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A new website for creative young people in Fife is on the lookout for people who can help the project reach its full potential.

The #Hub8 site was launched in January and was created as part of the Fife Youth Arts Hub (FYAH), which takes place at seven locations right across Fife, including Buckhaven.

And now the young people involved have created a special video to help attract ‘Directors and Connectors’ to help spread the message of the project.

Within the hub, a connector will act like a citizen journalist and will be responsible for raising the profile of the FYAH to other young people, as well as providing effective communication between the hubs and the community.

The role will last for at least 18 months, and those involved will receive full training from the Media Trust and have the opportunity to work toward nationally recognised qualifications.

The second role, director, is open to people who want to help shape the future of the FYAH, and anyone joining will become part of the Hub8 board.

The #Hub8 launch in Fife

The #Hub8 launch in Fife

They will be responsible for communicating with and representing the views of young people in their communities and will represent the Fife Youth Arts at national and regional level.

To give you all the information you need about both roles, some of the youngsters involved in the FYAH have created a short film which explains all you need to know. Head to www.hub8fife.com/fife-youth-arts-connectors-apply-now to view it now.

Janet Robertson, manager of FYAH, said: Hub8Fife is just at the start of its life and we would love all organisations working with children and young people to use the platform to get in touch with us, the share their events and celebrate their achievements.

“Right now FYAH are recruiting children and young people as Directors and Connectors for our project.

These are great opportunities to get involved in shaping creative arts here in Fife.

“These are great opportunities to get involved in shaping creative arts here in Fife.

“We are looking for children and young people from aged 6 – 25 for this part of the programme.

“These are rewarded roles with an annual cash ‘thank you’ and lots of opportunities to gain new skill, meet performers, creators and directors, and get a qualification through Arts and/or Youth awards.”

She added: “From taking part in dance classes with Scotland’s national youth dance company YDance, learning about local opportunities with the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland to appearing as a film extra, making your own photo story book, getting into radio to appearing live at Edinburgh Fringe Festival. FYAH has all this and more to offer.”

Anyone who wishes to apply for either a connector or director post should film a short video with some information about themselves, what they want to learn as a connector/director and how they would get the voices of young people heard locally.

Alternatively - if you’re a bit camera shy! - you can write a short story with the above information included.

The deadline for applications is March 20, and you will need to visit www.hub8fife.com to fill in an application.

If you would like to find out more about #Hub8 and what the youngsters have been up to since the project was launched two months ago, including videos, podcasts and quizzes, just head to the website above.