Music Space

Music Space is a bursary programme produced by Counterflows which launched in March 2022. 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 and equipment loans, as well as monthly mentoring sessions with Music Space mentors and chosen artists/musicians.

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.


CCA residency begins with ACE VIS!ON and XZO

ACE VIS!ON and XZO will be using the Creative Lab at CCA this month as a space to explore their practice, collaborate, and share their work with others. They will both be on residency again in early 2024 at CCA. Watch this space!

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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 […]

Past Creative Sessions
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16 Feb 2023, 18.00–20.00
CCA Clubroom

VJ-ing and sound visualisation with JNK

JNK will be leading a 2 hour workshop, where participants are invited to think about a translation of music into a visual representation. We will create some live video input to synergise with a workshop-specific electronic soundscape (composed by Eloise Kretschmer) around us. In the workshop participants will be introduced to visualisation software such as […]

4 Feb 2023, 14.00–15.30
Grovepark Hall, Community Central Hall

Vocals and Performance with Cass Ezeji

This workshop is for aspiring or beginner vocalists and requires no formal training. Cass Ezeji will lead the group in elements of voice and performance, from warming up the vocal cords, breathing exercises, to thinking about what performance means to each individual. Together, we will work with different interpretations of a song. You will also […]