We are part of the solution. The secret is in our name. Every year Creative Youth Network gives thousands of young people a taste and thirst for the arts and culture and the joy, life-skills and opportunity they bring.
But we want more.
Creative YOU is our campaign showcasing how we, you and the engaged, emerging and amazing young creatives we support, come together.
We want to reveal how, together, we are ambition, quality, cultural democracy and social mobility in action.
If all young people have access to creative subjects in school, then talented young people from all backgrounds can pursue their passion, develop crucial skills needed in so many industries and improve their wellbeing.
With all the pledges we’ll be reaching out to headteachers in Bristol and the South West. We hope this will encourage local academies to give more space to creativity in their curriculum.
Bristol, being the creative city we know and love, can pave the way for other regions to do the same, showcasing the true value of creativity.
Download our Creative YOU report
We support young Afghan refugees to make a life here. Many are devastated by what they are seeing happen in their country, to their friends and families. Our thoughts are with them all and we will continue to welcome all those who seek refuge in our city. Read more
Alice talks about common misconceptions about eating disorders and shares how these myths affected her. Read more
Owen shares his mission as a LGBTQ+ wellbeing practitioner - to equip young people with proacting coping skills that are healthy and beneficial: self-compassion, circles of control and connection. Read more
Rebecca Ball talks about the holistic approach we need in order to bring back from the brink generation COVID. Read more
Creative Youth Network today announces that our CEO, Sandy Hore-Ruthven, will be leaving his role at the end of the year. Over the course of his 15 year tenure Sandy has been a transformational leader, with his vision being key to Creative Youth Network's growth from a local organisation in East Bristol to the leading youth charity in the region.
18 youth organisations from across Bristol have been working together to create a strategy for the future of youth work in our city.
We support young Afghan refugees to make a life here. Many are devastated by what they are seeing happen in their country, to their friends and families. Our thoughts are with them all and we will continue to welcome all those who seek refuge in our city.
Safe Space is a community group for Sovereign Housing residents to connect with each other and take part in fun activities. It is an inclusive space for all, including those with physical and mental health disabilities, those with young children, those caring for relatives or friends, those of LGBTQ+, those of BAME, those of any background of any age.
Talking to young people about their vision for the building, Dan Norris heard of aspirations for a creative hub where young people from all backgrounds can fully explore their creative potential and find meaningful work.
Creative Youth Network is thrilled to be part of the West of England Visual Arts Alliance, a new consortium partnership which has been awarded £1.18 million by Arts Council England to transform the future of visual arts in Bristol and the West of England.
This Pride month we're going back to basics: talking about what celebrating Pride means to us, how important it is to young people and how we need to go beyond just rainbow and ensure support is in place.
A ground-breaking research project looking at the issue of youth resilience has been published today. Targeted Youth Workers and young people they support were interviewed by undergraduate student researchers from The University of Bristol in order to answer the question: What affects youth resilience?
Mixed media visual artist Miranda Collins talks about how she has been exploring social action with LGBT+ young people.
Illustrator Emily Thomas worked with young people in South Bristol to explore how we can change attitudes towards neurodiversity.