A scheme to encourage young people aged 12-25 in the Highland region to get involved in creative activities.
The HYAB will contribute up to £500 for a project idea put forward by an individual, and up to £1,000 for a project idea put forward by a group of two or more people.
The Highland Youth Arts Hub was established in 2014 with funding from Creative Scotland, in an attempt to boost youth arts provision across the country. The project is supported by Time to Shine, Scotland's first national youth arts strategy.
Set up by the Highland Youth Arts Hub (HYAB), the Creative in Your Community scheme has been created with the intention of encouraging young people aged 12-25 to become involved in creative activity throughout the region.
Funding cannot be used to:
- Support activities which have already started.
- Pay for an individual to go on an existing course.
- Purchase equipment (eg musical instruments, laptops, flip cameras, etc) unless it can be evidenced that such equipment is vital to the success of the proposed project.
Funding is available to young people aged 12-25 in the Highland Council area, who can demonstrate ambition, enthusiasm or talent.
Projects must engage other young people in your community and should include at least two different art forms from the following:
- Visual Arts.
- Digital Arts.
Project proposals should also address at least one of the following issues:
- Supporting talent - this could include applicants who have reached a high standard in an art form and would like to create a project that will challenge them and others in the community.
- Encouraging participation - this could include applicants who live in a rural community where there is not currently an opportunity to take part in any/many creative projects and they would like to make something new happen; or those who have a disability that has previously been a barrier to participation in creative projects.
In kind match funding is encouraged, eg in the form of venue or equipment access.
Examples of potential projects include setting up new workshops, staging a gig or festival, or creating a film.
This scheme has now closed. The last deadline for the scheme was 29 July 2016. Information regarding future rounds will be given once available.
An application form is available online.
Applicants are required to ask two people to act as referees to support their application. At least one referee must not be related to the applicant.
Applicants must submit an outline budget for their proposed project. This should include the following information:
- Fees to artists for leading workshops or performing.
- Equipment (eg hiring a PA system, projector, etc).
- Travel costs.
- Food costs.
- Marketing and promotion costs (eg printing posters, taking out an advert in a local newspaper, etc).
- Venue hire.