia is the example that’s so often given, but there are also rock groups that put their music online that you can download for free, and the rewards they get are knowing that people like their stuff. And it might be the same if you do...

equality Health Inequality Policy

Funding confirmed for youth music programmes

... Magazine / Youth music Initiative funding confirmed by Scottish Government Posted 25.05.23 by Alice Hinds funding Learning music Scottish Schools From pipe bands to singing workshops, thousands of young music...

funding Learning music Scottish Schools

Young musicians invited to Hit The Road

... Magazine / Young musicians invited to Hit The Road for 10th anniversary tour Posted 21.09.23 by Alice Hinds Arts music scotland young people Celebrating 10 years of helping shape musical talent in Scotland,...

Arts music scotland young people

Free cycling events for families

...including Play Together on Pedals (click here for more) sessions for pre-school children, music workshops, a family sports zone, and stunt performances. Plus, there will be a free bike repair service to get your wheels ride-ready. Family...

cycling Cycling Scotland events health and wellbeing

Young people united through street art

...content Young people's voices at the heart of new pupil support project May 10 2023 Youth music Initiative funding confirmed by Scottish Government May 25 2023 Arts and minds: Embedding culture at all levels of policy August 7...

art care care experienced people creativity

Sophie Ward

...of work, Sophie enjoys spending time with her family, fair-weather running and playing music...

ward

Hannah Priest

...work, Hannah is an avid book collector and reader who also enjoys experiencing the diversity of music and theatre that the area has to...

priest

Climate-conscious theatre performance comes to Scottish schools

...of Scotland and Imaginate, the show is created and performed by Hazel Darwin-Clements with live music from Nik Paget-Tomlinson. Climate-minded touring The climate crisis is a central theme of Hazel Darwin-Clements' work, prompting her to develop...

Arts climate climate change environment schools

Lisa Maguire

...of work, Lisa enjoys the busy life of being a mum, running and almost anything that involves music...

maguire

‘We all have a story worth sharing and celebrating’

...young people and included pieces produced in workshops throughout the year, Afro-fusion food and music from the Glasgow African Balafon Orchestra. In addition, Young People’s Voices, a new group run by the Scottish Guardianship Service (a...

equality human rights refugee

Readers encouraged to ‘Keep the heid and read’

...study's results showed that reading was 68% more effective in reducing stress than listening to music, and 30% better than going for a walk. Pledging for prizes To encourage people to read during Mental Health Week, individuals, schools and...

literacy Mental Health reading Wellbeing

Member directory: full

...Bell's Family Centre Child-friendly family and community centre in Leith | drbells.co.uk Drake music Scotland Opportunities for disabled people to learn, compose and perform music | drakemusicscotland.org Dunbar ASN Community...


Meritxell Bulbena Vela

...relocated to Edinburgh.  Meritxell has degree qualifications in Finance and college diplomas in music. She spent her university years teaching music to children. In 2012, she volunteered to teach music and English to children in schools and...

bulbena

Member directory: N-S

...performance and progression opportunities for Brazilian street music | sambayabamba.com Save the Children Opportunities and aid to improve children’s lives | savethechildren.org.uk SBH Scotland Spina Bifida...


Member directory: A-F

...Bell's Family Centre Child-friendly family and community centre in Leith | drbells.co.uk Drake music Scotland Opportunities for disabled people to learn, compose and perform music | drakemusicscotland.org Dunbar ASN Community...


Tackling mental health stigma

...content Emerging Minds our project examining the impact of live music experiences on mental...

health and wellbeing Mental Health

Fresh warnings over child mental health pandemic

...in new Perth Living Museums exhibition Sept 6, 2021 Emerging Minds project will examine how live music could boost young people's health and wellbeing Feb 5, 2021 What's missing from the debate on transforming mental health outcomes for...

CAMHS Mental Health

Judith Turbyne

...Aside from her wonderful friends and family, the things that make her most happy are mountains, music, running, cricket and a good...

turbyne

Our Hearing's, Our Voice workshop presentation - Making Children's Rights Real Across Scotland

...has launched an interactive zine that includes animations, verbatim testimonies, poetry and music created and performed by the young people from OHOV and brought to life using actors’ voices and augmented reality. It also includes 40 Calls...


Learning Week 2021 - Transcripts

...to explore risk-taking behaviours Fast Forward Online game 'Own It' Arts-based participation: music matters The Sound Lab Self-expression through music for care experienced people  Creativity with care during COVID-19 Soundcloud Presentation...


