The Big Music Project

Youth Scotland is joining forces with the recorded music industry, Capital FM, the iconic BRITs brand and UK Youth to create training and development opportunities for young people across Scotland through the BIG Music Project, funded by the BIG Lottery Fund.

The BIG Music Project
"We want to see more kids playing music, getting jobs and making a difference in their communities. That's what the BIG Music project is all about we're right behind it." - The Wanted

The project offers opportunities for young people aged 14-24 to engage with, and access work placements in, the music industry and related professions. They will have access to performances by well-known artists and be supported to develop and attend youth led music projects.

The Big Music Project Music Hubs

A major part of the project involves setting up 100 music hubs across the UK, partnering with Youth Scotland to offer organisations working with young people in each region of Scotland, the chance to become BIG Music Project Hubs and be part of a UK-wide music network.

Each Hub will be given funding, toolkits and free training to recruit and support 10 young people aged 16 - 24 (Music Champions) to run their own community music projects, to develop their skills, to share their knowledge with their peers, and to gain accreditation for their achievements through Music Hubs.

The aim of the Big Music Hub project is to:

  • Build and accredit peer education skills and opportunities amongst young people
  • offer young people personal and career development opportunities within the music industry
  • create music-based learning opportunities and events in local communities

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