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Argyll Youth Arts

24 Aug 2015

We are delighted to introduce Argyll Youth Arts, an exciting new project that is empowering young people to take charge of creative activites and opportunities that are developed and delivered here.

AYA is giving young people the chance to experience new things, work alongside arts professionals and meet like-minded young collaborators. In just a short time we have been inspired and enthused by the talent and ideas of those onboard and we're keen to reach out to as many young creatives as possible in the region. 

In April 2014, Creative Scotland made a commitment to increasing opportunities for young people in Scotland to experience creative arts activity through a national, government backed initiative called Time to Shine. Following a national application process a consortium of professional arts organisations across Argyll & Bute, led by Comar, were awarded funding to set up the new Argyll Youth Arts. There are now nine Youth Arts Hubs being set up across Scotland and each project is working hard to ensure that young people’s creative voices and ambitions are at the heart of everything they do.

Watch this space for future activities. If you'd like further information please email

Argyll Youth Arts comprises a collective of creative and cultural organisations from across Argyll & Bute all of whom place young people at the centre of their working practice. These include:

Mull - Comar
Oban - The Rockfield Centre
Lochgilphead - Artmap Argyll
Tarbert - Tarbert Arts and Leisure Centre (TALC) / Artmap Argyll
Campbeltown - Creative partner TBC
Dunoon - Dunoon Burgh Hall
Bute - Creative Partner tbc
Helensburgh - Cove Park
Islay - Argyll College / Islay and Jura Youth Action
Tiree/Coll - Creative Partner tbc