"When their stories find expression, our whole society is enriched"

... "When their stories find expression, our whole society is enriched" Drake music Scotland provides music-making opportunities for people with disabilities across Scotland. For our Members' Spotlight, Thursa Sanderson tells us about innovative...


Arts and minds

...world’s first emoji-powered jukebox for mental health”, highlights the role of listening to music as a self-help strategy for many children and young people. At the more specialist end of mental health support, art therapy can be used to...


Member Spotlight: Seamab

...and playing games. Visiting specialists – external experts – deliver yoga, mindfulness and music. Our school dog supports children throughout the day with reading and play. Activities change with the seasons and as each child grows and...


“We made politicians sit up and listen”

...the presumption to mainstream. ACE Youth celebrated Year of Young People by hosting an inclusive music event – You Can’t Stop the Beat – at SWG3 Glasgow. This formed part of their latest campaign to influence change in the live music...


Call 1: Change the language of poverty: Young people deserve dignity, not stigma and discrimination

...school, I have lots of friends and there’s lots going on in my community. I play football, a musical instrument and have lots of opportunities to volunteer. My community has struggles but folk are welcoming and it is wonderfully diverse,...


Call 24: Ensure all children can participate in high quality, innovative arts experiences from the earliest age

...age By Rhona Matheson, Starcatchers It was during a performance of Hup, our live classical musical and theatre experience in an Aberdeen nursery, that a two-year-old girl who had been selectively mute since the death of her mother spoke...

25 calls

The Membership Team

...of work, Sophie enjoys spending time with her family, fair-weather running and playing music. sward@childreninscotland.org.uk Cat Kozlowski Senior Learning & Events Officer Cat joined Children in Scotland in January 2019 and is our...



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2023 highlights: reflecting on a milestone year

...All Arts Fund (click here for more), helping to support a range of creative interests including music, photography, dance, film and TV, drawing and painting, and creative writing. Children in Scotland’s young people’s advisory group,...


Further phase of national arts funding announced, as Access All Arts report launches

...to the arts to apply for funding for a range of arts activities, from ceramics and painting to music and dance. The report on this year’s delivery comes ahead of a new round of funding, which will open for applications in the new year....


New Emerging Minds project will look at how live music could boost young people’s mental health

... New Emerging Minds project will examine how live music could boost young people’s mental health and wellbeing 5 February 2021 MEDIA RELEASE A unique multi-partner research project will examine evidence for the impact of live music...

Arts changing our world emerging minds Mental Health music research scottish ensemble stirling university Wellbeing

Yopa extends partnership with Children in Scotland during 30th anniversary year

...from across the children’s sector, will include speeches and a performance from a musician working with Drake music Scotland, plus networking opportunities. Verona Frankish, CEO of Yopa, said: "The Yopa Scotland team works at...


Q&A with Kara Brown: “There’s still stigma surrounding mental health, but it’s getting better”

...Scotland's national young people’s mental health charity. We were set up in memory of artist and musician Scott Hutchison, founding member and songwriter of the band Frightened Rabbit. Scott’s family set up the charity after he died by suicide...


Class act: promoting inclusive school settings

...to be some adjustments made for pupils such as wearing noise cancelling headphones or listening to music.   In addition, they welcomed an approach that would accommodate sensory needs, perhaps being allowed to use fidget toys or stress balls if...


Young people’s creative pursuits supported by national arts funding

...distributing £68,000 between 106 young people for a wide range of projects including visual arts, music, film and TV, and creative writing. Across both phases, children and young people were recruited to design and develop the fund. One of the...


Mirrors and windows - why representing LGBT people, their lives and histories is vital within teaching and learning

...or a codebreaker, a computer scientist, a civil rights activist; a football player; actor; musician; artist; writer… Fundamentally, they will learn that no matter who they are, they should be confident - no matter how many times they...


Annual Conference 2022: Behind the scenes with Changing our World

...speeches and visited the stands in the exhibition hall. Some members attended workshops, one on music, engagement and wellbeing with Nordoff Robbins and one on youth-led arts funding with Creative Scotland. Six in the group also delivered their...


