What We Do

Creative Youth Network helps young people, no matter what their background or circumstances, to reach their own potential.

Youth Services

At Creative Youth Network, we run a variety of youth services and centres across Bristol and South Gloucestershire. Whether you're a young carer, a refugee / asylum seeker or want your voice to be heard, there's a youth session for you!

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Youth Voice

Creative Youth Network aims to make sure young people can express themselves and be heard, so that they can influence the decisions that affect them, within our organisation as well as wider society.

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Support for artists

We provide support for emerging young artists, musicians, performers and creatives aged 16-25 years old, empowering the next generation of great artists from all backgrounds.

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Our Strategy 2023-28

Creative Youth Network's Strategy draws on feedback from young people and partners to set out what we want to achieve for the next 5 years. Young people are at the heart of everything we do, so our strategy is based on what young people have told us they want and need from us.

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Our Creative Projects Gallery

  • The Art of (R)evolution | Exhibition

    The title of the exhibition is 'The Art of (R)evolution' and the theme is positive change through protest and social action. The artwork made by young people will include different art forms such as paintings, screen printings, illustrations, posters, photographs, short films, collages, poems, spoken word pieces, music Read more

  • HECATE – A Liminal Space | Exhibition

    From May to June, Lottie Steward's solo exhibition will be on display at The Station! Lottie combines contemporary, botanical, and occult symbolism to express transitory states and moments of self-discovery. Lotties perspective as a student mental health nurse and young creative is portrayed through the mediums of poetry, sculpture, and oil painting. Read more

  • Ryan Convery-Moroney | Exhibition 2023

    This body of work is dedicated to documenting my time spent working at a traditionally trading, cash only, uncomputerised greengrocers in the heart of Britain's longest independent shopping street of Gloucester Road. Pawsons has remained largely unchanged since the 60s and has truly stood the test of time. Read more

  • Bristol & The Bill | Exhibition

    An exhibition by Tom Whitson documenting the Police Crime Sentencing and Courts Bill (Kill the Bill) protests.
    Online Exhibition
    Featuring interview with the artist
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Creative Opportunities

  • The Courts Visual Arts Commission 2024

    Creative Youth Network is looking for emerging and early career artists aged 16 – 25 years old to create artwork for their new creative enterprise hub in Bristol’s city centre, The Courts.   These paid commissions, of which there are two, are available for individual artists or collectives, with a particular focus on commissioning:  1 x artist or collective from a Global Majority Ethnic background  1 x artist or collective who identifies as Disabled Read more

  • Storytelling Arts Club

    Tell your own story or other stories you create through acting, movement, photography, painting, writing, arts & craft or whatever way you choose. WHEN: Tuesdays (no session during half term, holidays) From 4:30-6 pm WHERE: The Station (Classroom), Silver Street, Bristol, BS1 2AG Read more

  • Song Writing

    Want to write your own songs? This course is all about experimenting with your voice and song writing in a creative way, having fun, and learning something new to make you feel inspired.
    Monday 15th January - Monday 25th March, 4 pm- 6 pm (no session during half term)  |
    Hanham Youth Centre, High Street, Hanham, BS15 3EJ Read more