Music Space

Music Space is an initiative which launched in 2022 and is produced by AC Projects and its flagship festival Counterflows. It has been set up for young people (18–24) who are based in Glasgow, and who are interested in exploring sound and music.

Each year we offer two bursaries which include financial support, a year membership with Music Broth including access to their instrument library, musicians, a residency opportunity supported by the CCA’s Creative Lab programme, and mentoring sessions with artists and musicians. For 2023–24 artist Mele Broomes is managing the programme of mentors as well as providing monthly mentoring sessions.

We also programme an annual series of practice-based workshops devised for young people. See ‘Creative Sessions’ for further details.

Funded by the Scottish Government’s Youth Music Initiative through Creative Scotland.


Music Space on on BBC Radio 6

Yesterday we were invited to chat about Music Space on BBC Radio 6 as part of Huw Stephen’s show DIY Life, which celebrates grassroots music in the UK. Matilda spoke with Emily Pilbeam on the show, you can listen to it here at 1:42:45. We were also delighted to play Eyve’s new track But Baby That’s […]

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Music Space Artist

ACE VIS!ON (he/they) is a spoken word poet, actor, and active rapper/musician who creates and releases their own music and pieces independently, as well as part of several local bands and collectives in and around Glasgow. As a queer identifying POC, they frequently collaborate with groups and organisations involved in social justice and activism, leading and participating […]


Music Space Artist

The Rapper, Producer and DJ based between Edinburgh & Glasgow, has been shaking up the growing Scottish Rap & HipHop scene from the underground arena. Since the release of their first mixtape in 2021, XZO (they/them) has risen fast on the Scottish scene playing iconic venues and events including King Tuts, St Lukes, Celtic Connections […]


Music Space Artist

Mawaddah is an Afro-Arab singer-songwriter based in Glasgow. Her practice explores ways to merge Eastern and Western music to create a familiar new sound that connects with people from different cultures around the world. During the bursary Mawaddah is keen to learn more about music arrangement and develop her skills in recording music with an […]


Music Space Artist

Eyve is a singer, rapper and a songwriter. She understands music to be a universal language and loves to mix different genres together to come up with unique sounds. Eyve has mostly created music by herself but has also been involved in bands and choirs and finds the feeling of coming together to make music and […]

Upcoming Creative Sessions
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6 Dec 2022, 18.00–20.00
Cafe Buena Vida

Break on to the Airwaves with Radio Buena Vida

Get to grips with broadcasting and curating shows as the team behind Radio Buena Vida invite you to their home on Victoria Road, feel free to bring along a USB or records, and plenty of questions! You’ll gain insight into how this community station reaches listeners worldwide, learn technical processes, what makes a good show, […]

14 Dec 2022, 18.00–20.00
CCA Theatre

Graphic Score Making with Laurie Pitt

Devise and play graphic scores using a range of instruments and sound-making devices. Participants are welcome to bring their own instruments to this dynamic 2hr session, but no musical knowledge or experience is necessary. This session will be held at CCA in the Theatre space on the first floor. Please follow this link to view details […]

Past Creative Sessions
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6 Apr 2024, 10.00–16.00
on location and at The Dream Machine

Field Recording with Inge Thomson

In this practical 2-part workshop with Inge Thomson, you will explore approaches to field recording and editing. In the first session we will be on location recording pond life as it wakes up at the end of Winter, using hydrophones you will hear what’s under the surface of the water. In the second session Inge […]

6 Mar 2024, 18.00–20.00
The Dream Machine

Decolonising the Guitar with Ray Aggs

In this workshop Ray Aggs will read from their zine ‘DIY GUITAR FOR BEGINNERS’ and talk about the roots of the guitar from a black feminist perspective. They aim at demystifying the instrument by deconstructing the white male rock’n roll cannon and exposing the whitewashing of punk, folk and rock history. We will talk traditional […]