The science of conflict management

...latest educational digital development. Aimed at young people, the Three Brains brings together music, science, film, and illustrations for a quirky, entertaining look at the mind-body connection, emotional regulation and wellbeing....

conflict relationships

Young people across Scotland encouraged to Access All Arts as phase two of Fund launches

...applications from children and young people and £68,000 being distributed to support visual art, music, film and TV and creative writing projects across Scotland. “We know many young people face barriers to accessing the arts, including...

access all arts Arts creative scotland creativity Wellbeing young people

Scotland could have a future where access to recreation, creativity and wellbeing is a foundational part of growing up

...and friends who are at the forefront of trying to address barriers to creativity – such as musicPlus, musicCares and musicBroth (click each link to access) – it is clear any Scottish model would need to:  Address years of...


New fund supports 106 young people with additional support needs to access the arts and unlock their creative potential

...of applications included requests to purchase items ranging from drawing and painting materials to musical instruments or photographic equipment. Funding allowed children and young people to attend music, dance or drama tuition classes, realise...

Arts ASN inclusion Participation young people

Sound and vision

... Sound and vision 21 Feb 2022 Thursa Sanderson OBE, Chief Executive of Drake music Scotland explains why creating accessible, inclusive opportunities means all our children can reap the benefits of learning to play musical instruments It is...


Project launched to understand participation through the pandemic

...to find out more Emerging Minds This partnership project researches live music's impact on child wellbeing Click to find out more Nurturing Talent Fund: New Routes We're recruiting to a new...


Encouraging moves on participation, and a promise to hold parliament to account

...in schools. We were pleased to note that various parties appreciated the importance of arts and music in schools and increasing the accessibility of this for pupils through measure such as abolishing fees for music and arts education. But we...

Arts calls citizens' assemblies democracy Education Election Learning manifest Participation Policy rights Scottish Government Scottish Parliament

Have Kitbag, will travel

...a talking stick, sand timers, finger puppets, scented oil, a story to help with relaxation and music for downloading to accompany this. These multi-sensory elements encourage children and their carers to become calm, share how they feel,...


25 and Up: For post-COVID renewal we need to be radical, and that includes with the arts

...of different subject areas right across the curriculum. Using arts approaches like dance, music, theatre and drama gives children a completely different, more stimulating, perspective of the curriculum and indeed of themselves, so that the...


Creating safety in the arts, as new guidance launches

...much of the work Creative Scotland funds involves children and young people, including the Youth music Initiative, the CashBack for Creativity programme, and the Time to Shine Youth Arts Strategy, so this resource remains a hugely relevant and...


25 Calls response: My daughter just wants to dance. So what’s stopping her?

...and the UK, as austerity-hit local authorities try to balance their books, we’re seeing how music, dance and other subjects deemed non-essential are the first to be kicked to the sidelines. Every child has multiple intelligences and creative...


25 Calls interview with Richard Wilkinson part 5: “There is a feeling that we are here to serve the economy rather than for the economy to serve us. We have to turn the tables”

...Wikipedia is the example that’s so often given, but there are also rock groups that put their music online that you can download for free, and the rewards they get are knowing that people like their stuff. And it might be the same if you do...

equality Health Inequality Policy


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Sophie Ward

...of work, Sophie enjoys spending time with her family, fair-weather running and playing music...

ward

Hannah Priest

...work, Hannah is an avid book collector and reader who also enjoys experiencing the diversity of music and theatre that the area has to...

priest

Lisa Maguire

...of work, Lisa enjoys the busy life of being a mum, running and almost anything that involves music...

maguire

Judith Turbyne

...Aside from her wonderful friends and family, the things that make her most happy are mountains, music, running, cricket and a good...

turbyne


Our Hearing's, Our Voice workshop presentation - Making Children's Rights Real Across Scotland

...has launched an interactive zine that includes animations, verbatim testimonies, poetry and music created and performed by the young people from OHOV and brought to life using actors’ voices and augmented reality. It also includes 40 Calls...


Learning Week 2021 - Transcripts

...to explore risk-taking behaviours Fast Forward Online game 'Own It' Arts-based participation: music matters The Sound Lab Self-expression through music for care experienced people  Creativity with care during COVID-19 Soundcloud Presentation...



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Funding confirmed for youth music programmes
post

... Magazine / Youth music Initiative funding confirmed by Scottish Government Posted 25.05.23 by Alice Hinds funding Learning music Scottish Schools From pipe bands to singing workshops, thousands of young music...

funding Learning music Scottish Schools

Young musicians invited to Hit The Road
post

... Magazine / Young musicians invited to Hit The Road for 10th anniversary tour Posted 21.09.23 by Alice Hinds Arts music scotland young people Celebrating 10 years of helping shape musical talent in Scotland,...

