ARTS provision in Moray has been boosted with a contribution of more than £200,000.
Creative Scotland announced this week that £205,819 will be spent in Moray as part of a ‘Time To Shine’ initiative, organised by Scotland’s National Youth Arts Strategy.
A total of nine regional arts ‘Hubs’ will be created across Scotland as part of the £3.1 million investment, which will see providers of youth arts and services come together.
Moray’s share of the money will be used to start-up a new youth arts mentoring programme.
The Findhorn Bay Arts group is at the forefront of the new initiative, which is aimed at exploring a new model of arts provision for young people in a bid to nurture and develop new talent.
Kresanna Aigner, the director at Findhorn Bay Arts Festival, said: "The Youth Arts Hub, and the funding to support iGNITE, is incredibly exciting news and presents a tangible opportunity for all our iGNITE partners, and in particular for children and young people in Moray."
Last year Moray Council courted national controversy when it axed completely its £90,000 arts budget as part of cost saving measures.
Read the full story of the arts boost for Moray in ‘The Scot’ print version.