What is the Ayrshire Youth Arts Network?

A new youth led initiative funded by Creative Scotland as part of the national ‘Time To Shine’ youth arts strategy. Its purpose is to enrich young people’s lives through arts and creativity.

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  • Increase arts opportunities for young people aged 11-19 by 10%, including access to more opportunities for ages 0-25 years
  • Develop a regional infrastructure for arts
  • Establish sustainable infrastructure to give young people a voice and support to make decisions
  • Improve collaboration between organisations and artists
  • Raise profile of the arts for the regions young people
  • Implement and sustain a digital media platform

To find out more visit Ayrshire Youth Arts Network


Jeremy Wyatt – Director
Natalie McFadyen White – Program Manager
Grant F Kidd – AYAN Coordinator


Marie Blackwood – North Ayrshire Council/Harbour Arts Centre
Lesley Forsyth – North Ayrshire Council
Helen Duncan – East Ayrshire Council
Gillian Anderson – CVO East Ayrshire
Laura Kerr – South Ayrshire Council
Dianne Quinn – Ayrshire College
University of the West of Scotland (UWS)

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