Issue 282

16 to 24 year olds

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The Scottish Government’s youth arts strategy aims to increase engagement in the arts as well as tackle inequality. Fiona Hyslop outlines how it has evolved.

I strongly believe that music, dance, art, literature and theatre help us all to broaden our horizons, challenge our preconceptions, promote awareness of other cultures and experiences, and move us towards a deeper understanding of the world we live in. My One Scotland programme underlined how we will create a wealthier and more equal society, and tackling social justice and reducing inequalities is one of our most important priorities. We know that through the well-established links between...

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Youth Dance England’s Ambassador programme offers young people the chance to satisfy their passion for dance as well as develop valuable career skills, says Claire Somerville.

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Orchestras Live invited a group of 16-22 year olds to produce a concert with the City of London Sinfonia. Jan Ford was impressed by their creativity, imagination and enthusiasm.

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Inviting Sir Harrison Birtwistle as composer in residence to a new music festival had the desired effect on the student performers and composers, says Richard Causton.

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