Lyth Arts Centre Open Youth Programme Applications

Lyth Arts Centre in Caithness have opened applications to their Caithness Young Creatives (CYC) initiative, which aims to nurture upcoming talent in theatre, drama, and music.

Lyth, the most northerly mainland arts centre in the UK, are welcoming applications from anyone aged 14-19 years old who wish to gain experience in the creative industries. The team will also influence the creation of a new career hub for young people in the area.

In a statement on their website, Lyth Arts Centre said that CYC “will be a club for young people, led by young people. CYC will provide a regular programme of workshops led by artists and creative practitioners giving young people a chance to have a go or develop skills in a variety of creative subjects.

“The CYC Steering Group will be involved in the planning and organising of the creative programme that Caithness Young Creatives will follow throughout the year. The Lyth Arts Centre staff team will support the steering group throughout this process.”

The centre is supported by the Scottish Government’s Youth Arts Fund, which finances opportunities for children and young people across Scotland during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Established in 1977, the Lyth Arts Centre presents a programme of live theatre and dance each year between February and December. During the pandemic, the centre have continued to support artists through LAC in Lockdown.

Applications for the CYC close at 17:00 on 7 May. More information and the link to apply can be accessed here.

Words by James Hanton

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