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Time to Shine is a new opportunity for young people in all parts of Shetland to really get involved in the arts activities they want. Time to Shine is being launched by Creative Scotland. Shetland Arts is working with Shetland Islands Council's Creative Links and Youth Services to make this happen in Shetland. Young people will be at the heart of Time to Shine from the start.

As part of this process, we have developed a brief questionnaire which will inform the project's development. If you are a young person aged between 0 and 25, or work with children and young people, are a parent or carer, work for an organisation which works with young people or have an interest in youth arts, please take a little time to complete it - *** The questionnaire is now closed ***

Introduction to Time To Shine

In November 2013 Creative Scotland laid out their vision in "Time To Shine: Scotland’s Youth Arts Strategy" and made funding available for partners to develop regional Hubs as focal points for regional youth arts delivery. Each Hub will feature one lead organisation working in partnership with local, regional and national stakeholders.  The Hubs will work over two years, to address the three aims of Time to Shine:
  1. To address inequalities and increase access for all
  2. To nurture and celebrate ambition, enthusiasm and talent
  3. To develop infrastructure for the children’s and young people’s arts sector and ensure continuous quality improvement

Local context

Shetland Arts, Shetland Youth Services and Creative Links are currently working to secure the funding in order to build on and improve the partnerships that already exist to deliver arts activities for young people in Shetland. If the bid is successful, they will work together in order to help coordinate better collaboration between youth arts providers and other youth services in Shetland, in the Highlands and Islands and nationally.

The two year project will aim to achieve the following:

  • Extend the breadth and depth of regional youth arts engagement
  • Improve regional infrastructure for work with children and young people
  • Effectively engage children and young people as decision makers
  • Improve collaboration between local, regional and national youth arts providers and other youth service providers
  • Raise the local, regional and national profile of youth arts
  • Use digital media as an integral element of regional development

Further Information

Online questionnaire - *** The questionnaire is now closed ***

Time To Shine - http://www.creativescotland.com/explore/national-youth-arts-strategy

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