New funding for Youth Arts in Midlothian

Midlothian Voluntary Action is proud to be working in partnership with local social enterprise, Made in Midlothian, on a project that will support freelance artists to work with children and young people in Midlothian.

Funded by Creative Scotland’s Youth Arts Small Grants Scheme, the project will provide small grants to artists across a range of media to work with groups of children and young people who have been most adversely affected by the Covid 19 pandemic. Local MSP, Colin Beattie, has congratulated Made in Midlothian on their success, in a motion to the Scottish Parliament. 

The small grant fund will open for applications from artists on 25 January.

See Made in Midlothian’s website for more information about the project.


“This funding will support Made in Midlothian to empower freelance arts practitioners to deliver activity across the community, and bring meaningful creative experiences to children and young people, whose well-being has been so severely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.”

Colin Bradie, Interim Head of Creative Learning, Creative Scotland