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CatStrand Young Creatives offer a year-round programme of arts related engagement and development opportunities for children and young people aged 4-25 years living in the Glenkens.


 Inspiring and empowering children and young people to flourish through arts and creativity. 

CatStrand Young Creatives offer a year-round programme of arts related engagement and development opportunities for children and young people aged 4-25 years living in the Glenkens.


Young  Music Makers Project

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We are so excited to announce the launch of our new funded project, "Young Music Makers!"


Young Music Makers, a CatStrand Young Creatives Project, is part of The Scottish Government’s Youth Music Initiative (YMI) which is administered by Creative Scotland. The YMI creates access to high quality music making opportunities, enables young people to achieve their potential in or through music and supports the development of the sector for the benefit of young people.

Young Music Makers is a year long project including private and group music lessons in Ukulele, guitar, piano. We will also be running family musical taster workshops, singing and vocal lessons and musical technology workshops.


Young Music Makers goes beyond just music lessons. We will also be offering young musicians the opportunity to develop their skills and kick start their musical career through mentoring, group workshops, performances, and collaborative projects. We believe that building a community of young musicians is essential for their growth and success.


If you know a young musician who is eager to learn and grow in their craft, we encourage you to get involved! Stay tuned for more information on how to enrol and let's make some music together.

 Youth Music Internship Opportunity

Closing date for applications - Friday 15th September.

Part Time – 10hours a week at £10.98. Will include Saturdays and one afternoon a week TBA.

The Youth Music Coordinator Internship is an excellent opportunity for a recent graduate, college or school leaver with strong interest in music or arts management

The Youth Music Intern will work with the Young Creatives Programme Lead to ensure the Young Music Maker Project runs smoothly and efficiently including producing progress reports, coordinating with tutors, practitioners and students, and resolving conflicts should any arise.

We’re looking for a recent graduate, or a school / college leaver with a demonstrable interest in developing a career in music or arts management. You will be the main face of CatStrand for the tutors, practitioners and students with respect to this programme, so you need to be well organised, confident and pleasant when dealing with new people and a great ambassador for us.

Email Cat for full details


Launch of 'Dance Steps' Initiative

Dance Step is a new Young Creatives initiative and will provide young people the opportunity to explore the world of dance.

Each month, participants will be introduced to a different dance form in these high energetic workshops, led by professional dancers and dance tutors.

Workshops will include jazz and tap, hip hop, street dance, musical theatre, ballet and much more. Participants will also have the opportunity to us the 'Dance Space' session on a thursday bi weekly basis.

Participants are encouraged to attend all monthly sessions to benefit from this opportuntity. No experience necessary. 


Click here for details about the dance teacher we will be working with. Full dates can be found on the 'what's on page.

CatStrand Young Critics Programme - 18 year plus

The Young Critics is a programme of CatStrand Young Creatives funded by Holywood Trust.


We know that theatre is a place to develop young artists and young citizens and we promote youth creative art opportunities that focus on the artistic, personal and social development of young people. It is part of Young Creatives commitment to developing young people’s awareness and appreciation of the aesthetic of theatre and performance events.

CatStrand Young Critics programme is open to young adults who are interested in watching theatre, dance and music performances and critically discussing, analysing and reviewing work. Click here for full details

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