Funding awarded for shmu to continue Aberdeen Youth Music Partnership

Aberdeen Youth Music Partnership will work to strengthen sector in 2022

shmu has been awarded £10,000 by Creative Scotland’s Youth Music Initiative to continue to deliver the Aberdeen Youth Music Partnership (AYMP). The project will build on a successful year of work in 2020/21 and run throughout 2022.

The AYMP brings together organisations, practitioners and young people in Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire to help strengthen the youth music sector in the region.

The partnership includes representatives from shmu, Aberdeen Performing Arts, Big Noise Torry, North East Scotland College (NESCOL), sound, Aberdeenshire Council and Aberdeen City Council.

The project will include the development of a toolkit and case studies to support more music-making. Shaped and influenced by young people and those who deliver youth music activity across the region, It will bring people together virtually (and hopefully physically) over the year to explore how we can support each other and strengthen the youth music sector.

Project updates and further youth music opportunities in the region will be published on 57 North’s dedicated Youth Music pages.

If you're a young person or music practitioner and interested in becoming involved, please contact