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The Fruitmarket Gallery

The Fruitmarket Gallery
shows the work of some of the world’s most important Scottish and international artists and helps people engage with it in a way that is meaningful to them. Fresh Fruit is a group of young people aged 16–25 who work together and with artists at Fruitmarket to explore ideas and make and share art. Their programme of workshops is inspired by each exhibition, designed with and for young people. Their Year of Young People 2018 Project will focus on working with under-represented young people including those who are from BAME communities, disabled young people and young people who are not in education, training or employment. 

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is an international art-space which commissions, produces and presents contemporary arts projects. Net Effect is Tramway’s young people’s group aged 16-25 years. Their activity for Year of Young People would bring existing members together with new recruits from the Youth Community Support Agency and other local partners.

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 Templar Arts and leisure centre


The Templar Art & Leisure Centre (TALC) was built wholly with Lottery Funding and opened in 2002. It is managed overall by the Trustees, who are publicly elected by the community, but the day-to-day management is undertaken by a management committee, mainly put forward by users of the Centre. TALC is located at the beautiful harbour front in Tarbert – a small fishing village in Kintyre, Argyll. There are several tutors providing classes in arts and crafts and music and approximately 20 community groups using the building.

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Other partners


In 2018, Scotland puts its young people in the spotlight, celebrating their talents, contributions and creating new opportunities for them to shine. The Year of Young People 2018 is a year-long programme of events and activities that will give young people in Scotland the opportunity to show the world what they are made of.

The John Byrne Award
is a competition delivered by Scottish charity, The Iris Initiative. The competition is open to 16-25 year olds living in Scotland which supports the creative expression of values. Young people are invited to submit any piece of original, creative work along with 200 words describing what values their entry represents and why that value is important to them. Entries are accepted 365 days a year via email and Facebook. All entries are exhibited on an online gallery. Each month the best entry is promoted on social media and in The Herald newspaper. The competition culminates in an annual awards ceremony in February attended by 300 guests and sees awards made to the best entry in ‘visual art’, ‘video’, ‘music’, ‘writing’ and ‘other’ categories.

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