Arts music scotland young people

Free cycling events for families
post

...including Play Together on Pedals (click here for more) sessions for pre-school children, music workshops, a family sports zone, and stunt performances. Plus, there will be a free bike repair service to get your wheels ride-ready. Family...

cycling Cycling Scotland events health and wellbeing

Young people united through street art
post

...content Young people's voices at the heart of new pupil support project May 10 2023 Youth music Initiative funding confirmed by Scottish Government May 25 2023 Arts and minds: Embedding culture at all levels of policy August 7...

art care care experienced people creativity

Climate-conscious theatre performance comes to Scottish schools
post

...of Scotland and Imaginate, the show is created and performed by Hazel Darwin-Clements with live music from Nik Paget-Tomlinson. Climate-minded touring The climate crisis is a central theme of Hazel Darwin-Clements' work, prompting her to develop...

Arts climate climate change environment schools

‘We all have a story worth sharing and celebrating’
post

...young people and included pieces produced in workshops throughout the year, Afro-fusion food and music from the Glasgow African Balafon Orchestra. In addition, Young People’s Voices, a new group run by the Scottish Guardianship Service (a...

equality human rights refugee

Readers encouraged to ‘Keep the heid and read’
post

...study's results showed that reading was 68% more effective in reducing stress than listening to music, and 30% better than going for a walk. Pledging for prizes To encourage people to read during Mental Health Week, individuals, schools and...

literacy Mental Health reading Wellbeing

Member directory: full
post

...Bell's Family Centre Child-friendly family and community centre in Leith | drbells.co.uk Drake music Scotland Opportunities for disabled people to learn, compose and perform music | drakemusicscotland.org Dunbar ASN Community...


Meritxell Bulbena Vela
post

...relocated to Edinburgh.  Meritxell has degree qualifications in Finance and college diplomas in music. She spent her university years teaching music to children. In 2012, she volunteered to teach music and English to children in schools and...

bulbena

Member directory: N-S
post

...performance and progression opportunities for Brazilian street music | sambayabamba.com Save the Children Opportunities and aid to improve children’s lives | savethechildren.org.uk SBH Scotland Spina Bifida...


Member directory: A-F
post

...Bell's Family Centre Child-friendly family and community centre in Leith | drbells.co.uk Drake music Scotland Opportunities for disabled people to learn, compose and perform music | drakemusicscotland.org Dunbar ASN Community...


Tackling mental health stigma
post

...content Emerging Minds our project examining the impact of live music experiences on mental...

health and wellbeing Mental Health

Fresh warnings over child mental health pandemic
post

...in new Perth Living Museums exhibition Sept 6, 2021 Emerging Minds project will examine how live music could boost young people's health and wellbeing Feb 5, 2021 What's missing from the debate on transforming mental health outcomes for...

CAMHS Mental Health

"When their stories find expression, our whole society is enriched"
post

... "When their stories find expression, our whole society is enriched" Drake music Scotland provides music-making opportunities for people with disabilities across Scotland. For our Members' Spotlight, Thursa Sanderson tells us about innovative...


Arts and minds
post

...world’s first emoji-powered jukebox for mental health”, highlights the role of listening to music as a self-help strategy for many children and young people. At the more specialist end of mental health support, art therapy can be used to...


Member Spotlight: Seamab
post

...and playing games. Visiting specialists – external experts – deliver yoga, mindfulness and music. Our school dog supports children throughout the day with reading and play. Activities change with the seasons and as each child grows and...


“We made politicians sit up and listen”
post

...the presumption to mainstream. ACE Youth celebrated Year of Young People by hosting an inclusive music event – You Can’t Stop the Beat – at SWG3 Glasgow. This formed part of their latest campaign to influence change in the live music...


Call 1: Change the language of poverty: Young people deserve dignity, not stigma and discrimination
post

...school, I have lots of friends and there’s lots going on in my community. I play football, a musical instrument and have lots of opportunities to volunteer. My community has struggles but folk are welcoming and it is wonderfully diverse,...


Call 24: Ensure all children can participate in high quality, innovative arts experiences from the earliest age
post

...age By Rhona Matheson, Starcatchers It was during a performance of Hup, our live classical musical and theatre experience in an Aberdeen nursery, that a two-year-old girl who had been selectively mute since the death of her mother spoke...

25 calls

The Membership Team
post

...of work, Sophie enjoys spending time with her family, fair-weather running and playing music. sward@childreninscotland.org.uk Cat Kozlowski Senior Learning & Events Officer Cat joined Children in Scotland in January 2019 and is our...