Time to Shine: Scotland's Youth Arts Strategy For Ages 0-25
Powell, M. (2015) Time to Shine: Scotland's Youth Arts Strategy For Ages 0-25, Cultural Trends, vol. 24, , pp. 281-284,
Creative Scotland's ten-year plan for youth arts, Time to Shine (2013), was funded to the tune of 5m by the Scottish Government's Young Scots Fund. When Creative Scotland was formed in 2009, a Concordant of Intent- was submitted to the new Scottish National Party's minority government. Produced by four national youth performing arts companies (NYPAC), the National Youth Choir of Scotland, The National Youth Orchestras of Scotland, the Scottish Youth Theatre and YDance (Scottish Youth Dance), the document provided a catalyst for a national discussion on the youth arts- involving nearly two thousand stakeholders- (p5). Time to Shine is the product of that national discussion and the object of this review.